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Address: Susa, Iran
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Description: The massive temple, palaces and walls are the best surviving remains of...
The massive temple, palaces and walls are the best surviving remains of the ancient Kingdom of Elam.
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An unmissable archeological site with one of the few ziggurat still visible (yes, just like the ones we studied in history in the fertile crescent!...). The building is impressive... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 19, 2015
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Turin, Italy
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151 reviews 151 reviews
27 attraction reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

An unmissable archeological site with one of the few ziggurat still visible (yes, just like the ones we studied in history in the fertile crescent!...). The building is impressive and around it remnants of dwellings and wells are well recognisable. We were lucky because in the proximity of the Iranian new year they were building huts identical to the one... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Chogha zanbil is near susa city,very interesting and exciting,and very old.you can be surprised of such details,and the architecting and the intelligence of old people,visiting it is really good.

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Tehran, Iran
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16 reviews 16 reviews
7 attraction reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

Tchogha Zanbil is a real magic of old world founded about 3300 years ago. It is located about 35km away from Susa, the ancient city going back to about 6000 years ago, and visiting these two locations would be a trip to Iran old civilization! The building/construction is full of wonders and ancient symbols and is a masterpiece of architecture!... More 

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Tehran
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25 reviews 25 reviews
20 attraction reviews
72 helpful votes 72 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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33 reviews 33 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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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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