Hamedan

Known as an Iranian metropolis located within the western mountainous edge of Iran plateau, Hamedan is the provincial capital of a province by the same name. Hamedan is the oldest Iranian city while it’s been considered as one of the most ancient cities all over the world, this is why Iran’s government has named it “ Iran’s civilization and history capital”. By embracing awesome historical monuments which are mostly dating back to the Achaemenid dynasty, Hamedan is known as the 5th most highlighted Iranian tourism destination regards to the cultural and historical aspects. In addition to the above mentioned features, Hamedan is a scientific center of Iran as it is home to many rare Iranian universities, specially in terms of Medical science.

 

Hamedan Through History

 

Although Iran is known as the land of Aryans, Hamedan is the only part of the ancient Iran which had been occupied as an appropriate location to live by an ancient tribe namely Kasian. Hamedan had been chosen as the summer capital of Achaemenid dynasty, by the founder of this brilliant ancient kingdom of Iran; this is why Achaemenid dynasty is playing an extremely important key-role on Hamedan’s historical significance. Hamedan was also the summer capital of Parthian dynasty, where is known to the one of the last points of Iran which have been defended through Sassanids while they have decided to overcome. As one of the other dynasties who have payed an entirely significant attention to Hamedan, as one of the most highlighted parts of the territory, Safavids (Kings) are so notable.

 

What to explore?

Known as the cradle of ancient heritages in Iran, Hamedan is the most ancient Iranian city in addition to be one of the most historical cities all over the world; this is why the most highlighted matters to explore within Hamedan and the regions in the vicinity, are historical and cultural sights. Not only historical sights, but also some rare natural monument like Ganjnameh Waterfall. Hamedan is located within an entirely mountainous region, where is embracing some unique natural occurrences.

 

How to get around?

The whole attractions of Hamedan aren’t located inside the city or a specific location, this is why being aware of transportation systems can be so helpful in order to experience an entirely comprehensive and comfortable excursion. Public taxis and buses are available within Hamedan but no subways. In addition to the public transportation means, there are also some private services to be rendered which are so recommended. “Omidan Travel” is honored to possess sever facilities within the city of Hamedan and the regions located in the vicinity.

Ali-Sadr Cave

The world’s greatest water cave, Ali-Sadr cave is deserved to be considered as one of the most odd caves as well. The cave possesses an unbelievable age of more than 140 million years. Ali-Sadr cave which is located near a village by the same name, was a great source of clean drinking water through the whole past historical ages. Within the recent years, the cave is open to the public to be explored by the enthusiastic people while using small and tiny boats.


Ibn-e Sina Tomb

As a valuable monument remained from one of the most highlighted Iranian scientists, Ibn-e Sina, who have done undeniably great efforts on medical sciences within his specific age; the first foundations of the current structure of the tomb had been founded within Qajar dynasty, while it’s been restored at 1951. Restoration process have been done by an Iranian architecture who has tried to maintain the specific architectural method of the monument.

 

Ganjnameh Inscriptions

By embracing some inscriptions remaining from Darius and Khashayar , two of the most powerful and well-known Achaemenid kings, Ganjnameh is a notable ancient sight of Hamdan to be seen. Inscriptions have been excavated by the ancient Persian language, Elamite and Babeli.

 

Hegmataneh Hill

Hegmataneh Hill was the first core of the ancient city of Hamedan, where has been chosen as the summer capital of Achaemenids and Parthian. Within the ancient ages, Hegmataneh was called Ekbatan. This ancient region was the first ancient capital of Iran when the ancient cities of Athen and Rome was also existing.

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