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Tchogha Zanbil

Susa, Iran
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Ranked #73 of 208 attractions in Iran
Description: The massive temple, palaces and walls are the best surviving remains of the ancient Kingdom of Elam.
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Tehran
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2013

The site contains the best preserved and the largest of all the ziggurats of Mesopotamia. The first enclosure contains the temenos. In origin, the temple located at the centre was a square building, dedicated to the Sumerian god Inshushinak. This temple was then converted into a ziggurat of which it constitutes the first storey.

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Tehran, Iran
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29 reviews 29 reviews
14 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2012

An old ancient building (more than 3000 years ago), wonderful architecture, if any body interested in ancient structure it is the one, full of details, you really need to go with well informed guide, it is so important, I went there 4 times and there is no any good guide there, accidentally in our last visit, we met somebody who... More

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Shanghai, China
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705 reviews 705 reviews
391 attraction reviews
1,711 helpful votes 1,711 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2011

Choga Zanbil is in the middle of nowhere- unless you count desert wastelands as somewhere. This region is so remote that we even passed a camel caravan on the way out here. You will pass flaming oil rigs as well, as you go tearing along the empty roads at breakneck speed. The whole area is close to the border with... More

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