Bichapur

Overview

Introduction

Easily seen on a day trip from Shiraz, this ruined Sassanian city from the third century BC is still being excavated. Set in an impressive gorge, the site has bas-reliefs, a Zoroastrian fire temple, the Shapur I Palace and, in the Mudan Grotto, a 26-ft/8-m statue carved from a stalagmite. The site is nice, but not as impressive as other ruins in Iran: Go if you have a lot of time; if not, spend more time in Shiraz instead. 400 mi/645 km south of Tehran.

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