kazerun & Bishapur

kazerun & Bishapur

Bishapur cave

Bishapur city

Tang-e Chogan



kazerun is a city and capital of Kazeroon County, Fars Province, Iran. In 2017 its population was 143,869 in 68,810 families. Its agricultural products include date palms, citrus orchards, wheat, tobacco, rice, cotton, and vines.


Bishapur City:

Bishapur is an ancient city with ruins dating back to the Sassanian period. The city was built by Shapur I in 266 B.C, using defeated Roman soldiers from the armies of Valerian and it had not been fully excavated yet. Take time to wander around and notice the architectural details of the city in the columms, the zoroastrian temple to the water goddess and… .Also you can see ruins of a castle on the nearby hill. Beside the city there is a place which is called Tang-e Chogan. You can see 6 bas-reliefs by the river sides which carved there by shapur and his successors to show their power and victories. About 3 km from the city, there is a ecolodge called tang-e chowgan (exactly in Darreh shoori village). I recommend you to visit there if you are interested in nomad life and experience-based tourism. Also you can find a good local guide there who interperet what ever you see, for you in a best way. Just trust them and you will experience a memorable day there.

was an ancient city in Sasanid Persia (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 the Kazerun County of Pars Province, Iran.

Bishapur was built near a river crossing and at the same site there is also a fort with rock-cut reservoirs and a river valley with six Sassanid rock reliefs.


tange chogan :


 Chogan history tange is located in north valley of Bishapoor city in Kazeroon Township in Fars Province. Tange chogan was the place of traditional playing of chogan by Sassanid kings and famous Shapoor cave and beautiful statue of Shapoor located in the west wall of this area. The beautiful river of Shapoor passes away from this tange. There are some inscriptions belong to the Sassanid kings like Rostam and Bistoon inscriptions in this area.


Bishapur Cave :

This cave is located on the heights overlooking Chogan Valley, about 6 km from the ancient city of Bishapur in the south of Iran. Shiraz is one of the cities from where you can start your trip to get there.

Now imagine you’re up there. What appears in front of your eyes is a huge statue standing in front of you not far ahead. He’s Shapur I, the second king of the Sassanid Empire. Yes, it’s really surprising to see such a huge statue in a cave at the top of a mountain. But it’s not the only thing that can surprise you.

Sculptures and rock reliefs have formed an outstanding part of Sassanid art. Although such carvings benefited less popularity at those times as compared to the other ancient periods, they’ve done the best in depicting some significant figures and events.


when and how to go Bishapur:

For visiting Bishapur you must first travel to Shiraz. Buses are available for taking you to Kazerun County. From Kazerun you will need a driver and a guide to take you to the ancient city of Bishapur. For visiting the cave, you should hire a guide at the entrance of the excavation site, and make sure you announce your visit two hours earlier.It’s about 2 hours’ drive from Shiraz to Bishapur, so you can either choose to stay a night in Kazerun county, or to head to Bishapur from Shiraz first thing in the morning, and come back to Shiraz before sunset. Given that it might take you longer if you decide to hike to the cave, it would be better to stay a night in Kazerun County.
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Bishapur is one of the wonders and recently registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site in Iran. we recommends you to visit Bishapur while you’re visiting Shiraz. Thorugh our packages (https://shirazdriver.com) you can visit every single important sights in Iran. Our  packages are made to plan your trip to Iran with unique services. We can make your trip to Iran a wonderful trip.

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