Kashan is a city in Isfahan Province with 247Km distance from Tehran. Today Kashan is a major center for the production of textiles, rugs and rose water, and a great place to stock up on qualified souvenirs. The most popular time of the year to visit is April, when the fields of rose bushes outside town are in full and fragrant bloom. Discoveries in the Sialk Hillocks reveal that this region was one of the primary centers of civilization in per-historic ages. The town became famous for its textiles, pottery and tiles and the word for a tile (kashi).

Also, Persian Rose-Water Festival (Golab giri) is one of the special ceremonies which is held in Kashan since 2500 years ago and it is flower-picking and process of extracting rose-water. Every year during the second half of May, festival of Rose and Rose-Water is being held in Kashan country.

popular attractions in Kashan:

Tabatabae Traditional House

A famous Iranian architecture, Ali Maryam, who was built Borojerdi House… read more

Sialk Hill

A community with an interesting civilization was settled in this area around year 4,500 BC… read more 

Maranjab desert

Maranjab desert is located in the city of Aran va Bidgol One of the ancient desert cities of Isfahan… read more

Fin Garden & Bath House

Fin Garden is a historical Persian garden located at the south of the city of Kashan… read more

Boroujerdi House

Boroujerdi House which is a registered National Heritage Site was built for the Boroujerdi bride… read more

Agha Bozorg Mosque

Agha Bozorg Mosque is s a historical mosque built in the late 18th century by Ustad Haj Sa’ban-ali… read more 

Ameri House

Ameri House was built during the Zand era for Agha Ameri, the governor of Kashan… read more

 

Agha Bozorg Mosque is s a historical mosque built in the late 18th century by Ustad Haj Sa’ban-ali. It was here where Ali Maryam as a pupil started his career as an architect. The mosque and theological school (madrasah) are located in the center of the city. This mosque which was constructed for prayers, preaching and teaching sessions has been described as “the finest Islamic complex in Kashan and one of the best of the mid-19th century”. Noted for its symmetrical design, it consists of two large Ivans, one in front of the Mihrab and the other by the entrance.ozo

Boroujerdi House which is a registered National Heritage Site was built for the Boroujerdi bride who was a daughter of the Tabatabaei family. The house was built in 1875 over 18 years by Ali Maryam with the help of 150 workers. It has been built in two stories and includes traditional Persian residential architectural features such as an Andarouni (interior), which was the private quarters used by women and servants, and a Birouni (exterior) which was the public quarters mostly used by the men.

It consists of a rectangular beautiful courtyard, delightful wall paintings by the royal painter Sani ol Molk, and three 40-meter-tall wind towers which help to cool the house to unusually cool temperatures. The courtyard and the structure, which are open to the public, belong to the Birouni of the Boroujerdi House.

Fin Garden is a historical Persian garden located at the south of the city of Kashan and near the village of Fin. It is the oldest extant garden in Iran which its general layout and aqua system has been rendered special attention. This garden is a relic from the Safavid period, and has remained for centuries due to the capacity of water it gains from the Soleimanieh spring. The structures of this garden are the entrance and its facade, tower and ramparts, the Safavid and Fath ali Shah sections, chambers of the elite, the museum on the western side of the premises, the large and small bath and the library in the eastern sector of this garden.

Fin Bath House was registered as a national monument in 1314 & registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2011. Fin bath, shambles of Amir Kabir is located in Fin garden. The large bath was allocated to state dignitaries and VIPs of community and it was known as the Royal Bathroom. In contrast, the small bathroom was recognized as crew bathroom and was used by the general population. The remarkable thing is the bathrooms were complete with all the traditional features and architectural landmarks.

Maranjab desert is located in the city of Aran va Bidgol One of the ancient desert cities of Isfahan Province; one of the most beautiful parts of the Iran deserts with an elevation of 850 m from sea level. Also Maranjab Desert is close to Kashan, only about 50 Km but the small and winding road will take up to 2 hours’ drive. High dunes and forests arch are the attractions of this region. Animal coverage area consists of wolf, jackal, hyena, fox sand, sand cat, lizard, chameleon, a variety of lizards, snakes, scorpions, dull-yellow partridge, eagle, hawk and others because of food and water condition there.

Aran va Bidgol Salt Lake and Wanderer island are other spectacular parts of the desert. When you watch the island from far away, the two ends of it disappear in the horizon and the landscape looks like a ship adrift in the ocean desert, that’s why it’s called Wanderer Island. Other attractions of the Maranjab, is a caravansary on the Silk Road located 70 Km east of Kashan, which is one of the most famous and notable caravansary in Iran. It was built by order of Shah Abbas Safavid to be as a military base and a rest house for the Caravans. The strong and rigid construction was made of brick and plaster with four watch towers in each corner. Surfing in nature today is not limited to water and woodlands, but with increasing awareness and of course the sense of diversity, the desert and desert areas have come a lot of fans and these areas, because of their pristine location, curiosity and search in all the adventurous, they will attract them on their own.

A community with an interesting civilization was settled in this area around year 4,500 BC. Their tools were of stone and bone. The Silk Hill civilization is due to the oldest handmade clay, the oldest ziggurat of Iran and the unique painted pottery is the most important ancient civilizations in Iran before the Aryans migration. Due to the links of this community with that of the civilization of Susa, about 5,500 years ago, they learned to write. In the fall of 1311, the collapse of the rain and floods in the Kashan region caused the time of the great civilization to be lifted several thousand years ago. Thereby, several clay slabs with the most ancient Elamite script are vestiges of this area. Evidences found in the cemetery between the two hillocks are related to the fresh immigrants to the Sialk Hill, which bears a strong resemblance to the discoveries in the Giyan Hillock of Nahavand and Khordin of Savoj Bollaq.

Roman Ghirshman on the northern hill of Silk managed to discover the works of the first human beings who dare for the first time to come out of the pre-built houses of nature, the caves, to the plains. These humans were the first to build a house for themselves and start farming.

The Silk Complex was listed in the Global Temporary table in 1997.

A famous Iranian architecture, Ali Maryam, who was built Borojerdi House, has built the house in the early 1880s for the affluent Tabatabaei family. It consists of four courtyards, wall paintings with elegant stained glass windows, and includes other classic features of traditional Persian residential architecture such as Biruni and Andarouni The house is almost 5,000 square meters and has been very well renovated. The interior yards have beautiful gardens.

 

Portuguese Castle is mainly in the peripheral areas of the Persian Gulf, Qeshm Port, Kong, Oman, Ras al-Khaimah, in Qeshm, Hormoz Island and other places. The castle with the disordered square plan has walls with about 3.5 meters thickness and towers with 12 meters height at the four sides of the castle. The Portuguese Castle in Qeshm includes weapon caches, a great cistern, barracks, prisons, churches, headquarters and halls.the church in some of these castles has two rows of round stone with beautiful arches of carved coral stones. Portuguese Castle is one of the attractions in Hormozgan Province.

Located south of Qeshm is Hengam Island, where the tourist boats stop to see the dolphins play in the early morning. There is also a variety of tropical fish and stingrays in the natural ‘aquarium’ of the Persian Gulf. Gazelles inhabit the island, and it is said that they obtain fresh water by pressing their hooves into the ground. Hengam Island itself is full of fascinating rock formations and glistening black sand sprinkled over beige sand.

Khorbas cave is among coral reefs near Qeshm Island. The interesting point is existence of some high reliefs on the cave sides and the reason for these carving works is still a secret. Some researchers believe the architecture of the cave is a sign that it used to be a shrine for worshiping Anahid, the God of Zoroastrians. However, it’s certified that the history of cave dates back to Medes era. You can also see faults on the rocks, that are significant geographically.