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Shir Sangi (Stony Lion)

Open Now: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Open today: 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Gate guard

The lion was a gate guard of the ancient city, Hegmatane. Actually, it had a brother and it must be... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Mehrdad Y
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Trip to hamedan

Located in the middle of a field , You do not need to buy a ticket , Visiting is completely free... read more

Reviewed 26 March 2018
reza p
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  • Average64%
  • Poor15%
  • Terrible3%
11 Jul 2018
“Gate guard”
25 Mar 2018
“Trip to hamedan”
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Sangshir Square, Hamadan 65156, Iran
+98 918 705 6988
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Reviewed 15 August 2018

It's just a lime that is carved with stone, but worth it to its historical date. There is also a typical parcel around it that also has a bathroom.

Thank IranDriverGuide S
Reviewed 23 July 2018

The statue is called "Shir Sangi" or "Sang-e-Shir" in Persian which means "Stone Lion". This is one of the oldest monuments in Iran belonging to more than 2000 years ago. Lions were originally twins performing as a gate in ancient city of Hegmataneh. But one...More

Thank Mohammad B
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

The lion was a gate guard of the ancient city, Hegmatane. Actually, it had a brother and it must be destroyed or lost. Ancient people believed that these lions protect the city from natural disasters. Nowadays it's not completed cause rain, Snow, etc. You can...More

1  Thank Mehrdad Y
Reviewed 26 March 2018 via mobile

Located in the middle of a field , You do not need to buy a ticket , Visiting is completely free , It does not take much time to visit

Thank reza p
Reviewed 13 March 2018

Shir Sangi (Stony Lion) is a big stone that looks like Lion when you travel to Iran and have plan to go to Hamadan , you can go and spend some short time there

Thank IranNeginTravel
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Full of history but not well preserved. Doesn't worth allocating especial time on it unless you have excess time or its en route to other places

Thank niloofar a
Reviewed 11 October 2017

Big Stone Nothing left Over the years. you see only a big stone on a pedestal not else. Placed in the middle of a square. not worth

2  Thank v v
Reviewed 8 October 2017 via mobile

Although this lion is ancient and remained from Iranian's ancient times,but this is placed in the middle of a square and nothing else,you can see it in 5minutes!!! It should have been in a museum together with other ancient sculptures to be more attractive

1  Thank shimmmaaa
Reviewed 28 September 2017 via mobile

This lion belongs to mire than 2500 years ago and i dont think it should be keep in the middle of square, but nobody cares regretfully This lion cannot recognize easily now but its famous in Hamedan

Thank Reza1976
Reviewed 5 September 2017

May have historic value but it is not overly impressive. Placed in the middle of a square. Excellent place for families and friends to have picnics. Central location in Hamedan. If you are in Hamedan, fine. But I wouldn't go too far out of my...More

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