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Historic Site in Kermanshah

Taq-e Bustan

Inscribed into the base of a towering cliff, these extraordinary Sassanian bas-reliefs of ancient victorious kings divide opinions. Some travellers feel disappointed by the Taq-e Bustan experience, as there's a rela…
Islamic Shrine in Kermanshah

Takieh Mo’aven ol-Molk

The Takieh Mo’aven ol-Molk is Iran's finest Hosseinieh, a distinctively Shiite shrine where plays are acted out during the Islamic month of Moharram to commemorate the martyrdom in 680 of Imam Hossein at Karbala. En…
Iranian in Kermanshah


At this downstairs eatery, the friendly staff churn out tasty kababs and a reasonable khoresht khalal (lamb stew with almonds), though it's not the sort of place to dress up for or even to linger in.
Islamic Shrine in Kermanshah

Biglar Beigi Tekyeh

The Biglar Beigi Tekyeh Hosseinieh (building used during the rituals to commemorate the death of Imam Hossein) is worth visiting for its dazzling mirror-tiled central dome room. It also houses a fairly cursory calli…
Iranian in Kermanshah


A favourite special night out for the locals, the Arg is up an elevator from Kashani Sq (above the shopping centre) and has great views of the surrounding hills. Try the khoresht khalal (a succulent lamb stew with a…
Market in Kermanshah

Covered Bazaar

The extensive, much-restored covered bazaar slopes up from Modarres St. With a couple of dilapidated old caravanserai courtyards at the western end, it's well worth exploring.
Mosque in Kermanshah

Masjed-e Jameh

The main congregational mosque, near the bazaar, has beautiful Yazd-style twin minarets.
Mosque in Kermanshah

Ehmad Dohla Mosque

Within the bazaar, Ehmad Dohla Mosque, entered through an attractive tiled portal, has a Qajar-era clock tower.