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Aran Destination Guide

Discover Aran in Iran

Aran in the region of Kermānshāh is a town located in Iran - some 217 mi or ( 349 km ) South-West of Tehran , the country's capital .

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Local time in Aran is now 10:45 AM (Wednesday) . The local timezone is named " Asia/Tehran " with a UTC offset of 3.5 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Tarik Darreh-ye Sofla, Sarab-e Dehlor, Do Rowzaneh, Deh Kohneh, and Dehnow. When in this area, you might want to check out Tarik Darreh-ye Sofla . Are you looking for some initial hints on what might be interesting in Aran ? We have collected some references on our attractions page.


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Interesting facts about this location

Temple of Anahita at Kangavar

The Anahita Temple is the name of one of two archaeological sites in Iran popularly thought to have been attributed to the ancient deity Anahita. The larger and more widely known of the two is located at Kangāvar in Kermanshah Province. The other is located at Bishapur. The remains at Kangavar reveal an edifice that is Hellenistic in character, and yet display Persian architectural designs.

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Located at 34.50 47.96 (Lat./Long.); Less than 11 km away
Tags: 2nd-century BC architecture, Iranian architecture, Kermanshah Province

Godin Tepe

Godin Tepe is an archaeological site in western Iran, situated in the valley of Kangavar in Kermanshah Province. Discovered in 1961, the site was excavated from 1965 to 1973 by a Canadian expedition headed by T. Cuyler Young Jr. and sponsored by the Royal Ontario Museum. The importance of the site was due to its control over the early lapis-lazuli trade between Badakhshan in Afghanistan and the Mesopotamian flood plain.

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Located at 34.52 48.07 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Tags: Archaeological sites in Iran, Former populated places in Iran, Kermanshah Province

Ganj Dareh

Ganj Dareh ("Treasure Valley" in Persian, or "Treasure Valley Hill" if tepe/tappeh is appended to the name) is a Neolithic settlement in the Iranian Kurdistan portion of Iran. It is located in the east of Kermanshah, in the central Zagros Mountains. First discovered in 1965, it was excavated by Canadian archaeologist, Philip Smith during the 1960s and 1970s, for four field seasons. The oldest settlement remains on the site date back to ca.

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Located at 34.45 48.12 (Lat./Long.); Less than 18 km away
Tags: Archaeological sites in Iran, Populated places in Kermanshah Province