Kermanshah Travel Guide

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View of Kermanshah

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Located 525 kilometers from Tehran,Kermanshah is the capital city of the province enjoying a mild climate.
Kermanshah is one of the ancient cities of Iran and it's construction is attributed to Tahmoress,the fabulous king of Pishdadian dynasty,but some others attribute it to the Sassanids.
It was a glorious city in Sassanide period,badly damaged in the attack of Arabs.
With the attack of Afghans to Isfahan,Kermanshah was equally destroyed by Ottoman government.
Again in early 11th century AH it developed gradually.Safavid kings paid due attention to the city to advance their relation with Ottoman government and prevent the attacks of Zanganeh tribes.
In the Qajar time the attack of Ottomans to the city decreased.In 1221,AH Mohammad-Ali-Shah the Qajar King resided in the city for preventing Ottomans attacks.An engrave of him can be seen in Tagh-Bostan.
There are several buildings and monuments in city belonging to the Qajar period.
Kermanshah was played an important role in Mashrota Movement in Qajar period and Republic Movement in Pahlavi period.
now Kermanshah is the 6th biggest city in Iran with population more than 1,000,000 and its the centre of west part of the country.

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