The Bahmanshir channel is a secondary estuary of the Karun River that parallels the Arvand Rud/Shatt al-Arab waterway on the far side of the Abadan Island for 70 miles before emptying into the Persian Gulf.  The Bahamanshir served as the main estuary of the Karun River before the digging of the Haffar canal by the [...]

Minoo Island

The beautiful Minoo Island is one of the most important tourist attractions in Abadan which can be a memorable destination for every traveler because of its spectacular nights. It is located between Abadan and Khorramshahr where two branches of Arvand River surround it. A small town called Minoo is located on this island and is the largest village [...]

Palace of Darius in Susa

The Achaemenid palace in Susa was built during the reign of Darius I the Great. It is built on an impressive terrace (cf. the terrace at Persepolis) and the design is closer to the palaces of Babylonia and Syria, with their numerous rooms, than to the Iranian residences (e.g., Pasargadae and the Taçara in Persepolis). In a famous inscription (known as [...]

Shush Castle

The ancient city of Susa has been one of the oldest civilization centers and one of the most famous cities in the world, the capital of several thousand years of the Ilam city, as well as the Achaemenid Empire’s winter capital. It is the center of the Ilam civilization, located 150 kilometers east of the Tigris River [...]

Karun-3 Dam

The Karun-3 dam is a hydroelectric dam on the Karun river located in the province of Khuzestan, Iran. It was built to help meet Iran’s energy demands as well as to provide seasonal flood control. The Karun river has the highest discharge slits and seasonal flooding in Iran. The Karun-3 power generators are connected to [...]

Chogha Zanbil

Located in ancient Elam (today Khuzestan province in southwest Iran), Tchogha Zanbil (Dur-Untash, or City of Untash, in Elamite) was founded by the Elamite king Untash-Napirisha (1275-1240 BCE) as the religious centre of Elam.iran tour The principal element of this complex is an enormous ziggurat dedicated to the Elamite divinities Inshushinak and Napirisha. It is [...]