Chogha Zanbil is the largest ziggurat in the world and it centered in the holy City of Untash.
The ziggurat was destroyed in 640 BC by the order of Ashurbanipal in a battle with the last king of Elam.
Choghazanbil is one of the most beautiful ancient monuments in Iran, which is registered on the UNESCO World Heritage List. This ziggurat is a temple built by the Elamites for their gods.
This building is made of bricks and many inscriptions in Elamite script can be seen on its bricks. Choghazanbil ziggurat had five floors and the temple of Inshushinak was located on the upper floor. Inshushinak is the Elamite god who guarded the city of Susa, the capital of the Elamites. The people of ancient Susa believed that this god would go to heaven from this place and then return to earth.
The area has a very hot climate in spring, summer and autumn, so winter is the best time to visit Choghaznabil.
How to go there: Chogha Zanbil Ziggurat located in the southwest of Iran in Khuzestan province, 40 km from the ancient city of Susa. In order to access and visit this huge ziggurat, you should drive to Khuzestan province, and then to Susa.