Selasal Castle, Iran’s 10th cultural heritage site registered on UN list

Selasal Castle is a huge fortified building in Iran’s Khuzestan province dating back to the Sassanid era.

The castle, located in the city of Shushtar, includes multiple big yards, barracks, stables, bathrooms, shabestans [underground spaces], towers, gardens, qourkhanehs (places of weapons], naqarehkhanehs [places of musical instruments], harems, kitchens, big ponds, a fence and a moat.

Salasel Castle was registered on UNESCO’s list of World Heritage Sites in 2009 and is Iran’s 10th cultural heritage site to be registered under number 1315 on the United Nations’ list together with the 12 other monuments as Shushtar Historical Hydraulic System.

Shushtar is an ancient Iranian city, approximately 61 kilometers away from Dezful, Khuzestan province. The city dates back to the Achaemenid era.

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