Kermanshah, The City of Mountains
When you intend to have a trip, you should have some information about your destination. This information will help you to spend your time beneficially and visit the highlight places in your destination.
Kermanshah is a beautiful picture of ancient Iranian history and this historical aspect has intertwined with natural beauty such as forests, lakes, and rivers. My personal experience of travel to Kermanshah is a total pleasure.
Kermanshah makes you enjoy nature and history at the same time. This duality (nature and history) has no contrast, it is only possible that you don’t have enough time to see all the tourist attractions in Kermanshah. So, you need to plan your trip and get some information about the city.
The city is located in Kermanshah province, west of Iran, and it is a seventeenth-largest province in Iran. Kermanshah has a common border with Iraq. The city has a mild mountainous climate with four seasons. Thus, if you are going to travel to Kermanshah I recommend you travel in summer and spring. Therefore, you will find the weather in these two seasons very pleasant and you can enjoy the fresh and pristine nature of this area.
The province’s climate is suitable for a nomadic living so it is possible to see the Iranian nomads near the city. The most economic activity in Kermanshah is agriculture and animal husbandry so dairy products in this area are very famous. The city’s population is made up of different tribes Kurdish and Lak, but most of the people are Kurdish.
Kermanshah is as old as Iran’s civilization, historical evidence indicates that Kermanshah was one of the earliest human habitats. There are many monuments in this city that belong to the Sasanian Empire. Kermanshah had been forgotten after Islam until it flourished again in the Qajar era. The city has some mountains which each of them is a part of the city’s history or symbol of the city’s hero.
People remember Kermanshah with bas-reliefs and the first place that comes to mind after hearing Kermanshah is Bisotun. Bisotun is the only registered Kermanshah’s monument by UNESCO. There is a huge statue in this complex called Hercules. The Hercules statue is a masterpiece of its time. Other notable attractions in Bisotun include the Dariush bas-reliefs and the Khosro palace.
Taq-e Bostan is one of the strangest and most astonishing historical monuments in Kermanshah. There are several bas-reliefs in this complex, some of them belong to the Sassanid era and the rest goes back to the Qajar period. Taq-e Bostan is related to the coronation of King Sassanid, Khosrow Parviz. This complex consists of two arches, one is large and the other is small.
Taq-e Bostan is a collection of monuments in the heart of nature, so it combines the beauties of both. Besides, when you go to the Taq-e Bostan the smell of kebab would force you to have a special traditional kebab for lunch in Kermanshah.
You may not hear Sarab-e Niloofar in Kermanshah. It is a large pool filled with lotus flowers. This lake reminds me of Alice in Wonderland, just as weird and beautiful as it was.
Kermanshah may be historically significant, but for me, the most beautiful aspect of the city is its nature. Kermanshah is a narrator of history and a painter of nature. If you are interested in both, then you will need a long vacation for a trip to Kermanshah.