As an entirely historical and oasis city located so close to some of most highlighted major tourism destination of Iran, Isfahan, Yazd and Dasht-e Kavir Desert, Kashan is considered as a main attraction of Iran. Kashan is the cradle of rare Iranian civilization and culture within the whole past decades and historical eras. The city possesses some evidences which are demonstrating a 7000 year historical record which was home to many highlighted Iranian artists and scientists over the shining passed history of this city. Some historians do believe that, Kashan is the most noble city of Iran while it was the first city of the extended territory of former Persians, IRAN,.

Kashan Through History

The first historical evidences of Kashan which have been found in Sialk Hills related to a civilization by the same name, dates back to more than 7500 years ago. As one of the most ancient regions in Iran, Kashan and the regions in the vicinity are highly recognized based on some inscriptions which dates back Pre-Achaemenid ages. Regards to the rare location of Kashan, it has been always a strategic point within different eras, starting from Achaemenids to the current ages. Although it has had a considerable significance within different eras, the city of Kashan had been destroyed totally by the Mongols’ attack; but it has been built and equipped within Safavid dynasty; this is why the majority of kashan’s tourist attractions are embracing Iranian-Islamic features and characters .

 What to Explore?

Known as the city of historical houses, Kashan is so well-known of rare architectural features which are mainly visible within the historical traditional houses. Whether to enjoy these houses as somewhere to stay within an unforgettable overnight, or to have a meal inside one of the perfect traditional Iranian restaurants of these historical houses; Kashan will form amazing moments within your travel to this historical city.

In addition to these highlighted houses, Kashan is embracing an UNESCO World Heritage Site , Fin Garden, which is a Persian Garden and considered as a masterpiece of architecture. The other types of attractions to be seen in Kashan can be mentioned as historical Baths and Mosques.

Fin Garden

 Fin Garden, inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is a master piece of persian garden possessing some major elements, as tall trees and lush river. Not only the unique natural features which is so rare in this oasis city, but also the awesome significant building founded within the garden; has given an entirely exclusive identity to this marvelous site.

Traditional Houses

The main tourism concept of Kashan has been formed by the traditional houses which belongs to Kashan. The whole most highlighted houses are located all together within the main historical part of the city, the central part. Although each of the below mentioned houses has it’s own significance, but the majority of Iranian Islamic architectural aspects are totally the same, this why in order to save time, it’s not recommended to visit all of them in one single visit.

  • Abbasian House
  • Tabatabaei House
  • Ameriha House
  • Boroujerdi House

Agha Bozorg Mosque

Not only a mosque known as a masterpiece of architecture, but also a school for Islamic thoughts which is still open to the enthusiastic people. Agha Bozorg Mosque is an extraordinary highlighted mosque located inside the city of Kashan, the cradle of brilliant historical monuments. The mosque possesses more than 150 years of shining historical record as it’s bee constructed within the kingdom of Qajar dynasty. As an awesome which is deserved to be seen and explored inside the city of Kashan, Agha Bozorg mosque is a really valuable collection of the whole finest Iranian-Islamic arts and crafts which have been executed by the expert architectures of Qajar dynasty.

Sultan Amir Ahmed Bath

Sultan Amir Ahmed Bath (also called hammam in Farsi), is one of the highlighted attractions of the historic kashan located in the historical center of the city, where the other highlighted historical houses are located. Within the former ages of Iran, just public bath was available to the people while it’s been used as where to gather together. This historical bath is believed to possess about 500 years of historical record, while the current structure and appearance belongs to the restoration which has been done in Qajar dynasty.

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