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Bishapur

Qaemie Kazeroun Road, Kazerun, Iran
+98 921 575 8514
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City of great historic interest but mostly ruins; splendid rock reliefs

Note that the map location on Tripadvisor was wrong for this location - it is a few hours drive... read more

Reviewed May 31, 2017
J0anned568
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Canberra, Australia
Definitely worth a day trip from Shiraz

Offers a nice (extra) alternative to Persepolis, but difficult to reach by public transportations... read more

Reviewed April 16, 2017
mrviflot
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Vienna, Austria
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The ruins of this third-century city are 90 miles from Shiraz.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good44%
  • Average5%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible0%
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“ancient city” (4 reviews)
“day trip” (3 reviews)
“huge statue” (3 reviews)
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Qaemie Kazeroun Road, Kazerun, Iran
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Reviewed May 31, 2017

Note that the map location on Tripadvisor was wrong for this location - it is a few hours drive east of Shiraz. The whole day, including a stop to see the Persian Gates, and the scenery along the way, is well worth doing, noting that...More

1  Thank J0anned568
Reviewed April 16, 2017

Offers a nice (extra) alternative to Persepolis, but difficult to reach by public transportations. Recommend doing a day trip from Shiraz and include the case of Shapur on the same day.

Thank mrviflot
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Bishapur was a Sassanian city founded in 266 by Shapur I. It was an amateur archaeologist's dream because it had not been fully excavated yet. The city was built by Roman soldiers who had been captured after Valerian's defeat in 260. However, it was not...More

1  Thank Archaeobuff
Reviewed January 3, 2017

One of very few places I have seen that all passengers enjoyed. A historical city, containing a temple, streets, homes, etc, which has been hidden for centuries and in recent decades discovered. I recommend mostly Temple of Anahita, ancient Iranian goddess of water.

Thank Alireza G
Reviewed September 25, 2016

The bas-reliefs are carved on the rocks near the Shapur river and the ruins of the royal Sassanian city are impressive.

Thank wimAntwerp
Reviewed July 30, 2016

... especially if you have learned about Persian and Greek history where these guys participated :) do not miss on your way to Persepolis

Thank kmarko
Reviewed July 11, 2016

The ruins of the city are mostly reconstruction. One interesting point is the water distribution system. The city dates back to the Sassaniads 224-651 AD, the last native dynasty to rule Persia before the Arabs came. King Shapur I built Bishapur in 266 AD using...More

Thank laurie b
Reviewed May 19, 2016

Excellent day tour from Shiraz, several bas-reliefs beautifully carved into the mountain to celebrate Shapur victory over Romans. Suggestive hike to Shapur cave up in the mountain, at least one hour up and slightly less down. Great views from the top. Wear good trekking shoes,...More

Thank maxscuba
Reviewed May 4, 2016

Rather than visit the ruins, we hiked up to Shapur cave. It was perhaps a two hour climb and well worth it! The views are lovely and once at the top, there's a huge statue that is carved from a stalagmite at the mouth of...More

Thank saltimbanquina
Reviewed April 27, 2016 via mobile

Bishapur (Middle Persian: Bay-Šāpūr; Persian:بیشاپور‎‎, Bishâpûr) was an ancient city in Iran on the ancient road between Persis and Elam. The road linked the Sassanid capitals Estakhr(very close to Persepolis) and Ctesiphon. It is located south of modern Faliyan in theKazerun County of Pars Province, Iran.

Thank Milad B
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