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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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  • Average62%
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  • Terrible3%
11 Jul 2018
“Gate guard”
25 Mar 2018
“Trip to hamedan”
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Sangshir Square, Hamadan 65156, Iran
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Reviewed 16 October 2018

If you are in Hamedan it takes only a quick turn from Ibne Sina Masouleum to see this very old monument remained from Alexander invasion to Iran dedicated to his Army chief.

Date of experience: June 2018
Thank Pej_Man
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.

Date of experience: July 2018
Thank irandriverguideir
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

Date of experience: June 2018
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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: March 2018
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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

Date of experience: September 2017
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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

Date of experience: November 2016
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

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Reza1976
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