UNESCO World Heritage-listed Bisotun
The arid landscape to the east of Kermanshah is home to one of Iran’s most important historical sights: the stone carvings of Bisotun. On towering dust-dry cliffs sit detailed bas-reliefs and over a thousand lines of inscriptions and carvings of Elamite and Babylonian legends, with records of the battles Darius the Great waged in 520 BC. Older remains – from the 7th and 8th century BC – can also be seen. Grab your binoculars and check out these fascinating relics of ancient Persia.