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The most important historical attraction of this old region is Rayen citadel ( Arg-e Rayen ) which is the largest adobe structure after Arg-e Bam ( Bam citadel ). Rayen citadel has more than 22000m2 area and also is the valuable and cultural monument which is visits by thousand internal and external tourists. This citadel is located in the western sough of Rayen city on high hill, that surrounded by 10 meters height wall. The only castle entry is from eastern side direction with a wonderful and big façade. The citadel includes: Market, Mosque, Sports club and public houses.


Rayen castle is one of the important monuments which shows Rayen old history and confirmed that Rayen was inhabited place before Islam and Sassanid ear. There were some older castle that have been destroyed by natural disasters, During Yazdgerd the third ear, the Arabs commander, Mejash ebn-e Masoud Salmi couldn’t enter to the Rayen castle during Kerman province triumph, because it ware very strong and fortified castle. Bahram Shah War with Malek Arsalan occurred near by the castle in 6th century EC, then the Rayen people came out of the castle and ended it in favor of Malek Arsalan.

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.


Choqazanbil is situated at a distance of 45 km. south east of Shoosh, and is the only remnant of an ancient city, that was constructed approximately in 1300 B.C. This city which was at the vicinity of 2 km. from Dez River was known as “Ontashgal”. The same is a reminder of the new Elamit civilization. It was surrounded by three interconnected sun brick made ramparts with the main entrance situated in the eastern side of the largest rampart. The palaces and tombs of the Elamit monarchs are situated between the first and second ramparts. Between the second and the third ramparts, the remnants of the water supply and purification system for city is observed. The water purification system of Choqazanbil was to provide drinking water for citizens, and is obviously accounted as one of the most ancient water supply systems. In the center of the third rampart, the main temple (Ziggurat) is placed. This square shaped structure is constructed at the dimensions of 105×105 sq.m, along four main directions.


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 nature of Hoor and specially the surrounding inhabitants are of anthropological interest.


Haft Tepe is an archaeological site situated in the Khuzestan Province in southwestern Iran. At this site the remains of the Elamite city of Kabnak were discovered in 1908, and excavations are still carried out.

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