Kashan is a city in the Isfahan province of Iran. Kashan is the first of the large oases along one of the sub-routes of the Silk Road from Qom to Kerman road which runs along the edge of the central deserts of Iran.
During the Seljuk period (AD 1051–1220), Kashan became famous for its textiles, pottery and tiles, reaching high levels of accomplishment in each of these cottage industries.
Currently local textile artisans are enjoying something of a renaissance of interest in their work, but mechanization has largely led to the demise of this ancient craft. Today the town is more widely known as a major center for the production of rose water, which is sold at outlets around the main tourist attractions and at dedicated stores in the bazaar.
What to See
- Fin Garden
- Borujerdi Traditional House
- Tabatabaee Traditional House
- Sialk Ziggurat & Hill
- Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse
- Agha Bozorg Mosque & School
- Noosh Abad Underground City
- Kashan Bazar
- Hiking and camel-riding in Maranjab Desert
- Wandering in Kashan Bazaar
- Learning about the architecture of Iranian traditional house
- Experiencing rose water festival in April and May
What & Where to BUY
Visit Kashan traditional bazaar, one of the best places for shopping! At this bazaar, you can find many different items including handicrafts, traditional clothes, carpets and different types of herbal essences.
- Carpets & Kilims
- Clothes and fabric
- Herbal essences
What & Where to Eat
Like the other Iranian cities, in Kashan, you can find all types of Iranian dishes.
- Manuchehri House Restaurant
- Mirrors Hall Restaurant
- Abbasi Coffee Shop & Restaurant
- Negin Restaurant
- Morshedi House Café & Restaurant
- Mahinestan Raheb Restaurant
- Mozaffari Traditional Restaurant
Noghli House Restaurant