12 Places You Need to See in Hamedan Province
Lalejin a small town in the Hamedan province of Iran is known as the World Craft City for Pottery. It is the city of both glazed and unglazed Persian Pottery artifacts. The history of pottery in this city goes back to more than seven thousand years ago. Based on the historical documents, this city has been the center of making potteries in all over Middle East during different eras.
Hamedan Province is one of the most beautiful and spectacular provinces in Iran, located on the west side. Hamedan is the capital city of Hamadan province of Iran. Due to the fact that it has been regarded as the capital and civilization of Iran in the past, it has been a collection of sights and valuable monuments. The special nature of this old city and its historic sites attract tourists during the summer to this city. The major Hamedan tourist attractions are the Ganj Nameh inscription, the Avicenna monument and the Baba Taher monument.
Hamedan Ali Sadr Cave
A Cave From Jurassic Period
The Ali-Sadr Cave, is the world's largest water cave which attracts thousands of visitors every year. The cave walls can extend up to 40 meters high, and it contains several large, deep lakes. The cave has a river flowing through it and most travel through the cave system is done by boat. Excavations and archeological studies of the cave have led to the discovery of ancient artworks, jugs and pitchers dating back to 12,000 years ago. Animals, hunting scenes and bows and arrows are depicted on the walls and passages of the exit section. These images suggest primitive man used the cave as their abode.
Hamedan Ibn-e Sina Tomb
Founder of modern medicine
The Mausoleum of Avicenna (Ibn-e Sina) is a monumental complex in Hamadan, Iran. Dedicated to the Iranian polymath Avicenna, the complex includes a library and a small museum. Ibn-e Sina is a wise, philosopher, physician and great Iranian scientist who has given physicians in the western world. His tomb is built in Hamadan that is one of the attractions of Hamedan tourism. The structure is considered as the symbol of the city and one of the hallmarks of Iran's history in the world of culture and science. The height of the pillars of the tomb of Abu Ali Sina in Hamadan is made of granite stone and its appearance gives a special glory in Hamadan.
Hamedan Ganjnameh Inscriptions
Ganjnameh (Treasure Book) is located 12 km southwest of Hamadan in western Iran. The site is home to two trilingual Achaemenid cuneiform inscriptions. The inscription on the upper left was created on the order of Achaemenid King Darius the Great and the one on the right by his son King Xerxes the Great. The two inscription panels of Ganjnameh, carved in stone in 20 lines on a granite rock above a creek, measure 2 × 3 m each. Written in Old Persian, Neo-Babylonian and Neo-Elamite, except for the different royal name, the contents of the two inscriptions are identical. The site received its name from local natives, who believed that the inscriptions contained the secret code to a hidden treasure. The waterfall, the inscriptions, the little aquarium, and the tele-cabin around here make up a really nice experience for the whole family. Ganjnameh is one of the interesting Hamedan tourist attractions that must be seen.
Hamedan Gonbad-e Alavian
for Fans of Stucco
Gonbad Alavian (Alavian Dome) houses the tombs of two of the members of the Alavian family, related to the Seljuk period. It is quite small but it owns artistic features which makes it attractive to some especially those interested in fine arts of stone and chalk. The architecture and the stucco is one of the fabulous examples of Islamic art in Iran. With its unique stucco reliefs and delicate brickwork, this cube-shaped structure is an outstanding example of Persian-Islamic architecture. It is one of the architecture masterpieces after Islam in Hamedan and one of the tourist attractions in Hamedan. Considering the age of the building which is around 700 years, the stonework is impressive.
Hamedan Traditional Bazaar
A traditional bazaar full of goldsmiths, locksmiths, butchers, confectioners, glass ware and etc.
Hamedan Amir Afkham Castle
It is located in the Amir Afkham Sheveriny Castle Near Hamedan.
Hamedan Stephen Gregory Church
It was created in 1676 AD by groups of Isfahan Armenians
Hamedan Samen Underground City
the initial core of city belonging to prior to Arsacid period
Hamedan Imam Khomeini Square
The architecture is similar to the Renaissance architecture in Europe
Hamedan Molham Darreh Village
a village full of gardens and Fountains
Lalejin Pottery Workshop
There are 1000 Pottery workshops in Lalejin. World Pottery Capital
Hamedan Simin Abaru Village
a mountain village, Alleys with Stone Walls
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