Kermanshah 2019/05/18

City in Iran

Kermanshah, the capital of Kermanshah Province, is located 525 kilometres from Tehran in the western part of Iran. According to the 2011 census, its population is 851,405. A majority of the population speaks Southern Kurdish. Kermanshah has a moderate and mountainous climate. Kermanshah is the largest Kurdish-speaking city in Iran. Most of the inhabitants of Kermanshah are Shia Muslims, but there are minorities such as Sunni Muslims, Yarsanism and so on.

Things to do

Based on traveller visits and local insights

Taq-e Bostan

Taq-e Bostan means "Arch of the Garden" or "Arch made by stone" is a site with a series of large rock reliefs from the era of Sassanid Empire of Persia, carved around the 4th century AD. This example of فارسی Sassanid art is located 5 km from the city center of Kermanshah

Mount Paraw

Parâw is a mount located in north east of Kermanshah city in west of Iran. Parâw With an approximate length of 80 km and an area of 880 square kilometers is part of the Zagros Mountains. Paraw is one of the 1515 Ultra-prominent peak of world.

Zagros Paleolithic Museum is a museum in Kermanshah, Iran, established in 2008. The museum contains a large collection of stone tools and animal fossil bones from various Paleolithic sites in Iran. In Iran, it is the only museum of its kind


Do-Ashkaft Cave

The Do-Ashkaft Cave, being a Middle Paleolithic cave site, is located north of Kermanshah, near Taq-e Bostan, Iran about 1,600 m above sea level. Its entrance faces south of Meywala Mount, overlooking the national park of Kuhestan.

Sadaf Birds Garden

More than 100 species of birds are housed in this large ornithological zoo in a park-like setting.

Khosrow parviz hunting ground

Khosrow parviz hunting ground or Tape-ye-moradhasel is and ancient Sasanid complex in north of kermanshah city in west of iran.

Hajj Shahbazkhan Mosque

Haj Shahbazkhan Mosque is a mosque located in the Ojagh Crossroads of Kermanshah, Iran. The founder of Haj Shahbazkhan Mosque is one of great ones of the Kalhor tribe, who in the Fathalishah reign gained the tribe’s Ghale beigy rank.

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