Yasuj

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Yasuj is the provincial capital of Kohgiluyeh and Boyer-Ahmad ProvinceIran. At the 2006 census, its population was 96,786, in 20,297 families.

On April 19, 2022, I took a bus from Shiraz to Yasuj. Yasuj is 177 miles (285 km) northwest of Shiraz. I stayed at Parsian Azadi Hotel which is located on a hill next to the gorgeous Park e Saheli. I also visited the city of Sisakhat to photograph Mishi Springs and Kooh Gol Springs. Sisakhat is about 15 miles north of Yasuj.

Yasuj is an industrial city in the Zagros Mountains of southwestern Iran. The term Yasuj is also used to refer to the entire region.

The area of Yasuj has been settled since as early as the Bronze Age. Findings include the Martyrs Hills (dating from the 3rd millennium BC), the Khosravi Hill from the Achaemenian period, the ancient site of Gerd, the Pataveh bridge, and the Pay-e Chol cemetery. Yasuj is the place where Alexander III of Macedon and his Macedonian forces stormed the Persian Gates (Darvazeh-ye Fars) and found a way into the Persian heartland (331 BC).

Click HERE to view a video compilation of my trip to Yasuj.

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