1 Day Trip to The World of Sassanid Dynasty to Bishapoor


Tour Code: CS01BTPZ13

Tour Highlights

Sassanian Bishapoor Town
Anahita Temple
Booyids Dynasty Mosque
Bishapoor Museum
Tang-e Chogan Bass Relives
Bishapoor Cave
Zagros Mountains
Tour Extra Information
Tour Inclusions
English speaking guide
Entrance fees
Tour Exclusions

Location: Bishapoor village, Shiraz

Transport: Depends on Numbers (Private car, Van, Bus)
Note: For more than 9 persons, please send an inquiry.
Departure point: Tour departs from all hotels in Shiraz
Departure time:
 09.00 AM
Hotel pickups commence approximately 10 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.
Duration:  8 Hours (approx.)
Return details: Returns to the original departure point

What You Can Expect

Bishapoor, 'the beautiful of Shapur', is situated south of modern Faliyan, just off the ancient road between Persis and Elam, which connected the Sasanian capitals Istakhr (close to Persepolis) and Firuzabad to Susa and Ctesiphon. The city was built near a river crossing. As the name indicates, the city was founded by King Shapur (241-272). Like the bridge at Shushtar, it was built by Roman soldiers who had been captured after the defeat of the Roman emperor Valerian in 260.

Temple of Anahita, is, in fact, an unidentified structure, deeper than the other rooms of the palace. The structure, with its pleasant, harmonious dimensions, can only be reached by descending long stairs. The water conduit in the shrine of Anahita. It is a building without parallel. Once you've descended the stairs, you will find yourself on a small square, surrounded by high walls. The square must have been a pool, surrounded by sidewalks. The doors in the walls give access to a corridor that surrounded the square, and which in turn gave access to the place where the aqueduct reached this square building.

Just beside the ancient city of Bishapur, there are six bas-reliefs of Sassanid Kings in Tang-e Chogan gorge. Just 130 km to the west of Shiraz and in the walking distance of the ancient city of Bishapur, you can enter a gorge, where a seasonal river passes, and find some astonishing bas-reliefs of the 3rd and 4th centuries. Memorials of Sassanid kings and their achievements, in some ways similar to the ones in Naqsh-e Rostam and Naqsh-e Rajab near Persepolis and Taq-e Bostan in Kermanshah, but distinctive in another way. But that is not all! There is also the giant 6 meters high statue of Shapur I (241 - 272), the second Sassanid king, inside a cave 800 meters higher than the river bed which has no equivalents in Iran!

About five kilometers to the east of the city of Bishapoor, and beyond the reliefs in the Tang-e Chowgan gorge, there's a wide valley between two lines of rocks, some 450-500 meters high. In the northern mountains is, at a height of about 400 meters, the Mundan Cave, which is also known as the Cave of Shapur. The entrance of the cave is about twenty meters wide and five meters high, but inside, it is much larger and reaches a height of twelve meters. 

Please Note
Guides in the following languages (Arabic, Turkey, French, German) are only available upon request and availability

There is a chance to change the itinerary as you desire, please do not hesitate to contact us. 

Booking Info
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1 Days
Package Type: Single
Price (per person): 95 $
Package Type: Double
Price (per person): 55 $
Package Type: Triple
Price (per person): 42 $

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