Hamadan Province

Ekbatan Dam

Ekbatan Dam

a heaven for migratory birds

The construction of the dam begin in 1959 and was completed in 1963, to supply both agricultural and drinking water of the region from the Abshineh River. The height of the dam was 54 meters at first, which due to the population growth and lack of water, a plan to increase the height of the dam seemed necessary, so it was increased by 25 meters. Ekbatan Dam is a place for migratory birds. Birds such as Common Pochard, Grebe, Bitterns, Cormorants, and Storks are among the birds that are seen in the lake of Ekbatan Dam in late winter and early autumn. The dam has the ability to create a number of water sports such as boating and water skiing.

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Abshineh Pond

Abshineh Pond

a stunning natural landscape

This pond with an area of 85 hectares represents one of the many natural beauties of Hamedan. Ever since 2011, it was included in the no-hunt zones due to its environmental values and rich species. The bird species in this area include Crane, Pelican, and Coot. Also, some other birds that stop in this Talab while migrating from African countries include Flamingo, Great Egret, Tern, little and big Grebe, Harrier, Glareolidae, and Stilt. In the spring, Abshineh Lagoon is full of birds; on the other hand in autumn and late October, the presence of flocks of birds in this place promises that the winter is coming.

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Sarab Gamasiab

Sarab Gamasiab

Gamasiab mirage originates from the glaciers of Zagros mountain range. This mirage is located next to Gamasiab Cave on the outskirts of Nahavand city in Hamedan province.

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Abshineh Bridge

Abshineh Bridge

Abshineh Bridge is built on Abshineh River. Abshineh river originates from Ekbatan dam in Hamedan province and after irrigation and passing through the gardens of Abshineh village, it passes vertically through Malayer road to Hamedan. At this point  the historic Abshineh Bridge is located. This bridge is located next to the path and at the very end of the village, where the view behind it consists of mountains and forests and below it flows a river full of water.

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Lion Stone Status

Lion Stone Status

The stone lion statue is located in the south of Hamedan city, at the end of 12-meters (Sang-e shir) street and in the middle of a square with the same name next to the old road from Hamedan to Malayer.

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Imam Khomeini Square in Hamedan

Imam Khomeini Square in Hamedan

renaissance attraction in Iran!

Central Square in Hamedan is one of the oldest and biggest squares in Iran. Since this square intersects with six main Streets of the city, you can access the whole city from this point. Despite being a century old, the square has still kept its connection to the other streets. In 2017 during the reorganization, reconstruction, and restoration program approved by the Islamic Council of the city, the square has been turned into a sidewalk, along with Bu Ali and Ekbatan streets. The traditional bazaars in this area are among the covered bazaars from the Islamic and Qajar periods.

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Tomb of Habakkuk

Tomb of Habakkuk

This tomb belongs to the Achaemenid Era while Cyrus the Great's empire. Habakkuk was one of the Israelites prophets.

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Anouj Castle

Anouj Castle

one of the strangest castle in the Hamadan

Ancient anouj castle located at the 35 kilometer of the southwest of the Malayer country in Hamedan province. The Castle is built on a high hill in a village which has the same name in Sefidkooh district.

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Aref Qazvini Mausoleum

Aref Qazvini Mausoleum

a revolutionary poet who went crazy!

Aref Qazvini lived a complicated life and, nevertheless, excelled in art and creating revolutionary thinking among the youth of his time. Getting to know his life and what he’s been through is an essential part of getting familiar with Iran’s revolutionary history. Abolqasem Qazvini was Molla Hadi’s son and was born in 1882, in Qazvin city.  He studied Persian and Arabic grammar in Qazvin. He learned music from Sadegh Kharazi and Noha Khani (Shia lamentation) from Mirza Hossein Vaez, and his own father. His father insisted on wearing a “turban” as Aref was young, but after he died Aref took off his turban and stopped Noha Khani.

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Golshan Caravansary

Golshan Caravansary

the oldest caravansary of Hamedan

This caravansary, where is the oldest caravansary of Hamedan Province is dedicated to the Qajar era, but some part of it remains from the Safavid era. This caravanserai has flourished in the past due to its location next to the Hamedan Traditional Bazaar and it was the business center of nearby provinces such as Zanjan, Kurdistan, and Kermanshah.

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Ganjnameh Ancient Inscriptions

Ganjnameh Ancient Inscriptions

These ancient inscriptions located at the begging of the Abbas Abad Valley and at the beginning of the Hamedan Road to Tuyserkan County, beside Ganjnameh Waterfall. This waterfall located 8 kilometers of the southeast of Hamedan Province and it's about 12 meters in height.

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Mishan Plain

Mishan Plain

pristine landscape at the foot of Alvand

Mishan Plain or Mishan Square is an area of one hectare and at an altitude of 2600 meters above sea level. To go there, you must be patient since you have an intermediate climb ahead of you. Do not forget to bring your climbing equipment as may be needed. If you are not much of a climber, you can use the cable car to reach your destination and add more excitement to your journey. As you begin your journey to the summit of Alvand and the Mishan Plain, the further you go, the more beautiful the view behind you, and the wider the field of view. Along the way, with just a glance at the scenery behind you, you will forget your tiredness much faster than you thought and your desire to reach Mishan Plain will increase more and more.

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