Guilan Qarb is located in mountainous area in the West of
the province. Median catacomb, in Deyareh village, is
located in the central part of this district.
It is situated in mountainous region in the central part
of the province and West of Kermanshah city. Chuqa Gavaneh
hill relics, remains of castle (in Richab district, near
Banzar-deh village) built in Sassanid era and consisting
four round towers, indicate the antiquity of this area.
Baba Yadegar Tomb (16th century) is also located here.
It is located in mountainous area in the North-west of the
province. There are the catacombs of Ravansar, dating back
to Median period. At the orifice of this world-famous
monument, there is carving represnting a man.
It is located in the East of the province, in mountainous
and flat region. "Godin Tappeh ancient town", 12
km South-east of Kangavar, dates back to 3000 years ago.
The historical significance of this old town is because of
famous monument called "Hall of Apadana". The
glorious days of Goddin Tappeh were in Median period.
Kermanshah (center of the province)
From Paleolithic time to the present, this district has
been the home of many people. This city represent
remarkable part of the history of Iran.
It is situated in the West of the province, 21 km from the
border of Iran and Iraq, on Halvan river. "Char Qapi
Fire-temple", dates back to Sassanid monarch, located
Between Bisotoun and Temple of Anahita, in Kangavar, there
are two sites of interest.
Just after Bisotoun, a road leads North 58 km to Sonqor,
where there is Mongol Tomb-Tower. The road goes through
Dinavar plain, which was the site of an important town in
10th century AD.
On the main road to Hamadan and 25 km from Bisotoun is
City of Sahneh, from where a road leads Northwest to
rock-cut tombs for Farhad and Shirin, two legendary
Sar Pol Zahab
It is also located in the East of the province, in
mountainous and flat region. One of the sights of this
district is the carved figure of a king of Lolobi dynasty
(3000 BC) in Miankal. There are some relieves and
inscriptions in Acadian language (ancient Persian carving
style). There are also impressive catacombs, 3 km
South-east of the town. Figure of praying Median man
(ancient ritual), stony roofed veranda called "Taq
Gara" in Pataq defile and on the route of
Kermanshah-Qasr Shirin, which dates back to Parthian epoch
are among its other interesting places. The architecture
of this veranda is in Greek style.
It is also located in the East of the province. Big
Darband catacombs, dating back to Median period, are in
this city. On the doorway of catacombs, there is the
relief of the symbol of the chief deity of Zoroastrianism,
Temple of Anahita
This quadrilateral monument was built on hill and
dedicated to the goddess of water. The stairways, running
both sides of the building, resemble the stairways of
Persepolis. worshippers of the goddess Anahita praised her
by going round a place, in which water is flowing. Effects
of Hellenistic and Parthian architecture on this temple