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Shapoor Cave-Shapour Cave-Shapur Cave-Ghare Shapur

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Shapoor Cave-Shapour Cave-Shapur Cave-Ghare Shapur

Postby Parvaneh » Sat Dec 06, 2014 11:53 am

Introduction: Shapoor Cave-Shapour Cave-Shapur Cave(Persian:غار شلپور )

Shapoor cave is located at the end of Chogan gate at distance of four kilometers of Bishapoor in Kazeroon in Fars Province with 800 highest from the ground and 30 meters gate entrance. There is seen a huge statue from the Sassanid first Shapoor and show yet the glory of Sassanid powers kings and fame to this name because of it. Shapoor statue created from huge stone column that is been in this space with seven meters heights. This statue shows Shapoor in a stand position.


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Location: 4 Km Away from Bishapour-in the Kazerun County of Pars Province

Walking path length: Hundred meter to walking

Days of trip: 3 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need about 14 hr driving from Tehran to Bishapur)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: No limit but April up to June is the best time.

Daily time visit: No

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: Depend on your plan

Legal permission need: No


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Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: Yes


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Hotel: In Kazerun County Yes

Village: No

Shop: In Kazerun County Yes

Gasoline: In Kazerun County Yes


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How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or south terminal of buses in Tehran (more info)
2- Take a bus to Kazerun County (Distance from Tehran to Kazerun is 939 Km)
3- Take a taxi to Bishapur and then Shapoor Cave(Distance from Kazerun to Bishapur is 15 Km)



Nearest airport: Shiraz airport

Nearest train station: Shiraz station


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Naqsh-e-Shapour Engraving, Kazeroon

Postby Parvaneh » Tue Feb 03, 2015 8:26 am

It has remained as a part of a thriving city. The ruins of Shapour exists in the Chogan Valley, a few kilometers away from Kazeroon. In the Chogan Valley, on the precipice of the mountain and on both sides of a river, many carvings can be distinguished: Two men on their horses standing face to face and a third person bending on his knees stretching his hands as though begging for forgiveness.

It seems to be an impression of Shapour on a horse , with curly hair and a crown of a monarch. Above Shapour's head there is an angel with a horn. On two sides of the carvings, are two arches, in each of which three people are encarved.

It seems that Shapour is apparently receiving people with gifts for him.

This shows Shapour with two armed soldiers on their horses. One of them is giving a ring to the other.
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Re: Shapoor Cave-Shapour Cave-Shapur Cave-Ghare Shapur

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