Kashan is the city of amazing traditional houses and sharbat khane (houses of local drinks) .An ancient town that is located in the edge of Iran’s central desert and is 220 km south of Tehran and north of Isfahan. This old town based on the excavations in Teppe Sialk, is one of the oldest centers of civilization from pre-historic ages.
This desert town with its warm weather is the centre of rose water production in Iran and even the world, and is famous for its carpets and also old houses with architectural masterpieces.
Umeå in Sweden and Kazanlak in Bulgaria are sister cities of Kashan.
But apart from all that Kashan has even more.
- You will see traditional houses in Kashan that you won’t see anywhere else in Iran or the world for that matter. Traditional houses with amazing architecture.
- Kashan carpet weaving is world famous. It has been selected as a UNESCO world heritage site in 2010
Although it is located just next to the desert, you can still see one of the most beautiful gardens of Iran in Kashan. A wonderful contrast.
At the end, if you are intended to travel to beautiful city of Kashan, you have to know that visiting the whole city takes more than two or three days. Kashan is the so called little Isfahan. You have to at least consider a one week travel to see all the tourism attractions in the city.