Tourist & Resident Guide to Iran

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Kermanshah

Kermanshah is the capital of Kermanshah Province. The city of Kermanshah is situated 525km west from Tehran about 120 km from the Iraq border.

Kermanshah mountain lake

The main places of interest in the province are the historic gardens of Taq-e Bostan and the bas relief carvings at Bisotun.

The Greek hero, Hercules, is carved into the rock at Bisotun and is believed to date from 148BC and the Seleucid dynasty. Earlier are the Bisotun Inscription and a bas relief of Darius.

Iranian Music CDs

Books on Iran

Guide to Tehran

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Hosseinieh

Hosseinieh are like religious clubs.

They get especially packed during the Ashura festival when men pack in to pound their chests while listening to intense, repetitive music.

Hosseinieh door