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Nahavand City

Nahavand
Nahavand (Formerly known as Mah-Nahavand) is one of the southern townships of Hamadan province, with a temperate mountainous climate and heavy rainfall during the spring. The city of Nahavand lies 152 km. south of Hamadan, and about 460 km. from Tehran. Studies and archeological researches conducted by Prof. Grishman in the 'Geyan Hill', reveals that approximately 3,700 years BC. the inhabitants of this region had a similar civilization to that of Mesopotamia. But this civilization crumbled due to the presence of Asians and Europeans.

At the time of the invasion of Alexander to Iran, during the Achaemenian period, Nahavand was destroyed, though not much is known of this period. The Seleucidians also attacked this city and remained there for some time. In the Sassanide period however, Nahavand held a strategic position.

During the Arab invasion, the Iranian soldiers were forced to surrender. Naseredin Shah (Qajar dynasty), visited Nahavand, and ordered the castle of the city, which was an important historical monument, to be completely destroyed. The township of Nahavand is one of the ancient seats of civilization in Iran.
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Faresban (Farsban) Spring - Nahavand
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Saraab-e Gian - Nahavand
Shahid Ghoddousi House - Nahavand
Saraab-e Gian - Nahavand
Saraab-e Gian - Nahavand
Saraab-e Gian - Nahavand
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Faresban (Farsban) Spring - Nahavand
EXPLORE ATTRACTIONS IN Nahavand
Category: Forests
At a distance of 25 km. from the city of Nahavand are forests as those of the Zagross Mountains, which cover an area of 200 hectares. Alongside the Giyan spring as well as ... MORE
Category: Springs
There are several mineral water springs in the province, and some of these are located close to the main road network of the region. Of these a few offer accommodation facilities ... MORE
Category: Mausoleums
The said tomb is located 8 km. north west of the township of Nahavand in the village of 'Dehqan Qishlaq'. Its foundation is on a natural rock. The structure is four-sided ... MORE
Category: Mausoleums
The above mentioned is situated in the ancient locality by the same name in the township of Nahavand. The said personality was a Gnostic of the 4th century AH. (a contemporary ... MORE
This hill is in Geyan, west of Nahavand city, and dates to the 4th-1st millennium BC. In the excavations made at this site, archeologists have defined five cycles of civilizations. ... MORE
Category: Historical Bath
The same was constructed in the year 1342 AH. during the reign of Naseredin Shah. The structure is rectangular in shape and is divided into two by a wall. One section containing ... MORE
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