Kashan is a city in Isfahan Province. Kashan, with 247 km distance from Tehran, is the first of the large oases in the Qom-Kerman road which runs along the edge of the central deserts of Iran. 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 the city 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 pre-historic ages. The town became famous for its textiles, pottery and tiles.
The tourist attractions of Kashan are:
Boroujerdi House which is registered in the National Heritage Sites 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).
Ali Maryam (architecture of Borojerdi House) has built the house in the early 1880s for the affluent Tabatabaei family. It consists of four courtyards and the structure covers an area of 5,000 square meters and includes 40 rooms and four courtyards.
Ameri House was built during the Zand era for Agha Ameri, the governor of Kashan, who was responsible for maintaining the security of the route between Tehran and Kashan. Ameri historical house consisting of some connected detached homes with the area of 9000 square meters including 85 rooms, 3 homes and 5 indoor and outdoor central courtyards, with multiple diversified indoors, is one of the oldest historical homes of Kashan.
Fin Garden & Bath 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 .
A community with an interesting civilization was settled in this area around 5000 BC. Their tools were made of stone and bone. The Sialk 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.
Agha Bozorg Mosque
Agha Bozorg Mosque is 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. It consists of two large iwans, one in front of the mihrab and the other by the entrance.
It 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. Maranjab Desert is also close to Kashan. Much of the desert is covered with dunes and sabulous. It is a good destination for desert tour.