The length of this wetland is 100 km. and its width is between 15-75 km. It is limited from west by the Tigris River and form the east by the flat plains of Iran. Throughout, the Hoor is covered by reeds. The depth of the water towards the sides is shallow while in the center it is more than 7 m. Special canoes can be used in this wetland. The...more
In the eastern mountainous region of Ahvaz, there are some engraved crypts right in the heart of mountain, which was supposed to be the burial place for Zoroastrians of Ahvaz in the pre-Islamic era. The present appearance and condition of crypts reveals that these places probably used to be temples, and later on became a burial place or graveyard.more
1. Ghoncheh Restaurant, Prad Street 513952.
2. Kenar Rud (Riverside) Restaurant, on the west bank of the river, a pleasant 300-meter walk north of the suspension bridge, popular on Fridays and holidays. It's quite good for sea- and river-fish and the nearest thing to a tourist eating place in town, 332421.
3. Khalij Fars Restaurant, Amanieh Street 330043.
4. Khayyam Restaurant, 24-meter Street, at the east end of the suspension bridge, where delicious fried white fish with boiled rice is served in addition o other dishes 2222453.
5. Moqaddam Restaurant Enghelab Street 73515.
6. Pol Restaurant, Naderi Street 226279.
7. Shamshiri Restaurant, Amanieh Street 334252.
8. Taq-e Bostan Restaurant, Amanieh Street 332928.
9. Ziba Restaurant Naderi Street 214123.
.Restaurants at Oxin Hotel and Fair Grand Hotel, 442133-4 and 220091-5.
.Balut Fruit Ice Cream Hall, though a long trek out of the center (and not marked in English), is very good for fruit ice cream and samosas.
.The usual sandwich bars and several good chelo kababis around Shohada Square, the bus terminal area, and the Ahwaz Railway Station..
I asked at reception desk of Iran hotel in Ahvaz how much would cost taxi to Choqa Zanbil. It ended that one of hotel employees took me there and back by his own car for 220 000 rials. I am sure it is possible to make better deal, but then probably you should go to taxi station where there will be more drivers willing to bring you there and make...more
From Ahvaz I took a bus to Bushehr at 7am. As everywhere in Iran I just needed to get to the bus station and already outside I was met by some agents of bus companies, asked where I want to go and pointed to the right office. The cost of ticket was 45 000 rials for Mercedez bus, but it had some airconditioning and video movies, so maybe it was...more
I took Iran Air (www.iranair.com) flight from Tehran to Ahvaz. Maybe it was because of Ramadan, but I could get a ticket even one day before the flight. The cost of ticket was only 26 usd. All information in Airport and on aircraft was also in English - despite the fact that I could not see any other foreigner on this flight. It was rather old...more
MASJID-E JOM'E AHWAZ
Meaning Friday Mosque (also called Jam'e ~Mosque), it is an early Islamic monument of the 9th century AD and possesses a minaret, several stone columns and numerous inscriptions (bordering its mihrab) bearing a number of dates. Said to have been erected by the Abbassid Caliph AI Mu'tazzu Bellah, /the inscription dates of the Mosque (1053, 1284, 1526, 1761, and 1798 AD) are indicative of repeated repairs carried out therein in the later periods. The construction of the minaret of the Mosque has been attributed to Sheikh Uvais ibn Sheikh Hassan Chupani (1419 AD) and to the Chupanid period. The main ; rayer hall in the northern part possesses a superb wooden man bar (pulpit) with an inscription upon it bearing the name of Mansur Abul Harith and the date (1053 AD). To the north of the Mosque there are 12 roof columns plus 8 more columns to the south, each about 5 meters high. The high arches of the monument together with its lofty ivans and the structural technique of the prayer hall make sufclear that it beto eIslamiperiod
BRIDGESIn the vicinity of the town, Roman prisoners built several barrages and dams on an arm of the Karun river for the Sassanian king Shapour I (24 I -272 AD) after his victory over Valerian (260 AD) at Edessa, in northern Mesopotamia. Valerian's bridge, the largest dam-bridge, 165 meters long, is approximately at the exit of Shushtar. It now has...more