Kashan

Kashan, The City Of Rosewater

 

General Information about Kashan

The city of Kashan is located in the northern part of Isfahan province and near Qom. From the west, cited next to Markazi province and on the east, it is in the neighborhood of the central desert of Iran. According to the 2017 census, its population was about 397,000. The city is generally divided into two parts, desert, and mountains. And two of the highest summits of the Karkas chain are located in the west and southwestern part of it.

Why should you visit Kashan?

Kashan city is not known by many travelers but seen by many of the tourists that visit Iran. It is a historical city and regarded as an outstanding highlight of Kashan, Iran could place the Historical Axis of Fin, Sialk in this city on its Tentative List for possible future nomination as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2007.

Moreover, in 2012 the Fin Garden could successfully be nominated for inscription by UNESCO as a part of its Persian Gardens World Heritage Site.

Kashan Tourist Attractions

Several attractions could be bookmarked when planning to have a city tour of Kashan.

One of the first human civilizations was created in Sialk hill more than 8000 years ago, in which the archaeological discoveries show the variety of artifacts produced in there.

In a Kashan tour, you can visit multiple historical houses that are really worth your time in case you like the architecture and craftsmanship from the 18th and 19th centuries. These historical places include Abbasi House, Tabatabaei House, Borujerdi House, and Ameriha House, each offering eye-catching sights to you.

The great highlight of Kashan, Fin Garden, is one of the major royal recreation spots in Iran. The remarkable architecture of the buildings, mixed with the sensational beauty of the garden and the cool and shady area of it in this hot climate, makes an unforgettable memory of the city tour for you.

In the center of the city, there is another architectural masterpiece named Agha Bozorg Mosque. The structure was built in the 18th century which demonstrates a great symmetric architecture.

The name of Kashan city usually reminds Iranians of Rosewater. It is made from Mohammadi Rose (Rosa damascene or Damask rose) and is used in various traditional dishes and sweets. There is a festival for that every year during the second half of May that attracts so many visitors.

Another highlight of Kashan, the traditional Bazaar is believed to be built during the Seljuks and renovated under Safavids. Its high vaults and lanterns alongside mosques, tombs, timcheh, and bath, rival the best achievements of Iranian art.

Foods and arts of Kashan

It is strongly recommended that you try tasty local foods of Kashan, Khoresht Nokhod Alleh, Kateh Moatar, and Jujui Tas Kebab. Also, keep the great arts and crafts of the city in mind. Pottery and tile making of the Kashan dates back to 5th millennium B.C. The great woven carpets and rugs, textiles, metalwork, and painting are all great mementos you can have from Kashan.

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