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Kermanshah City

Kermanshah (Capital of Kermanshah Province) located in the western part of Iran is one of Iran’s ancient cities bordered by Kordestan province to the north, Lorestan and Ilam provinces and Iraq to the west. The city of Kermanshah is home to magnificent to
Kermanshah
The city of Kermanshah is located in the center of the province and has a temperate climate. Kermanshah is one of the ancient cities of Iran and it is said that, Tahmores Divband, a mythical ruler of the Pishdadian had constructed it. Some attribute its constructions to Bahram Sassanid. During the reign of Qobad I and Anushirvan Sassanid, Kermanshah was at the peak of its glory. But in the Arab attack suffered great damage. Concurrent with the Afghan attack and the fall of Esfahan, Kermanshah was destroyed due to the Ottoman invasion. But from the beginning of the 11th century AH. it began to flourish.

In order to prevent a probable aggression of the Zangeneh tribe and due to its proximity with Ottoman Empire, the Safavid ruler paid great attention to this city. But in the Zandieh period upheavals increased, whereas during the Qajar era, Ottoman attacks reduced. Mohammad Ali Mirza in 1221 AH. was seated in kermanshah in order to prevent Ottoman aggression, and Khuzestan also came under his realm. An epigraph of Mohammad Ali Mirza in Taq-e-Bostan has been remained as a relic. In 1267 AH. Imam Qoli Mirza was appointed by Naseredin Shah to protect the Kermanshah frontier. The former during his rule of 25 years constructed some buildings which have remained to be seen. In the Constitutional Movement this city played an important role and in World War I and II and was taken possession by foreign powers and after the war ended, the city was evacuated.

As a result of the imposed Iraq war, this city sustained great losses and after the war vast efforts were taken to rehabilitate it. Kermanshah is the capital of the Kermanshah province and is located at a distance of 526 km. from Tehran.
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Bistoon - Kermanshah
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Tagh-e Bostan - Kermanshah
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EXPLORE ATTRACTIONS IN Kermanshah
Alongside the Behistun (Bisotun, Bistun) - Kermanshah Road, is an embossment of a heroic figure leaning against a piece of lion skin. Statue of Hercules is located in Mount ... MORE
The Behistun Inscription is an engraving located on the cliff of Mount Behistun near Kermanshah (said to have had the meaning of "place where the gods dwell" in antiquity). ... MORE
The Niloofar Sarab (wetland) also known as Lake Niloufar (Water Lily) is located about 15 km. northwest of Kermanshah and in THE Kermanshah - Kouzran road at the foot of ... MORE
Category: Iranian cuisine
In urban and rural areas and among the tribes of Kermanshah different types of local food can be seen. Out of which we can point out soups, side dishes, broth and different ... MORE
Kurdish music, at first was epic and heroic. Verse-readers who were the most ancient Kurdestan composers were often illiterate. But since earlier centuries till today heroic ... MORE
Category: Museums
The said aggregate in one of the religious and historical structures of the Qajar period granted to the then Ministry of Culture by the family of Moavenol Molk.. A major ... MORE
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