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Taq Bostan, Kermanshah

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Explore Taq Bostan, an archeological park with several large rock reliefs set into two big and one small arch. The reliefs date from the Sassanin period (226-650 CE) and depict several rulers-- Ardoshir II, Shapur II, Shapur III, and Khosran II. Visit this part of an ancient caravan route on the Silk road and see the carvings about religion, war glory and honor, games, and festivities. You will find a sacred spring in the base of the cliff that flows into a pool. A visit to Taq Bostan represents just the start of the adventure when you use our Kermanshah trip itinerary maker site to plot your vacation.
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  • The setting is lovely with the large pool in front of the 2 grottoes and the separate relief panel of Ardashir II. The reliefs in the large grotto depicting the coronation of Khosroe II have sadly...  more »
  • this place is perfect who love history and art! it has many rock reliefs from sassanid era, which shows the old kings Achievements,such as huntings or war victories againts romans.  more »
  • It's wonderful historical place How it was possible to built that beautiful art on the hard rock that ancient time
  • A must-see masterpiece of rock releif pertaining to Sasanian Era. There is a thousands year old spring that provides water for the enclosure. The most important part of the complex belongs to the Sassanid which include two Grottos (large and small Ivans) as well as notable relief from the same period.
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