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The tourist attractions of Kashan

Kashan is one of the most popular cities with almost 7500 years’ history. It also considers as one of the oldest human’s settlement in Iran. Kashan is the city of fragrant flowers, traditional houses, archaeological deposits, astonishing nature and numerous tourist attractions of Iran. Here are some tips of what to see in Kashan.

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The history of Kashan at least dates back to 7000 years ago, based on what has been found in the Archaeological excavations in Sialk hills. Also, it’s said that this historic city of Iran was a part of Elimate civilization. According to the excavations, after the abandonment of this archeological site of Iran, people started living in the nearby areas. But the Islamic period can be considered as the flourishing time of Kashan. The existence of some historic monuments of Iran in this city attests its golden era, which are dated back to the Islamic period, especially the Safavid era.

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One of the most surprising tourist attractions of Kashan, is the archaeological site of Sialk hills, dating back to 7500 years ago. Surprisingly this tourist attraction of Iran was discovered as a result of a flood. According to the archeological excavations, this historic site is one of the oldest human settlement in Iran. Furthermore, they have found the remains of a ziggurat that witnesses the existence of a civilization in the area, in Kashan.

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Definitely, the most astonishing tourist site of Kashan, is Fin garden. This World Heritage Site of Iran was a recreational place for the kings and dignitaries, being built by the order of Shah Abbas the 1st the great about 500 years ago. The wonders of this Persian garden is not only refers to the architecture, but also to the events that have happened there. The most important one can be the assassination of Amir Kabir, a Qajar vizier, during the 19th century.

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The Persian architecture is one of the motives of visitors and travelers to see Iran. If you have decided to travel to Iran, it is highly recommended visiting the traditional houses of Iran, especially in Kashan. Beside the outstanding decorations and ornamentations, the local architecture of traditional houses in Kashan is pretty interesting. Generally, the traditional houses of Iran are divided into two sections, “Andaruni” or the internal part, that is the private part where the family lives and “Biruni” or the external part that is the public or the official part of the house. Among these amazing traditional houses, Brujerdi house, Tabatabae House, Ameri house and Abasi house are the most important traditional houses of Kashan.

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Like other tourist destinations in Iran, the city of Kashan possesses some astonishing mosques. The most famous one is Agha Bozorg mosque. This historical monument of Iran was built during the 19th century, during the Qajar era, by a famous clergyman, Agha Bozorg. But it’s not just a mosque, it is a theological school as well. The thing which distinguishes this tourist spot of Iran, is the astonishing local architecture of Agha Bozorg mosque. Finally, it is interesting to know that this is the only five-story mosque in the Islamic world.

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The journey to Kashan is not yet finished. There are still things to do. Another tourist attraction of Iran that is located near Kashan and is a mysterious place, is Noush Abad underground city. This tree-story subterranean City used to be a refugee in times of war.

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Kashan is an oasis in the heart of Iran’s desert. So, in addition of these historic sites, you will have the opportunity of immersing in the wonders of Maranjab Desert. The pure, clear, stared sky, the Silence of desert, seeing huge sand dunes, locating near the Salt Lake and an easy access are turned Maranjab desert into one of the most visited deserts in Iran.

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Kashan is one of the most visited tourist destination in Iran. The city contains a lot of archeological sites and historic monuments which worth visiting in a tour to Iran. Reyhan-travel is one the best tour operators in Iran that plans all possible tour packages to Iran, including: visiting historical monuments of Iran, adventuring in the nature of Iran, getting to know with the Iranian customs and cultures, etc.

About the author

Hamid Noori is a local tourist guide in Iran. He borned in june 3, 1991. First he studied industrial engineering at Shiraz university and worked in that field for a while but later he decided to pursue his dreams dealing with history. Now Hamid is a professional tourist guide.

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