Kermanshah province, with an area of 24,500 sq meters, is located on the west of Iran and the city of Kermanshah, being the ninth most populated city of the country, is one of the metropolitan cities of Iran. This province, with diverse climates and water and soil resources, has a very high potential for agricultural development, and its vast paints extend across cold, temperate and tropical areas.
Weather: geographically, Kermanshah province is a mountainous region surrounded by Zagros Mountains. The height of the mountainous areas of the province varies between 2000 meters to 3000 meters above sea level, and the region has always had a healthy weather. Nevertheless, during the recent years, the province has encountered a new phenomenon called haze which has led to numerous difficulties in peoples life and created unfavorable climatologic and meteorological problems.
Taq Bostan: Taq Bostan is a historic complex consisting of reliefs and inscriptions dating back to Sassanid era, located on the north-west of Kermanshah. Construction of this invaluable artistic and historic complex began in the third century. In the complex, there are some historic scenes such as Khosro Parviz coronation, Ardeshir II Coronation, and coronation of Shahpour II and Shahpour III , and as well, several inscriptions in Pahlavi scripts.
Bisetoun: Bisetoun inscription, from Achaemenid era, is located 30 Km away from Kermanshah on the skirts of Bisetoun Mount. This is one of the most important and famous evidence of the world history and the most important historic text of the Achaemenid period in which the details of victory of Darius the Great over Gyumat, a magus, and putting in chain of insurgents have been demonstrated. As of the year 2006, this historic work has been listed as one of the world heritage sites of UNESCO.
The takiyehs and most historic mosques of Kermanshah date back to Qajar period and first Pahlavi Shah, and the old architecture of the city, as well, reflect the same period of Iranian history. Takiyeh Moavenolmolk is the most famous work from Qajar periods in the city of Kermanshah, the unique tiles of which distinguishes it from other Takiyehs.
Candies: bezhi, nan-rowghani, nan-shekari, nan-berenji, kak, Kermanshahi oil, and nan-khormaei
Handicrafts: gelim (short-napped coarse carpet), giveh (light cotton summer shoes), jajum (coarse loosely-woven woolen cloth), mowj (a woven wrapper for bedclothes), various kinds of musical instruments (daf, a kind of tambourin, tambourine, tar, diwan, and setar), leather works
Meals: tarkhineh, khuresh-khalalbadom, dandeh kebab, Kermanshahi kebab, sibpolo, ash abbasali, and Kermanshahi abgousht