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Khuzestan province

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Kuzestan province with an area of about sixty-four thousand square kilometers, is located in southwestern Iran. Khuzestan is one of the provinces that suffered a lot during the eight-year war of Iran and Iraq. Prolonged occupation of some areas of the province, constant rocket firing, air and ground attacks on the cities of Dezful, Bostan, Hoveyzeh, Susangard, Ahvaz, Shush, Shadegan, Andimeshk and many other areas, all caused a great damage to its cultural, social and economic heritages.
Geography
This province is bounded to Ilam province in northwest, to Lorestan province in north, to Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad provinces in northeast and to Chaharmahal and Bakhtiariin east. It is bordered by the Persian Gulf to the south and Iraq to the west. According to the divisions of the country, this province has fifteen cities, thirty-five districts, and four thousand villages. The north and east of Khuzestan are covered by the Zagros Mountains, so that in the southern areas, hills are visible. Khuzestan province can be divided into mountainous and plain regions.
Customs
Khuzestan is the source of culture and art. Cultural diversity and multiplicity of different ethnic groups living in this region, such as: Arabic speakers, Bakhtiari, Behbahani, Dezfuli, Shushtari and inhabitants of the Persian Gulf, has created a unified and varied dialects, languages, customs and traditions, rituals, ceremonies and manifestations of prayer and drama which are remarkable in various forms and cultural and artistic studies. The poems, songs, proverbs, music, dances and rituals of these tribes have enriched Khuzestan and they bring you closer to the rising and transcendent values of culture and art. Due to the fact that Khuzestan is the place of different Iranian tribes, it has a great variety of local clothes too.
Handicrafts
The cultural diversity of Khuzestan province has also affected the eating habits of the people of this region. In this province you can find a variety of foods that are each influenced by a particular culture. Khuzestan food is often spicy. Due to the djacency to the sea, fish has been in their diet that is cooked in different ways such as grilled or with rice. Spicy Indian foods and delicious Arab foods are also very popular in Khuzestan. Dates, cakes, pastries and citrus of Dezful are among the most important souvenirs of Khuzestan. Khuzestan kilim, Aba weaving and reed pen are special handicrafts of this province.
Tourism attraction
Each of the cities of this province has amazing historical monuments that tell you about the civilization and art of the people of this land. Tchogha zanbil Ziggurat Temple is the most famous and important historical and architectural monument of Shush city, which is more than 3200 years old. In 1979, this monument was registered as the first national monument of Iran in the UNESCO World Heritage List. The historical city of Susa itself is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Acropolis, Apadana and the Shahr-e Shahi (Royal City) are also remnants of the ancient cities of the Susa region. Shushtar hydraulic system, Kaveh Bazaar, Shush TChogha Zanbil ziggurat, Tomb of Daniel Nabi Shousha, Susa Demorgan castle, Shushtar Grand Mosque, Shush museum, Abadan Armenian Church, Abadan Museum and the old bridge of Dezful are some of the most important sights of the province. In addition to the historical attractions of this province, there are also beautiful natural attractions, such as: Karun River of Ahvaz, Hoveyzeh or Hur al-Azim Wetland, Shadegan International Wetland, Kooshak Island of Masjed Soleyman, and Dez River, etc.

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Susa Hafttappeh museum

Hafttappeh Museum of Susa is one of the oldest museums in Khuzestan and Susa provinces, which has a long history and reminds us of the ancient civilization of Iran. This beautiful historical site is located 15 km southeast of Susa and 100 km from Ahvaz.

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