About Kermanshah
   

Kermanshah is the capital city of Kermanshah Province.  Located 525 km from Tehran in the western part of Iran and about 120 km from the border of Iraq, it has a moderate and mountainous climate. The city enjoys many historical sites which do worth visiting.

 

   

Taq-e Bostan

One of the most impressive reliefs inside the largest grotto or ivan is the gigantic equestrian figure of the Sassanid king Khosrau II (591-628 CE) mounted on his favorite charger, Shabdiz. Both horse and rider are arrayed in full battle armor. The arch rests on two columns that bear delicately carved patterns showing the tree of life or the sacred tree. Above the arch and located on two opposite sides are figures of two winged angles with diadems.

   

Around the outer layer of the arch, a conspicuous margin has been carved, jagged with flower patterns. These patterns are also found in the official costumes of Sassanid kings. Equestrian relief panel measured on 16.08.07 approx. 7.45m across by 4.25 m high.

    Bistun
Bistun inscription is considered as one of a UNESCO World Heritage Sites. The inscription includes three versions of the same text, written in three different cuneiform script languages: Old Persian, Elamite, and Babylonian.
The inscription is approximately 15 meters high, 25 meters wide, and 100 meters up a limestone cliff from an ancient road connecting the capitals of Babylonia and Media (Babylon and Ecbatana). It is extremely inaccessible as the mountainside was removed to make the inscription more visible after its completion.
 

 

 

Mo'avenalmolk Mosque

This mosque is unique because it has many pictures related to Shahnameh, along with some religious ones.