Having been the capital of Median, of Achaemenian and then of Parthians and Sassanians, Hamadan has the most illustrating past, the highest elevation and the finest situation of any living city in Iran. Its blue pottery industry, its large green belt, lying at the foot of the Zagros range, and its Alisadr cave which is the longest water cave in the world, add more vitality to this city
Hamedan province with an area of about 20 square kilometers is located in the center of the westwern part of iran .Specific position of this province has made hamedan as one of the main communicating arteries with north , west , south and west of iran since the ancient times.
Hamedan province with an area of about 20 square kilometers is located in the center of the westwern part of iran .Specific position of this province has made hamedan as one of the main communicating arteries with north , west , south and west of iran since the ancient times. also presence of the ancient tribes like kassites ,median , achaemenid and then parthian has changed this area as the lap of ancient civilization . relics like: gian hill,hegmataneh and nushijan hills are good evidences.in islamic period hamedan has aloso undergone some important historical changes.
presence of sadat alavids,in seljuk period is important because it has provided alavian dome.in Dailamite period,we faced with the presence of the great scientist Avicenna in hamedan at the time of shamso dole dailami.tomb of this grat scholar has added a special value to the city .during ilkhanates chancery , and their interest in irans history and culture ,caused renovation of ester and mordekhay tomb and baba taher monument.inqajar era,hamedan jameh mosque and old market were also built .and finally in pahlavi ear, many diffrent baths and old house houses were built like:ghale and haji and armenian old bathrooms. also having 9 townships called: nahavand , tuyserkan , malayer , razan , famenin, bahar , asadabad , kaboudarahang and hamedan as a capital of this city and population density of over 1.7 million people,this province is home to many historical and cultural relics.right now 11 tourism villages of hamedan, including habashi,khaku,simin eberu,alisadr,gashani,manizan,varkane,ghale jough,pary , kaj and oshtoran are under study.having various potentials on building spor and recreational facilities such as mountain climbing ,grass skiing,rock climbing ,sailing , horse riding,cycling ,etc has caused this city to be unique.
Hamedan's most famous monuments and lansmarks:
Hegmataneh muscum hill,church of saint gregory,the armenian church,and nour(armenian)school.
Other attractions :
Armenians , bathrooms , ganjnameh inscriptions ,stony lion statue,tomb of avicenna ,tomb of baba taher,ghorban tower ,alavian dome,tomb of esther and mordekhay , hamedan old bazar , and caravanserais .Hamedan total attractions are about 1750,registered relics of about 868 and number of 24tourism facilities currently 11 museums are active under the supervision of hamedan cultural heritage .handicrafts and tourism organization .7 museums are in hamedan and 4 other museums are in malayer, tuyserkan , nahavand and asad abad. 2 other museums of hamedan are under supervision of agricultural faculty and organization for preserving holy defense values.Number of typical tourist attraction in hamedan province are about 28 (including sarab gyan , serkan , alisadr , heydareh , nushijan , lalijan , Ekbatan dam ,fruit garden ,tarik dareh ,date morad beig,the northern slopes of mount alvand ,kalan dam in malayer ,aq gol in malayer ,lashgar dar district ,samen ,shahrestaneh valley in tuyserkan,qalandar syah hill,gazander hill,malham dareh and ....) cultural diversity of different ethnic groups in
The province such as lorish , Kurdish , Turkish , Lak and persian has added a special value to this area.
Hamedan province with a history of more than 5000 years old is among historical cities with good potentials which inherited from its old dynasties. existence of more than 150 fields of handicrafts expresses national and cultural identity of the people in Hamedan .the most important handicrafts of this province include: pottery , ceramics (the largest of its kind in the country),rugs , glim , leather , fretwork and stone artifacts