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Shapour Cave
02-04-2012, 11:47 AM (This post was last modified: 02-04-2012 12:19 PM by Ardsol.)
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Shapour Cave

Shapour Cave


Shapour Cave and Statue of King Shapor I
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This historical cave is named after the Shapor the Great the king of Sassanid Dynasty. This cave it is famous for the unique 7m tall and 1800 years old grand statue of Shapor I at the entrance of the cave. The cave is located near Sasan (Kashkoli) village in Tang e Chovgan valley, Closed to Shapur river and 6 km far from the historical site of Bishapur, the Sassanid winter capital. The entrance of this cave is 30m and is one of the largest in Iran.
This interesting tourist zone is hot in summer and moderate to cold in winter, you need one hour of simple trekking to reach the cave, a good place for foreign tourists mount climbers, caving and and outdoor activities in Shiraz province,

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Shapour Cave Kazeroon Fars, Iran
Photo by Ardeshir Soltani

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02-04-2012, 11:53 AM (This post was last modified: 02-04-2012 12:20 PM by Ardsol.)
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History of Statue of King Shapor I
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About 1400 years ago the Persian Sassanid Empire collapse, and it is believed that this grand statue was collapsed down by an earthquake and broke to some parts later, it was on the ground for less than 14 centuries , about 40 years ago a group historical monuments lovers raised it again on its feet and fixed it.
Unfortunately, a main road is constructed recently through this historical site and thousands of vehicles pass through the site every day. The historical site of Bishpur has been split into two separate parts by this road, on the north side of the road are Tang e Chowgân valley, mountain pass, Shapour Cave, and Dokhtar Castle and some historical mount carving and on the south are other architectural relics, historical City of Bishapur, Anahita Temple.

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King Shapour Staue in Shapour Cave Iran
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02-04-2012, 12:09 PM (This post was last modified: 02-04-2012 12:20 PM by Ardsol.)
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Shapour Cave

Shapour Cave


How to go to Shapour Cave
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Tehran> Shiraz> Kazeroon
Kazeroon Road to Chenar Shahijan (Qaemiyeh)> Bishapour Historical Site> Tang e Chowgan Valley> Bridge> Sasan Village

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Shapour Cave Iran
Photo by Ardeshir Soltani

GPS Coordinate
Sasan Village Bridge
Altitude 850 M
Latitude 29-47-37 N
Longitude 52-37-15 E

Starting Point Sasan Village
Start your trekking here, it takes about one hour to reach the cave, there is a good footpath with clear route signs.
Altitude 866 M
Latitude 29-47-57 N
Longitude 51-37-04

Alternate Names and Spellings for Shapour Cave
Shabor, Shahbor Cave, Shapur, Shahpour,Shahpor Shapoor, Shapor, Shabour, Shabor Cave, Ghar e Shapor, Qar e Shapour
in Persian:غار شاهپور , غار شاپور


Longest Caves in Iran
1- QoriQaleh (Ghori Ghaleh) Cave 13 Km, watercave
2- Katale khor Cave 12.8 Km Natural
3- AliSadr Cave, 11.5 km, water cave
4- Karaftou Cave 750 m, Historical

Major Caves of Iran
Ali Sadr Cave Hamedan, Iran, water cave.
Karafto Cave, natural and historical.
KataleKhor Cave Zanjan, natural and historical.
Pol e Moon, natural and historical.
Qori Qaleh Cave Kermanshah, natural.
Shapour Cave Kazeroon, natural and historical.
Sahoolan, Mahabad, Natural National Monument Aquatic.
Vara, Jahrom, historical.

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