Kermanshah,Majesty of Sassanid Empire
Kermanshah, a mountainous region with a moderate climate which is occupied with inhabitants of diverse nationality and religion is proud of being the second royal Sassanid empire accommodation. Kurds, the main residents of the area with a disparate cultural character of music, folkloric dance and cuisine are known as the origin of Aryans with aristocratic customs and traditions.
Taq-e Bostan, a complex of Sassanid glories including rock relief with inscriptions about religious attitudes, music and rejoice and rock-cut with artistic and historical values about emperor’s ceremonies and hunting, illustrate Sassanid empire majesty in the northeast part of Kermanshah along Silk Road.
Anahita Temple is attributed to be god Anahita edifice, consists of temple, peristyle and courtyard, which dated to Achaemenid era with renovation during Parthian and Sassanid empire.
Jameh Mosque of Shafi’i is an architectural masterpiece and an excellent typical Islamic Mosque with a combination of Turkish and Persian decoration.
Bisotun, an outdoor museum since Paleolithic time to the contemporary era, which depicts huge relation between nature and culture and registered as a Unesco World Heritage, indicates one of the most significant archaeological and historical inscriptions in the world. As a multicultural and monarchical remains, which demonstrate the Greek influence and Sassanid power in Persia, the inscription is a vital legacy to humanity.
How to Get There
There is no international airline flights available close to the province of Kermanshah, so you need to take a flight into one of the International Airports, then take a local flight to Kermanshah.
The best option is:
- Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)
When to Visit
Kermanshah is a mountainous city which is cold in winter but moderate in other seasons. The most picturesque moments to visit archaeological sites to get amazed with nature is at the middle of March to the end of April and the middle of September to the end of November.
How to Visit
Explore the touristic sites at the city centre which give you a good idea about religion diversities and ancient time of the area, but take an excursion to Bisotun Complex and Anahita Temple on the way to Hamedan to feed your soul with history.
Kermanshah, Majesty of Sassanid Empire
08:00 A.M – 06:00 P.M 500.000 IRR
08:00 A.M – 07:00 P.M 500.000 IRR
08:00 A.M – 07:00 P.M 300.000 IRR
Note: Due to especial holidays the sites would be closed.
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