Karun is where the earliest ancient civilizations of Iran stand alongside, and owe a large part of the south to the country.
The river also has several records, the heaviest river in Iran, the largest river in Iran, and the longest river in Iran (located only inside Iran), and the only navigable river in Iran (until it was flooded) is Karun. It is also the only river that is linked to international waters and the world's oceans. The main branches of Karun, which are Armand, Koohrang and Bazoft, originate from Zardkoh Bakhtiari in Chaharmahal province. The river also has many tributaries that originate from different mountains. For example, Dena in Kohgiluyeh and Boyer Ahmad, some rivers of Semirom and Fereydoon in Isfahan, some oligodars and Dez rivers in Lorestan Heights. When it flows through the winding mountains and bends, it flows into the Gotvand area of Khuzestan plain. To the north of Shooshtar, it is divided into two branches, Gargar Creek (which is a tributary of the Achaemenid dynasty, also known as Dodange), and Shattayat (Fourthang). Dez River is the most important sub-river of Karun, which passes through Dezful city and joins Karun in north Ahvaz. The route continues to the Persian Gulf. If you want to know what cities Karun is passing through, you should name the cities of Shahrekord, Borujen, Lordegan, Izeh, Masjed Soleiman, Shooshtar, Ahvaz, Khorramshahr, Karun city and some other cities of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province and Khuzestan province. The Karun River is 950 kilometers long and reaches a height of 3,000 meters.
Shushtar water structures are the main tourist attraction of the Karun River. Khuzestan has long been in danger of floods and flood damage, and this danger was never hidden from the eyes of the ancient Iranians. It was almost during the Achaemenid era that the Iranians decided to build a dam and a dam on the Karun River. The result of their work is a complex structure built over 500 years and today is one of the wonders of ancient engineering.
Attractions by the Karun River
Shushtar water structures are a collection of gutters, bridges, dams, streams and mills. This magnificent structure was able to contain water, repel flood danger, and even generate energy. Along the Karun River, engineers have created artificial waterfalls to move the mills and produce flour from the wheat, using the energy that lies beneath the height difference. Shushtar Blue Structures was listed as the 10th Iranian World Heritage Site in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
White Bridge is another sightseeing in Karun River, located in Ahwaz. Although it is not the oldest bridge in Ahwaz (the Black Bridge is older), everyone recognizes Ahwaz with its white bridge, which has become the symbol of Ahvaz. The construction of the Ahwaz Sefid Bridge was completed in 1936 and now connects the Martyrs Square in the eastern half of the city to the Palestinian Street in the western half.
The Sefid Bridge is more than 500 meters long and has been unilaterally crossed for safety reasons recently. Next to a Sefid Bridge is an island in the middle of Karun, which adds to the appeal of visiting the bridge. The island has been transformed into a park by the municipality of Ahwaz and is one of the most popular places for recreation and recreation in Ahwaz. Nightlife If you stand in Island Park you have a beautiful view of the Sefid Bridge for photography. The Sefid Bridge, also known as the Suspended Bridge, forms part of the historical memory of Ahwaz, so it was registered in the Iranian National Heritage List in 1999.
In the end, we hope to do well on this 5000-year-old river because the Karun River has irrigated our civilization