City of Magnificent Traditional Houses
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Kashan is one of the pioneer cities in Iran with an advanced education system. Kashan hopes that being a UNESCO Learning City, the city will restore its ancient culture and identity. Kashan is a city in the Isfahan province of Iran. Kashan is the first of the large oases along the Qom-Kerman road which runs along the edge of the central deserts of Iran. Its charm is thus mainly due to the contrast between the parched immensities of the deserts and the greenery of the well-tended oasis.
As a religious city Kashan is known as Darolmomenin (House of Faithful People), the City of Scorpions and Desert Gate. One of the most magnificence and glorious historical places is Fin garden in this city. Kashan is also known for Rosewater, handwoven carpets and heritages making tourism one of Kashan’s main economic fields. Agriculture is common there too.
Kashan has always been admired because of its special architecture and it is considered as one of the best tourist attractions in Iran. Kashan is very important in the tourism industry, and every year many enthusiasts travel to the city to visit attractions and sights of ancient Persia. In terms of age and history there are many things to do in Kashan and you should know them; places and things that should be visited or done in this area are such as:
Explore traditional Persian architecture
If you ask a local about the best things to do in Kashan, he’ll probably send you to their traditional houses. As it turns out, Kashan was a bit of a Persian Hollywood back in the good old 18th century.
Abbasian House: The Abbasi House is a large traditional historical house located in Kashan. Khane-ye Abbasian Despite its apparent similarity to other mansions, the Abbasian House is strikingly individual. The family patriarch, instead of adding rooms to his Own house as dwellings for his adult children, created an entire complex of six buildings.
Borojerdiha House: Took 18 years to build and is known for its elaborate decorations. This beautiful and historical city become one of the beloved tourist attraction in the area. Borujerdis House is one of the valuable and historical monuments that was made during the reign of Qajar dynasty. From the main feature of Borujerdis House we can name the crescent-shaped wind towers and the roof hall that are located in its symmetrical structure.
Tabatabai House: Tabatabaei House, a dazzling, well-preserved traditional house with nothing but architectural beauty, built in the 1880s.The marriage condition for Sahdi was to create a house for his future wife that would be at least as beautiful as her family’s residence. The construction lasted almost 20 years, with a vast number of craftsmen, architects, and workers involved–by some estimation, more than 150 people.
Agha Bozorg Mosque: Masjed-e Agha Bozorg (Agha Bozorg Mosque) is simply one of many top destinations in central Iran that lure not only the faithful but travelers and architecture buffs. Standing tall in the oasis city of Kashan, the 19th-century mosque boasts a pleasing symmetry in its traditional design.
Fin Garden: Fin Garden (Bagh-e Fin) is the most famous and the most popular with both locals and the foreign tourists. A garden in the heart of desert bears witness to some of the most dramatic episodes of Iran history, Typical Persian Garden With its magnificent bea.
Soltan Amir Ahmad Hammam (bathhouse): is a traditional Iranian public bathhouse. It was constructed in the 16th century during the Safavid era, however, the bathhouse was damaged in 1778 as a result of an earthquake and was renovated during the Qajar era. the roof of the Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse is pretty unreal. It’s located close to the traditional houses and, in our opinion, the roof is just as impressive.
At the time of construction of the Bathhouse, its intended use was not just to serve cleanliness purposes but rather was a place for rest, gatherings, discussions and even prayers.
Head out to Maranjab Desert and visit Maranjab Carvanserai
Maranjab Desert located close to the ancient city of Kashan, Maranjab Desert is one of the most beautiful deserts in Iran whose golden sand dunes are truly mesmerizing. Maranjab Desert's Caravanserai, being a vast empire, ancient Persia was not easy to cross. And so, there were convenient accommodation facilities on most of the major roads to accommodate the weary travellers.
Buy authentic Kashan rugs
In the carpet world, Kashan is used to describe a hand knotted rug that usually contains a diamond-shaped medallion on a Shah Abbas field. Kashan carpets and rugs have the greatest curvature and visibility not only among the cities in central of Iran but also the world. Kashan carpets belong to the best traditional oriental rugs.
Visit Abyaneh village, the red villageCan you recommend other things to do in Kashan?
Travelers who are heading from Kashan to Isfahan, definitely should visit Abyaneh– The Red Village. It's located high in rocky mountains where you really listen the sound of silence and enjoy perfection of nature. Abyaneh is one of the oldest villages in Iran. It is known to have existed 2,500 years ago. this ancient village is a living museum of Iran, preserved for its cultural heritage, traditions, and unique beauty despite centuries.
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Handicrafts of each region mirror its identity, traditions, customs and aesthetic skills. Generally, Kashanian craftsmen and artists have created and left precious delicate works of decorative art in such various fields as, tileworks, tile design, etching, copperworks as well as velvet, brocade and carpet weaving.
Beautiful Kashan carpet has been crafted since the 17th century during the Safavid dynasty. Every year during May in Kashan, it is time for the rose water Festival. Many visitors attend the roses picking and the manufacturing of this product, an iconic cosmetic for Iranian.
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