Hamadan is one of the oldest cities in Western Iran, and some believe the world.
There is a daily flight from Tehran.
A train station is at Malayer which is about an hour by car.
There are buses from Tehran and other major cities.
- Ali Sadr Cave – about 100km north of Hamadan lies this fascinating cave which is the world's largest water cave. Best toured by pedal boat.
- Avicenna (Abu Ali Sina) mausoleum – tomb of the Persian polymath Avicenna (Ibn Sina)
- Baba Tahir Mausleum
- Alavian Cupola (Gonbad-e Alavian)
- Ganjnameh, is an ancient inscription which has been carved in granite, is composed of two sections. One on the left ordered by Darius I and the other on the right was ordered by Xerxes I .
- Hamadan Stone Lion (Shir-e-Sangi)
- Estakhr-e Abbas Abad (an over-the-hill lake with a magnificent view to the city.)
- Excavated Ancient Ekbatana City
- Tomb of Esther and Mordechai - believed to house the remains of the biblical Queen Esther and her uncle Mordechai, it is the most important pilgrimage site for Jews in the country.
- Grigori Stephan Church – one of the churches of the Iranian-Armenians
- Hamadan Museum of Natural History, It has a considerable taxidermic collection of animals and insects. The museum also has an aquarium and live fish tanks.
- Nazari House
- Mohammadi House
- Borj-e Ghorban
You might want to have plastic money to prevent having your money stolen. Bank-e Melli-ye Iran (National Bank of Iran) which is a government-owned bank in Iran, provides an ATM debit card service (plastic magnetic card) for tourists who visit Iran. Tourists just need to head the nearest branch of this bank. Information on this service can be found here. Another way to prevent having your money stolen, is going to the nearest bank and getting a gift card. They are exactly like ordinary ATM debit cards, but once they get empty, they cannot be recharged. Sepah Bank or Bank -e- Sepah is a governmental bank that has a current account service for foreigners which provides both ATM debit card and cheque writing option. A list of permitted Iranian banks can be found here
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