Kermanshah City

Located in the middle of the western part of Iran and in an altitude of 1630m above the sea level, Kermanshah is 525km to the south west of Tehran. Being a populous city of about 650,000 inhabitants, mainly Kurds, Kermanshah stands on the great highway that connects Baghdad and the west with Iranian plateau.

Taq - e Bostan

Evidences indicated that this part of Iran has been the home of man since the Paleolithic and Neolithic period. Therefore since that time, it has been the home of many people. According to historical documents, it has been always an important centre. Considering the historical monuments found in Kermanshah, it was very glorious in the Achaemenid and Sasanian eras and was highly regarded by the kings of those time. In the Islamic period, especially during the Safavid dynasty, it made great progress.


The construction of city attributed to Tahmores Divband, a mythical king of the Pishdadian dynasty. Some attribute it to Bahram the Sassanian. During the reign of Qobad I and Anushirvan Sassani, Kermanshah was at the peak of its glory.


Considering its great antiquity and its various historical monuments, this city can represent a remarkable part of the history of Iran.


There are a lot of historical and natural attractions in and around Kermanshah, namely: Kermanshah Museum and bazaar, Taq-e Bostan, the famous relief of Darush the Great in Bistun, Anahita temple in Kangavar, Sarab-e Niloofar (lotus Swamp), Cave of Qori Qal’eh and etc.

 

Taq -e Bostan

Famous Relief of Darius the Great