Places to Visit in Kermanshah, Iran, Asia
Kermanshah is the capital city of Kermanshah Province in Iran, situated about 510 kms away from Tehran, the capital city of Iran. Kermanshah is well known for its tourist destinations and educational institutions.
Geography and Climate of Kermanshah:
Kermanshah is placed between latitude 34°18′51″ in the north and longitude 47°03′54″ in the east.
Kermanshah province is spread over an area of 24,998 sq. km. and located at an altitude of 1,350 meters. It experiences a moderate and mountainous climate with hot summers and cool winters.
History of Kermanshah:
It is said that, Kermanshah built Sassanids during 4th century AD. Kermanshah is also known as Kirmasan and the city also witnessed World War I.
Economy of Kermanshah:
Kermanshah is one of the importing and exporting gateways of the country houses numerous textile manufacturing, food processing, carpet making, sugar refining, electrical equipment and petrochemical industries. Kermanshah Oil Refining Company is a very ancient company established in 1932. Rice, vegetable, fruits and oilseeds are the agricultural products grown by the farmers of Kermanshah.
Landmarks in Kermanshah:
- Kermanshah University of Medical Sciences
- Ferdowsi Square
- Ghouri Ghaleh Cave
- Taghbostan Lake
Connectivity to Kermanshah:
The airport of Kermanshah (Shahid Ashrafi Esfahani) Airport located 10 kms from the city centre with flights to Tehran and Mashhad.
The bus station of Kermanshah has daily bus services to Tehran and other major cities of the country.
To travel within the city and to reach tourist destinations tourists can hire Taxi.
Culture, Cuisine and Shopping in Kermanshah:
Kermanshah houses the higher majority inhabitants of Shia Islam Kermanshahi Persian, Kermanshahi Kurdish and it houses numerous archeological sites as well.
Kermanshah is one of the top cities of Iran houses plenty of modern and traditional shopping centres. Giveh is a very famous traditional shoe available at the major traditional shops of Kermanshah. It is very soft, comfortable and durable.
Khoresh-e-khalal and Dandek kebab are the two delicious foods available at almost all the restaurants of Kermanshah.
Places to see near Kermanshah:
Bisotun inscription is a UNESCO World Heritage Site situated on Mount Behistun.
Mo’avenalmolk Mosque is the most famous mosque in Kermanshah, magnetizes Muslim pilgrims from all around the city. Shahnameh related pictures on the walls of the mosque are the prime attractions.
Kohneh Bridge is on the river Qaresoo near Morad Abad village.
Temple of Anahita:
Anahita Temple is devoted to goddess Anahita in Kangavar of Kermanshah Province.
Other tourist attractions near Kermanshah include:
- Taq-e Bostan
- Talab-e Hashilan
- Ganj Dareh
- Essaqwand Rock Tombs
- Sorkh Deh chamber Tomb
- Malek Tomb
- Median Dakhmeh
- Parav Cave
- Do-Ashkaft Cave
Best time to visit Kermanshah:
The months January, February, April, May and October will be the ideal time to visit Kermanshah.
Accommodation Options in Kermanshah:
The hotels of Kermanshah have the room facilities of standard, semi deluxe and deluxe with different specialties like fitness centre, shower, attached bathroom, fridge, jug kettle and cable TV, air ticket booking, laundry, dry cleaning, doctor on call, conference hall, 24 hour electricity and internet connectivity. The best hotels in Kermanshah are as follows:
- Parsian Kermanshah International Hotel
- Jamshid Hotel
- Kasra Hotel
- Lizhan Apartment Hotel
- Rah -e- Karbala Hotel
- Me’raj Hotel
- Azadi Hotel
- Resalat Hotel
- Azadehgan Hotel
- Azadi Hotel
- Biston Hotel
- Esteghlal Hotel
- Rah e Karbala Hotel
- Soroush Hotel