The cradle of rare Persian history and civilization, the land of ancient monuments and the land of mythical eternal lovers can remind the provincial capital of Kermanshah province which is surrounded the other Iranian provinces as, Luristan, Ilam, Hamedan and the borders of Iraq. The city of Kermanshah is located within an entirely mountainous region in the vicinity of Zagros mountain range; this is why this city is possessing a cold climate, snowy winters, rainy springs and falls and then hot summers. A real four-season region!
Kermanshah is embracing the greatest number Kurd people in Iran, so it is the cradle of the rare Kurdish culture and specific lifestyle. The formal spoken language amongst the people is Kurdish while they are also able to speak Persian.
Kermanshah is known to be the cradles of prehistoric cultures. The oldest traces of human settlement in Kermanshah have been found in the Middle Paleolithic Do-Ashkaft Cave near Taq Bostan, which is believed to have been inhabited by Neanderthals. Several Neolithic and Bronze Age villages have also been discovered in the area.
Within the 4th century, the city of Kermanshah has become one of the cities frequented by Sassanid kings who founded several gardens in the city and spent time vacationing in its beautiful nature.
Essaqwand Tombs, Sorkh Deh (Red Village) Tomb, Anahita Temple, Shafei Jame Mosque and the Qajar era constructed, Khaje Baruch House, as well as the Taq Bostan Forest Park at the foot of Mount Parav are among the historical and natural attractions of the city.
Kermanshah has the largest Kurdish population among the cities of Iran.