About Kermanshah

6 About Kermanshah

About Kermanshah:


Kermanshah state with 24500 km square is located in the west part

Of  Iran.   From the population point of view, it is the ninth most populated city in Iran. It is considered as on the main cities in the region. Availability of water and soil resources provides the best situation for agricultural activities. Fertilized fields are situated in cold, moderate and hot cliamates.




Kermanshah has a mountainous climate heavily influenced by the proximity of Zagros Mountains. The altitude of mountainous areas is approximately 2000 to 3000 meters higher than sea level.  From the past time Kermanshah had a pleasant climate. However, Kermanshah state has witnessed a new phenomenon of dust haze for many years.  This unexpected guest has dramatically made many problems for the people of this region. Consequently it negatively affected the climate of this region.


Taq_e Bostan

Taq_e Bostan is a series of petrographer and petroglyph from era of Sassanid Empire that is located northwestern of Kermanshah. Set of series built at third century and have an art and historical value. several historical scenes including coronation of Khosro Parviz,  Ardashir II, Shahpour II,III and several inscriptions are crave to cuneiform writing.



Behistun petroglyph or inscription is one of the phenomena from era of Achamenians situated at thirty km from Kermanshah at mount Behistun. Behistun inscription is one of the most important and famous world historical documents and most important version at Achamenians era that demonstrates the success story of Darius the Great on magus Gaumata and capture of rebels. This monument has been registered as one of the Iranian heritage since 2006 by UNESCO world heritage.


Mausoleums of Kermanshah and most historical mosques at this city referred to Ghajar era and Pahlavi I. Ancient architecture of city is from this era too.

Moave-Nol Molk mausoleum is the most famous monument from Ghajar era at Kermanshah. Its unique tiles are very different from other mausoleums.




Bezhi (kind of cookie which is made of wheat flour, oil and sugar),

Kermanshah animal oil

Nun- brenji (kind of cookie which is made of rice flour, oil and sugar)


 Kak (kind of cookie which is made of  wheat flour, sugar, oil, cardamom, cinnamon),

Kermanshah animal oil

Nun-khormai (kind of cookie which is made of wheat flour, oil and sugar and date),

*Handcraft industry

Carpet, Gayveh (kind of cotton slipper), woolen carpet, Mooj (kind of mackinaw), musical instrument (tambourine, tambour, tar, Divan (kind of local & classic music), Setar


Tarkhineh (kind of local soup made of yogurt, wheat, and vegetables),


Almond stew (kind of stew which is made from almond, meat, barberry and is eaten with cooked rice),

Kermanshah Kebab (mutton barbeque),

Cooked rice with slices of potato,

Abass Ali soup (kind of soup made of meat, grains and vegetables),

Brothel Bouillon (kind of local food that is made from meat, potato, pea and bean)