IRAN Tour Packages | Kermanshah the capital of Kermanshah Province, is located 525 kilometres (326 miles) from Tehran in the Western part of Iran. Kermanshah has a moderate and mountainous climate; And is the largest Kurdish-speaking city in Iran.
Kermanshah has been always the link between Iranian plateau and the Mesopotamia throughout its history. In the fourth millennium BC, the region was one of the most important centers of trade and commerce with Mesopotamia.
Benefiting from artillery attributed to Nader Shah, the founder of Afsharid dynasty, Kermanshah gained a military significance. Such condition made the city a battlefield between Nader Shah and Ottomans.
Because of it’s artillery, Kermanshah was the focus of attention after the death of Nader Shah. There were many conflicts over the takeover of the city among those who sought power; and it was Karim Khan Zand, the founder of Zand dynasty, who won.
As the city is located in Zagros mountain chain, there are many natural tourism attractions in it. Attractions such as mountain parks, Talab-e Hashilan, and the Paraw Mount, where you can go hiking and also see the deepest cave of Asia. In addition to the natural tourism attractions in Kermanshah province, there are many historical and cultural tourism attractions to enjoy too. So if you are willing to become familiar with these beautiful sights, read the rest!
One of the most impressive reliefs inside the largest grotto or iwan is the gigantic equestrian figure of the Sassanid king Khosrau ||, mounted on his favorite charger, Shabdiz. Both horse and rider are arrayed in full battle armor.
The arch, rests on two columns that bear delicately carved patterns, showing the tree of life or the sacred tree. Above the arch, on two opposite sides, there are figures of angles with two wings and diadems. Around the outer layer of the arch, a conspicuous margin has been carved, jagged with flower patterns.
There are tiny flouting islands in this marsh with various plants sheltering 200 sorts of birds. The 1500-hectare marsh is 32 km distant from Kermanshah. Prav cave in the Prav mountains between Taq Bostan and Bisotun heights is the deepest cave in Asia.
There are famous glaciers and a marvelous 762-meter deep valley in it with several streams. Qoori Qal’eh cave is another of the natural wonders of the province, located 92 km from the city heading toward Paveh.
The cave’s spine is 3,140 meters long and the cave-length is 12 km with a beautiful natural surrounding of a variety of forest trees. In the cave, the first phase of which has been developed, there is an ever-flowing stream of 111 liters per second, and chambers with enchanting icicles and colorful columns. In fact, it is a romantic sight never to be forgotten.
This museum is unique because it has many pictures on the walls that relate to shahnameh, despite some of its more religious ones. The founder of Mo’avenalmolk museum is Husayn Khan Mu’ini al-Ra’aya, a well-known merchant in the Kermanshah bazaar.
The museum was originally built as a husseiniya. It was partially destroyed in 1909 by enemies of it’s patron. Hasan Khan Mu’ini Mo’avenalmolk bought the building in 1912; and renovated it. In the process of renovating, they added two new components, a zainabiyeh and an abbasiyeh, to the tekkiyya. During the Iran-Iraq war, the building was partially destroyed, and was subsequently renovated post-war. The structure is famous for it’s dramatic and colorful tile mosaic panels, which depict religious stories and their principal religious, historical, and political protagonists.
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