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.
Center of Iran
Avg Annual Temperature
33.2 °C. (July, Warmest)
5.0 °C. (January ,Coldest)
Finn is the name of a Persian garden which includes a Finn bath, too. It is one of Iran’s national attractions and also a UNESCO world heritage site. Although Kashan is located just beside the Iranian central desert and its climate is dry, it is still a a small part of paradise. The Finn garden has historical importance for Iranians too since their beloved chancellor , Amir Kabir, was sadly killed here by the order of Nasereddin Shah, Qajarid king in 10 January 1852.
Another historical attraction that has survived from the Seljuks era is this bazaar. It had been an important commercial centre in Sassanid and especially in the Safavid era so that many tourists have named it as a masterpiece of Iran and Kashan town .It has around a 3km-long roofed bazaar with 40 historical structures that include caravanserais and several arches.
A large old mosque and theological school in the old part of the town. Its beautiful appearance and symmetrical design have a facade, a Hashti (the space behind a doorway in Iranian traditional architecture), two iwans, a central courtyard with a garden and a fountain, and a forty-column shabistan that have seen this mosque regarded as the best example of Persian architecture in the mid-19th century .
This is a large ancient archeological site and a real symbol of Aryan national art which is based on joint excavation with the Louvre museum, Francais de Recherche en Iran Institute and Iran’s Cultural Heritage Organization. It has been determined as the oldest settlement that dates back to 5500–6000 BC. It consists of two northern and southern hills, or A and B cemetery, which are between 3500 and 300 years old.
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