With over 4100 sq km of area
is located in the North of Khozestan
province. This city is bordering Andimeshk
to the North , Masjed-e-Suleiman to the East
, Ilam to the West and Ahwaz to the South.
Historically Dezful is an old city in which
bricks for the first time were widely used
in construction of various types of
buildings . Due to its traditional and
natural attraction , this city is one of
Iran's important cities. There was a bridge
constructed over the river Dez in the
Sassanids era (224-562 CE) in Dezful , hence
the names Dezpol ( in Persian pol means
bridge) , Dezhpol or Dezful were all
inspired by it.
The city of Dezhpol existed untile mid 18th
century and its remnants bridge in thousands
of visitors to the city each year.
The choghamish hills stand in a plain about
40 Km Southeast of Dezful. Archeological
discoveries in that area starting 1962
includde pottery and clay as old as 5000 BC
belonging to Elamites and Parthians .
Evidence of some cemeteries from the time of
Sassanid dynasty were also discovered in
Old City of Jondi Shapoor :
The remnants of Jondi-Shapoor are still on
the left side of Dezful-Shushtar Road about
10 Km passed Dezful. This city was built by
Shapoor the First , king of Sassanids
dynasty (241-272 CE ) . Civil infrastructure
in Jondi-Shapoor is similar to those od the
roman cantonments. Archeologists believe
that this city was founded to home the roman
captives incorporating their own engineering
methods. City of . Jondi Shapoor's academic
universities played a decisive role in the
scientific world of those days, and it
lasted until about 980 CE.
Agha Mir Room
This semi-ruined structure is on Aghamir
Alley , Cyrus St , Dezful . Aghamir Room is
a 5 by 30 meter room across from Aghamir
water repository ( Ab-Anbaar-e-Aghamir).
This bath is at the Dezful old center. The
technique of repeating arcs tells us about
the common style of architecture used in
Guesthouses (Karavansara-ha) :
There were a few questhouses in Dezful
mostly from the time of safavids of which
the most important ones were called Bazar
and Ghandi , used by city merchants, storage
keepers and technocrats.
"Old Bridge" :
The old Bridge was reconstructed over the
foundations of a Sassanid built bridge
(226-651 CE ) to connect western Dezful to
its eastern part. This bridge has 14 large
openings to let the River Dez flow
underneath it. The old bridge had been
mended twice in Safavids and Qajars eras.
Bridge (Pol-e-Ghadeem-e-Karkheh) :
Karkheh Bridge is located on Dezhloran Road
, North of New Iron Bridge . There is
evidence of a wall, an opening , a thick
column , a stone foundation with stucco,
mortar and shaved rocks . Naderi and Paypol
are some other names given to this bridge .
The historical importance of this bridge is
because it had to be related to the Karkheh
Portico , connecting bridge's northern
sections to the river starting points.
or Roo-band Water Mills :
There is evidence of several roofs made by a
special type of cement called sarooj over
the cross section of river Dez in western
Dezful. These relics said to be the old city
water mills called by locals Raana, also
Lover Galleh Gah Water Mills :
Over the river Dez in northwestern Dezful,
ruins of three walls with two inlet ports on
the main wall and a collapsed roof are the
remnants of these mills which said to have
been built in the Sassanid era. The upper
and lower mills are 300 meters apart.
Places of Dezful :
Dezful is known as one of the country
religious cities . There are many old
mosques and holly tombs including Masjed
Jaame , Saesaeh , Mian Darreh , Bazar Kohneh
and Molla Ali Shah.
Masjed Jaame :
Architectural style used in Masjed Jaame
goes back to the 10th century repaired and
renewed once in 1737 CE in Safavid era along
with adding a portico to the mosque's
Some say Sabz-e-Ghaba ( Green garmented) was
Imam Musa Kazem's son who was Imam Reza's
(the 8th Shiite Imam) brother . The
construction of this building and its dome
dates back to the seljuq and Timurid
dynasties. The new tomb has been recently
Imam Jafar Tayar :
Tomb of Imam Jafar Tayar ( Imam Ali's cousin
and brother in law) is about 6 Km away from
of Shah Rokn-ul-Din :
Tomb of Seyed Ali son of Seyed Baha-ul-Din
also known as Shah Rokn-ul-Din is at the
eastern part of Sahrabe-Dar area in Dezful.
This tomb was built in the Timurid
(1380-1501 CE) dynasty.
Because of unique natural and geographical
position, Sezful has always been a center of
attraction. The Dez clear water and its
fertile shores have led to providing a
pleasant environment for growing oranges,
including Taghi Khan Garden , also natural
caves called "Kat" by locals , Shevey falls
in Northwestern Dezful , Abbasabad Brake and
Alikalleh regulatory dam lake are some other
suitable summer resorts.
Shahyoun Island is in the Dez lake about 45
Km away from Dezful. Both the Island and the
lake have breathtaking scenery. Green high
hills in the North of the Island are
standing are standing ostentatiously. On the
eastern shore where Shahyoun village lays,
is the boat terminal of the Island.