Familiar with Hamedan – City of water caves Hamadan (Hamedan) province is one of the ancient provinces of Iran which is situated in a mountainous area in the centre of western Iran it is located approximately 360 kilometers to the […]
Familiar with Hamedan – City of water caves
Hamadan (Hamedan) province is one of the ancient provinces of Iran which is situated in a mountainous area in the centre of western Iran it is located approximately 360 kilometers to the southwest of Tehran capital of Iran. Center of this province, the ancient Hamadan city, was recognized by the Median king Deioces (708–550 B.C.E.) under the name of Ecbatana as capital of the Median Empire. This province is quite rich in terms of its climate so that it has the coldest and longest winters in the whole of Iran and pleasant summer climate does however attract tourists escaping from the intense heat elsewhere. Natural factors and has many famous natural attractions such as the Ali Sadr cave and Alvand mountain as tallest peak in the province at 3574m also Hamadan province, due to its history and ancient civilization, is considered to be one of Iran’s top ranking places in terms of history and ancient relics and has always been noteworthy for tourists and archeologists. The tomb of Esther and Mordechai which is one of the most holy places for the Jewish people is also located at this province. It’s also worth mentioning that Hamadan province used to be part of Kermanshah province and it was separated from it on 1973.
The population of Hamedan is close to 700,000 thousand people. Kurdish, Azeri, Luri, and Persian languages are spoken by people. Azeri is more popular in northern and eastern regions and Kurdish is mostly used in the western region. In the central parts like Hamedan, Persian is commonly used. Most of the populations are Persians with a sizeable minority of Azeris and a small group of Jews.
Kebabs are very popular and they have a lot of varieties in it, steamed & spiced fava beans, roasted red beets, Khoshkar, Koloocheh tasty cookies are some of the popular street snacks.
Especially in the mountains, Persian-style fruits, Kashka Bademjan, Nokhodchi (Chickpea Cookies)
will melt in your mouth, which will tempt you to buy them in kilos.
Tea and fresh juice stand all time famous. Must have desserts are Angosht Pich and Faloodas.
Hamedan has always been well known for handicrafts made of wood and leather, ceramic works, traditional glasses, Kilims and beautiful carpets. Most of the foreign and domestic tourists purchase the local handicrafts.
Recreation and tourism places of Hamedan:
Hamedan is a beautiful place to visit, historical and cultural significance in the city of Hamedan alone stands strong as a reason. And not to forget the beautiful carpets that are rarely found elsewhere and the mouthwatering kebabs that can drag you to Hamedan again and again.
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