Kermanshah Daily Tour

Kermanshah Treasures: A Guided Day Tour

Kermanshah, located in western Iran, offers a blend of rich history, cultural diversity, and stunning natural landscapes. This itinerary provides a comprehensive exploration of Kermanshah’s rich cultural legacy and natural beauty, ensuring a memorable visit to this fascinating part of Iran. Each day introduces different aspects of the region, from its ancient sites and local bazaars to stunning mountain landscapes and traditional villages, offering a varied and enriching experience. Here’s a detailed 5-day itinerary to explore Kermanshah and its surroundings:

5 Days



Day 1: Explore Kermanshah City

Morning: Start your exploration at the Kermanshah Bazaar, where you can immerse yourself in local life and shop for traditional handicrafts, including carpets and handcrafted jewelry.

Afternoon: Visit the Tekyeh Moaven al-Molk, known for its stunning tile work and religious murals, which depict historical and religious scenes. It’s a great place to understand the religious and cultural heritage of the region.

Evening: Enjoy a traditional dinner at a local restaurant, sampling Kurdish and Persian cuisine such as Dandeh Kabab.

Day 2: Historical Sites

Morning: Head to Bisotun, a UNESCO World Heritage site located approximately 30 km northeast of Kermanshah. Explore the monumental bas-reliefs and inscriptions from various periods, notably the famous inscription of Darius I, which is crucial for the understanding of Persian cuneiform.

Afternoon: Visit the Temple of Anahita at Kangavar, an impressive archaeological site thought to be dedicated to the Persian goddess of water.

Evening: Return to Kermanshah and spend the evening at leisure, perhaps enjoying some local sweets like Nan Berenji.

Day 3: Nature and Recreation

Full Day: Take a trip to Paraw Mountain, a popular spot for hiking and picnics. Enjoy the lush scenery and fresh air of the Zagros mountains. Visit the nearby springs and have a picnic lunch.

Evening: Return to the city and, if time permits, catch a performance at the Kermanshah City Theater or a cultural event showcasing Kurdish music and dance.

Day 4: Visit to Palangan Village

Full Day: Spend the day in Palangan Village, nestled in the Kurdistan province not far from Kermanshah. This picturesque village is built into the side of a steep valley and provides insight into traditional Kurdish rural life. The architecture and the layout of the village are particularly striking, with houses built on top of each other, each roof forming the courtyard of the house above.

Evening: Return to Kermanshah.

Day 5: Art, Culture, and Departure

Morning: Visit the Kermanshah Museum of Anthropology to learn more about the history and culture of the region.

Afternoon: Stroll through the Tagh Bostan archaeological site just outside the city to see the series of large rock reliefs from the era of the Sassanian Empire.

Evening: Prepare for your departure from Kermanshah.

Kermanshah, with its rich history and spectacular natural landscapes, is an excellent base for exploring the cultural and geographical diversity of western Iran. Here are some compelling excursions from Kermanshah:

1: Sahneh

Distance: About 30 km east of Kermanshah.

Highlights: The town of Sahneh is surrounded by beautiful landscapes and is known for its dairy products. The area offers a quieter, rural atmosphere with opportunities for enjoying the natural environment and learning about local agricultural practices.

2: Harsin

Distance: About 44 km east of Kermanshah.

Highlights: Harsin is another historical town featuring archaeological sites, ancient inscriptions, and a tranquil rural setting. It’s a less frequented spot that offers a deeper look into the region’s past and its cultural heritage.

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