Kermanshah is the ninth most populous city of Iran and the capital city of Kermanshah province which is located in the western part of the country. This city has a moderate and mountainous climate. In summer it becomes very warm especially in July and August, and in winter it becomes very cool especially in December and January.
Since Kermanshah is located in the Zagros mountainous region and it had many caves and shelters, it was considered by the people of the Stone Age. So Kermanshah is a very rich and important city of Iran and the western part of Asia in terms of having the remains of places of resistance related to prehistory time. Some of those remains are related to 200 years ago and the first village of the Middle East was established in this city during the Neolithic era.
Day One in Kermanshah
Drive to Taghe Bostan to visit Sassanid complex, you sit on the slopes of Taq-e Bostan Mount and watch 6,000-year-old lithographs and inscriptions. Then drive toward Bistoon (UNESCO WORLD HERITAGE) to visit the inscription of the Biston, which is the first known Iranian text. A lithograph that is cleverly written on the top of the mountain to show the greatness and glory of the future.
Day Two in Kermanshah
You will start your tour by visiting Kermanshah Bazaar, it has many stories. Then visit Moaven Almolk Tekkieh which is one of the oldest and most magnificent cultural monuments of the Qajar era. Continue our tour by visiting Biglar Beigi Tekkieh, and Anthropology Museum.
Day Three in Kermanshah
Today you will have an excursion to Kangavar and visit Anahita Temple, see the second stone building after Persepolis in Iran. The building was a place of worship for water and has many stories of ancient customs and beliefs to tell. On the way back to Kermanshah, you will have a shortstop to visit Sahne Village and Tanbur workshop.
Where to stay in Kermanshah?
There are a lot of nice expensive hotels in Kermanshah such as Parsian hotel and Kourosh hotel. But if you prefer to stay at less expensive hotels, we recommend Resalat, Dariush, and Sina hotels to you.
What to eat? Where to eat?
Kermanshah like other cities of Iran has its local foods like Tarkhineh, Khoresh-e Khalal, Dandeh Kebab, Sib polo (rice with potato), Ash-e Abbasali, Abgoosht-e Kermanshahi, and Abgoosht-e Baghi. You can try these delicious foods in good restaurants in the city like Taq-e Bostan, Koohestan Park, Heydari, and Jamshid restaurants.
What do we buy from Kermanshah?
The most popular souvenir of Kermanshah is pastry. Different kinds of pastries are baked in the city that is delicious for example Kaak, Rice bread, Sugar bread, Bzhy, Date bread, and Khanghi bread. You can buy all of them from Nan Berenji Bazaar of Kermanshah.
Ghee is another famous souvenir of Kermanshah that you can buy the best kind of it from the Bazaars of the city.
Kermanshah also has nice handicrafts like Kilim, Giveh, Jajim, and different kinds of musical instruments (Daf, Tanbur, Tar, Setar, and Divan). You can buy all these handicrafts from the traditional Bazaar of the city.