Unesco Heritage

Hamedan, Legacy of Elamite & Achaemenid Empires

Hamedan, Persia

Hamedan is an iconic city in terms of ancient urbanism, religion diversity and handicrafts, where Ecbatana Ancient City absorbs your attention to 3000 years ago with mud & brick remains at the heart of Hegmataneh Antique City, also Hamedan has gained a prominent position in ceramic and pottery craftsmanship in the Middle East.

Tomb of Esther and Mordechai

Ecbatana Ancient City, where confirms that existence of urbanism dated back to pre-Aryans mass migration era to Hamedan. The engineering pattern such as sewage system proves the orderly structure of ancient time which caused the city to be registered in the tentative list of Unesco World Heritage.

Ecbatana Ancient City

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Tomb of Esther and Mordechai, is the most important Jewish shrine in Persia, which demonstrates Jewish persistence in Hamedan, also Jewish use surrounding area as a cemetery.

Tomb of Esther and Mordechai

Ganjname, an Achaemenid inscription which means ‘treasure of letter’ is a great depiction of the grandeur of antiquity with nature, where Darius the Great advised his son by engraving on three columns in three languages in his remembrance.


How to Get There

By Plain:

There is no international airline flights available close to the province of Hamedan, so you need to take a flight into one of the International Airports, then book a local flight to Hamedan.

The best option is:

  • Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)

Drive 284 km to Hamedan city center.


When to Visit

As a province located near Zagros Mountain Range, the climate is cold and dry, so it seems better to touch the identifying nature and unique history of the city since the end of March to the middle of June, also feeling a cool weather since the middle of September to the end of November.

How to Visit

Hamedan city is divided into 3 main circles, so having a walking tour into the first and the second circle gives you the best ideas about the most of the touristic sites in the city centre, but you need to take excursions to capture a view of Ganjnameh and Jewish holy shrine.


Hamedan, Legacy of Elamite & Achaemenid Empires

Hours                                     Pricing

Ecbatana Ancient City,

09:00 A.M – 06:00 P.M                                             500.000 IRR


24 Hours                                                                  200.000 IRR

Tomb of Esther and Mordechai,

08:00 A.M – 05:00 P.M                                           Not Announced

Note: Due to especial holidays the sites would be closed.

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