Located in western Iran, Kermanshah province is the ninth most populous city of Iran and spreads over an area of 24,998 square kilometers. This province enjoys a variety of climates from cool to warm, abundant sources of water and rich soil which increase the agricultural potential of its vast areas of land.
Best known for its excellent weather and with an average elevation of 2500 meters above sea level, Kermanshah province is situated in a mountainous region surrounded by the Zagros Mountains. Nevertheless, this province has been dealing with dusty air lately which has influenced the climate and hampered people’s normal lives.
Located in the northwest of Kermanshah, Taq Bostan is a series of rock reliefs from the era of Sassanid Empire (the fourth century AD). Depicting some historical moments such as the crowning ceremonies of Khosrow II , Ardashir II, Shapur II, Shapur III, and some inscriptions in Pahlavi, Taq Bostan is perceived as having high artistic and historical value.
The Achaemenidean Behistun Inscription lies 30 kilometers of Kermanshah, on the hillside of Mount Behistun. Considered as one of the most important and famous documents in the history of the world, this inscription elaborates on Darius’ victories over rebels. This site became a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2006.
Most mosques and tekyehs of Kermanshah were built during the Qajar and Pahlavi dynasties and have influenced the city’s old architectural texture. Tekyeh Moaven al-molk which was made during the Qajar era is best known for its unique and exclusive tilings.
Bezhi, nan roghani kermanshahi, nan shakari, nan berenji, kak, nan khormai, roghan Kermanshahi
Giveh, glim, jajim, moj, leather, traditional musical instruments
khoresh khalal, dande kebab, sib polo, ash abas-ali, abgusht kermanshahi, Tarkhine