Historical Chogan Canyon

Sassanid reliefs in the area

Visiting time:
Spring and Summer 8-20; Autumn and Winter 8-18 (It closes half an hour earlier)
Weekly holiday:
Annual holidays:
9th and 10th of Moharram, 28 Safar, 21th of Ramazan , 25th of Shavval( these are dates on the lunar calender) 14th Khordad (solar calender), 22th Bahman
Entrance fee(Iranian):
25.000 Rials
Intrance fee(Foreigners):
150.000 Rials
About: Historical Chogan Canyon

The historical canyon of Chogan is located near Bishapur city in Kazeroun. This historical canyon is like a unique treasure of Sassanid relics and lithography. Shapur River springs from the heart of this canyon and there are embossed images of Sassanid kings such as those in Naqshee Rustam and Behistun and around it, which some of them are unique.
Chogan canyon used to be the traditional place to play polo by the Sassanid kings, and the famous cave of Shapur and the beautiful stony statue of Shapur is located in the middle of its western walls.

This canyon was registered in January 6th, 1932 in the list of Iran’s national relics with the registration number of 158. It recorded in UNESCO in 2018 among other archaeological sites situated in three geographical parts in the southeast of Fars Province.

General Specifications
Historical Chogan Canyon
Chougan canyon was the place where the Sassanid kings used to play polo (chougan).
Special features
Sassanid era reliefs in the area
Important parts to visit
The stone reliefs, Shapoor cave and the statue of Sassanid Shapoor I located inside the cave
Best time to visit
March is very lush and beautiful with pleasant weather.
Estimated required time for the visit
At least one day
Nearest tourist attractions
Ancient Bishapur city
Access route
Across the ancient Bishapur city, 23 kilometers from the city of Kazerun, Fars, Iran
Parking at the beginning
Network coverage
Historical Chogan Canyon
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