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Special Villages, Kermanshah


Bistoon Village, Harsin

Bistoon is a part of the Harsin Township and comprises of two villages named as ‘Chamchal’ and ‘Shinez’. Bistoon the center of the Chamchal Village is located in a mountainous area. The Dinvar River takes its source from four branches originating from the northern heights of Sahneh, Sonqor, Kandooleh and Sartakht Villages and passes along the village. The Bistoon Mountain and Bistoon Cave are situated to the west of the village. Its climate is temperate and semi-dry. The river, mountain, vegetation and wildlife are counted as one of the natural and main elements of the Bistoon zone.

Bistoon is one of the historical and ancient centers of the province. Historical relics and monuments of this village include the Achaemenian and Parthian drawings and inscriptions, the Safavid Bridge, the Parthian arch, the stony statue of Hercules and the Shah Abbas caravansary.

 In this village, there is a place of pilgrimage known as Imamzadeh Baqer, which is highly respected by the inhabitants. In respect to the historical effects, the Bistoon area is evaluated as five star region of tourism.

Mahidasht Village, Kermanshah

The Mahidasht sector which is the district of Kermanshah has two villages called Mahidasht and Chaqa Narges. The Shahr-e-Robat Village is the center of Mahidasht and is among rural areas with historical relics situated on a plain with the Merek River passing alongside 24 km. southwest of Kermanshah. This village has a temperate and semi-dry climate. The Robat village in addition to natural beauties of the Merek River, due to vegetation, and a wildlife area in respect to rare species of birds, is considered important. The Shah Abbas caravansary, Mahidasht Robat, the old bridge, a mosque and two pilgrimage sites can be observed in this area, there are considered as a tourist spot in this province.

Ravansar Village, Javan Rood

Ravansar is a district of Javan Rood and is located 22 km. southeast of it. It comprises of 3 villages, named as Hassan Abad, Badr and Dowlat Abad. These villages are the foothills have a temperate and semi- humid climate. The Ravansar and Garab Rivers cross the south and southwestern part of this area. The Houl Avar Mountains are in the north and Mahzand is in south east of Ravansar.

The presence of rivers, wetlands, mountains, vegetation and wildlife are among the natural and noticeable elements of this zone. Two mosques besides places of pilgrimage such as ‘Oveis Qarani’, ‘Sheikh Rasool’, ‘Sheikh Nasra’ and ‘Baba Jeiran’ have doubled the attractive of this area. Historical relics such as embossed drawings and crypts related to the Sassanid period placed near a cemetery within the mountain with unique and interesting carvings are considered as the other important monuments of this region.

Source: chnpress.com

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Ancient Cities and Archaeological Hills, Kermanshah (Part 1)

Ancient Cities and Archaeological Hills, Kermanshah (Part 2)

Mausoleums and Imamzadehs, Kermanshah (Part 1)

Mausoleums and Imamzadehs, Kermanshah (Part 2)

Historical Bridges and Caravansaries, Kermanshah

Inscriptions and Epigraphs, Kermanshah (Part 1)

Inscriptions and Epigraphs, Kermanshah (Part 2)

Inscriptions and Epigraphs, Kermanshah (Part 3)

Old Bazaars & Old Public Bath, Kermanshah

Palaces and Edifices, Kermanshah

Old Mosques, Kermanshah (Part 1)

Old Mosques, Kermanshah (Part 2)

The province of Kermanshah

History and Culture, Kermanshah

Townships, Kermanshah (Part 1)

Townships, Kermanshah (Part 2)

Townships, Kermanshah (Part 3)

Castles and Forts, Kermanshah

Altitudes and Summits, Kermanshah

Fire Temples, Kermanshah

Plains, Kermanshah

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