February 13, 2019

The second hottest city in Iran, Ahvaz is famed for its hospitable residents and nightlife.

Built twice during the history, earlier by Elamites and followed by Ardeshir Babakan, the Parthian emperor, about 3,000 years ago, the city presents itself with lots of things to do and see.

Seemingly, Karun River has brought life and vividness to the city. The great river holds a series of bridges where tourists and sightseers stroll around to stare at the river on different spots while enjoying flocks of birds flying. Well-built bridges are a spotlight to look up at skies and watch the glowing stars at night.

Rangoon’s Mosque is another not-to-be-missed site. Built at the demand of Sunni Rangoon migrators, who came from Myanmar, near Arvandrud River, the mosque boasts a combination of Iran and India’s architectures.

An ancient temple crowns the city of Masjed-e Soleyman which dates to the Achaemenes and Parthian eras according to the unearthed pottery containers, statues and ancient coins in the site. It is worth peeking.

Among top hotels in Ahvaz are Kiyan-e Pars, Naderi, Oksin, and Neishekar which are chosen depending on tourists’ budget. The priciest hotel is luxurious Kiyan-e Pars and the medium-rate is Persia.

Maybe the best part of any journey is to test the cuisines the destination city has to offer. Samosa, Berenjo Gusht (rice and lamb), and Ghalyeh Mahi (a specialty fish dish) come on top of the list. For fast food lovers, Felafel sandwich is a great bite. Best restaurants with high-quality food and drinks are Kaktus-e Sabz, Atena pizza place, Italian Oops restaurant, and Lashgarabad food court.

Souvenir shops marvel tourists with artistic handicrafts and elegant local clothes. Fresh date cookies can be purchased at Bazar-e Kaveh.

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