Kashan is a city located in Isfahan Province. Actually it is situated between Tehran, Isfahan and Yazd. Kashan is divided into two parts, mountainous and desert. This delightful oasis city on the edge of the Dasht-e Kavir is not only boasts a cluster of architectural wonders, an atmospheric covered bazaar and a Unesco recognized garden, but it also offers some of central Iran's best traditional hotels. Kashan was an important center for the production of high quality pottery and tiles between the 12th and the 14th centuries. The word for a tile (kashi) comes from the name of the town. After world known Iranian historical cities such as Isfahan and Shiraz, Kashan is a common and most alluring destination for foreign tourists due to numerous historical places.
One of the best places for visiting in Kashan is Fin Garden. Fin Garden is historical and oldest surviving Persian garden in Iran. Completed in 1590, Fin Garden is considered as one of the most beautiful gardens of its type. Within the Fin Garden are numerous structures that were erected at various points of time in the garden’s history. Kashan's Fin Bath is located in this garden where Amir Kabir, the great Qajarid chancellor, was murdered by an assassin sent by King Nasereddin Shah in 1852.Unesco declared the garden a World Herritage Site on July 18, 2012.
Maranjab desert is located near Kashan. Maranjab is one of the most beautiful desert areas of Iran whose golden sand dunes are truly mesmerizing. This desert is limited from north to Salt Lake Aran Bidgol, the West Desert Lakes and salt pond and dock Sultan Moreh, from East to desert sand dam and Desert National Park and the southern city of Aran and Bidgol. As much of the desert is covered with dunes and sabulous, Maranjab is very rich in terms of vegetation. The main vegetation consists of salt-friendly plants including tamarisk trees and bushes arch and is Qych.
The house was built in 1857 for the wife of Seyyed Mehdi Borujerdi who was a merchant bringing items from Borujerd (one of cities of Iran in Lorestan province). The wife came from the affluent Tabatabaei family who Seyyed Mehdi fell in love with her. Ustad Ali Maryam was the architect who constructed this house. It features some royal and remarkable wall paintings done by Sani-ol-Molk, the famous artist of Qajar government in 19th century, under his supervision. The house has 3 entrances and all the classic signatures of traditional Persian residential architecture, such as a biruni yard (exterior yard) and a daruni yard (andarun, interior yard); it also consists of a rectangular courtyard between a main living area (to the south) and an entrance area. The house took eighteen years to build, using 150 craftsmen.
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse also known as the Qasemi Bathhouse is a traditional Iranian public bathroom in Kashan constructed in the 16th century during the time of the Safavid era. Bathhouse was damaged as a result of an earthquake and was renovated during the Qajar era. with an area of around 1000 square meters, this bathhouse has two main parts – the octagonal dressing hall called Sarbineh (a large octagonal hall and has an octagonal pool in the middle, separated by 8 pillars from the outer section) and the hot bathing hall Garmkhaneh (four pillars which make smaller bathing rooms all around as well as the entrance section to final bathing room in the middle). The objective of the bathhouse was not only to promote cleanliness, but also to be a place for discussions, relaxation and even praying. However, today the bathhouse with magnificent architecture serves as a tourist attraction.
Old Bazaar of Kashan
Bazaar of Kashan is an old Bazzar in the center of the city of Kashan. It is thought to have been built in the Seljuk era with renovations during the Safavid period. The bazaar has a famous architecture, especially at its Timche-ye Amin od-Dowleh section, where a grand light well was built in the 19th century. The bazaar is still in use and is a few miles in total length. In the bazaar's complex beside the main bazaars, there are several mosques, tombs, caravansaries, arcades, baths, and water reservoirs that each was constructed in a different period.