At a distance of 23km northwest of Kazeroon, near Shapur’s river, and Shahi ancient road which linked the Sassanid capital (Tisfun) to Perspolis, Bishapur historical city was built.
Since the city was near southern coast of the Persian Gulf, has been very important to the Sassanids.
This city has nice weather, and is located in the entrance valley, full of Lemons, Oranges, and Dates trees, woodland and springs.
Bishapur city is reminiscent of greatness and prosperity of Sassanid period, for having many carvings and reliefs.
Valuable works of Sassanid are:
Anahita(goddess of water) Temple , the largest single stone of Shapur I,9 rock reliefs of ancient Sassanid period , largest inscription of Sassanian known as Kritir , and numerous fire temples .
Bishapur city has been made by Greek engineering methods in rectangular ground, that include 4 gates and 2 street .the western gate was the main entrance of the city.
Bishapur ancient region consists of 3 main part:
- Bishabur city
- Bishapur ‘s river valley