Haft Tappeh Travel Guide

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Haft Tappeh Transportation

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    by coceng Written Jun 5, 2006

    I hired a taxi to reach Haft Tappeh from Ahvaz, which also took me to Chogha Zanbil & ended in Shush.
    Cost me USD 20.
    Travellers could easily hire a taxi from Shush, which would be nearer to Haft Tappeh than hiring a taxi from Ahvaz.
    In my case, what happened was I arrived in Ahvaz by the night bus from Shiraz.
    Arrived in Ahvaz at about 7 am, instead of going straight to Shush, I hired a taxi from Ahvaz to Chogha Zanbil, Haft Tappeh & would end in Shush.
    Chogha Zanbil & Haft Tappeh are almost on the way to reach Shush.
    At least when I was in Shush, I didn't have to go out again but instead exploring Shush which is an ancient city in itself.

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Haft Tappeh Tourist Traps

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    by coceng Updated Jun 5, 2006

    To most travellers, Haft Tappeh itself is a tourist trap !
    The site is not well-preserved at all, just some mounds of where the ancient site would be.
    For me I still wanted to reach here simply because I would like to see the countryside this side of Iran. I saw cornfields & some factories though.
    I still captured them through my camera but not to many of you, I suppose.

    Unique Suggestions: You can skip Haft Tappeh if you want.

    Fun Alternatives: There's a museum here if you are interested. I didn't go in because the sun was hot even at 12 pm; I just couldn't wait to reach Shush where I could take shower & lie down on a soft bed.

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Haft Tappeh Favorites

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    by coceng Written Jun 5, 2006

    Fondest memory: We can go up the mounds if we want. No entrance fees whatsoever.
    Just be careful as there are holes here & there.
    Also, there would be some workers doing some works there & they might not like you climbing up the mounds as it would probably interupting their work.
    Better ask permission first.

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