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Kashan City

Being one of the main cities of Isfahan province, Kashan is a beautiful oasis town along the western edge of desert, “dashte kavir”. With an altitude of 1600, Kashan located about 240 km to the south of Tehran,

Wind Trapper of Broujerdi's House

and counted as one of the most important archaic cities of Iran. Archeological discoveries in the Sialk Hills which lie in vicinity of Kashan reveal that this region was one of the primary centers of civilization in the pre-historic ages which is over 7000 years old. However it was an important city in pre Islamic period, but the most flourishing time of the city was during the reign of King Abbas I of Safavid dynasty. It was his favorite town and beautified it, and asked to be buried here in the mausoleum of his 13 century ancestor.

 

Majority of historians and travelers to the town have called it a gate to the world of civilization. Kashan flourished mainly during the Seljuk and Safavid periods. Sample of art works created by Kashani artisans can be seen in the famous museums of the world.

 

In addition to the world famous carpets, Kashan is also well known for its silk, glazed tile called Kashi and Rose water.

 

In addition to many historical Monuments, such as Mosques, bazaar, old houses, there are many beautiful ancient villages close to Kashan such as Abyaneh and Niyasar are worth visit.

 

Stain Glasses in Tabatabaee's House

Mausoleum of Imamzadeh Ibrahim