Kashan Optional Program!

Kashan Optional Program

With regard to the fact that some of the participants leave the country late night on February 6th or the following day, they can have a visit to Kashan on February 6th and 7th.

The Tentative Program:

February 6th

  • Visiting Fin Garden, a historic Persian garden, and Tabatabaeis’ House, a historic house
  • Having dinner
  • Staying at traditional Hotels
  • Transfer to the Airport

February 7th

  • Having breakfast
  • Visiting Tape Sialk, a large ancient archaeological site
  • Being familiar with tourism attractions in Aran and Bidgol: Nooshabad, an ancient underground city, having lunch including local foods and giving information about the Maranjab Desert
  • Visiting traditional textile workshops, the Grand Bazaar and Ameris’ House, Iran’s largest historic house and having dinner

According to your flight time, you will be provided with transfer service 3 hours before your departure.

Prices

  • Single (€110)
  • Double (€60/per Person)

Note

It is recommended visiting Kashan. Submit your request to wftga2017@mondial.at

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KASHAN, LAND OF GREAT MEN*

The small oasis city of Kashan is located in the Isfahan province of Iran and well-known for its traditional houses, one of which has been converted into a traditional hotel. This 7000 -year town is among the first human residences that now known as “DAROLMOMENIN”, city of believers, as it is a highly religious city where women mostly wear chadors.

Sialk Hills, which date back to about 7000 years ago, are located in south of Kashan close to Fin Persian garden, which is among those nine Persian Gardens inscribed by UNESCO in 2011.

A couple of historic houses such as Tabatabaei, Boroujerdi and Abbasian houses are among the attractions can be visited in the city center. All are turned into tourist attractions that have Biruni, the exterior area of the house, and Andaruni, the interior area of the house, courtyards. Sultan Amir Ahmad bathhouse is a great sample of traditional bathhouse with three main sections of Sarbineh, the dressing hall, Garmkhaneh, the hot bathing hall, and Miyandar, the area between these two. Its decoration and ornamentation make it to be considered amongst the best in Iran.

Ancient Kashan bazaar is a feast for the eyes of every visitor for its masterpiece Amin-al-Doleh Timche, in which there is still a small teahouse that people of all walks of life gather together to have tea. Qajar-era Mosque of Agha Bozorg which later become a theological school.

Noush Abad underground city and the Maranjab Desert are other sites are on the list of many visitors come to Iran. Niasar and its fire temple welcome tourists from everywhere during the Rose and Rosewater Festival annually. The Carpet Washing (Ghali Shuyan) Ceremony, which is a historical and religious one, is held at Mahshad-e Ardahal. The ritual was registered on UNESCO’s list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity in 2012.

Kashan is known for its great handmade carpets. If you stay longer you may visit one of those Sharbafi (traditional silk textile handicraft) workshops in Kashan.

After an exciting day there is nothing better than a dish of local food. Gusht-o-Lubia (meat and bean) with Shefte Sumac are the iconic dishes of Kashan. Do not leave the city without drinking traditional extracts and enjoying the cookies.

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