Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System

Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System



Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, inscribed as a masterpiece of creative genius, can be traced back to Darius the Great in the 5th century B.C. It involved the creation of two main diversion canals on the river Karoon (Karun) one of which, Gargar canal, is still in use providing water to the city of Shushtar via a series of tunnels that supply water to mills. It forms a spectacular cliff from which water cascades into a downstream basin. It then enters the plain situated south of the city where it has enabled the planting of orchards and farming over an area of 40,000 ha. known as Mianâb (Paradise). The property has an ensemble of remarkable sites including the Salâsel Castel, the operation center of the entire hydraulic system, the tower where the water level is measured, damns, bridges, basins and mills. It bears witness to the know-how of the Elamites and Mesopotamians as well as more recent Nabatean expertise and Roman building influence.

A Video Clip of Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System



Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System is located in Shushtar city where it is 90 kilometers far from Ahwaz(Ahvaz) city. The duration of visiting tour of Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System is 1-2 hours(when you reach Shushtar city). When you visit Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System, you may visit other historical places which are located in Shushtar city such as Shadorvan Bridge-Dam, and Shushtar Jameh Mosque.

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