Kashan All about Kashan

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Kashan is poor in flora and fauna. The most typical plants are bushes and shrubs spreading over the steppes, but the landscape becomes richer with increased elevation. Characteristic trees are pine, cypress, black poplar, elm, and ash. Most of the highland’s small forests are already extinct, as the trees have been burned for charcoal.

KASHAN History
Archeological discoveries in the Sialk Hillocks which lie 4 km west of Kashan reveal that this region was one of the primary centers of civilization in pre-historic ages. Hence Kashan dates back to the Elamite period of Iran. The Sialk ziggurat still stands today in the suburbs of Kashan after 7,000 years.

Kashan brifly  
About 100 kilometres (62 miles) south of Qom on the secondary road to Isfahan, Is the town of Kashan, once one of the most prosperous oases in Iran. Known since Seljuq times for the quality of its ceramics (the Persian word hashi for glazed tiles is derived from the name of the town),it was also, until the l8th century, an important centre for the manufacture of carpets, silk and other textiles. During the Safavid Dynasty,
Historical Sites
There are many sites and places to see and visit in Kashan of potential interest to tourists in Iran, Many tourists visit kashan and surrounded notable places like Qamsar and Abyane village which attract tourist’s year around. In Kashan city you may visit:The most beautiful houses of Iran,Agha Bozorg mosque,the magnificent Fin Garden, the Sialk Ziggurat and kashan Bazaar.
Kashan Urban Design

The city of Kashan, similar to other older Iranian cities, preserved its traditional architectural features and urban design into the early 20th century.This traditional arrangement, which formed during the Saljuq and Safavid periods and continued through the Qajar era, drastically changed in the Pahlavi period and, more specifically, during the latter half of the 20th century .


The town of Kashan, as a city associated with high-quality ceramic production in the medieval period, appears to have been a major site for the manufacture of fine wares between the 1170s and 1220s as well as in the later 13th and early 14th centuries.

 Arts of Kashan
Arts and crafts of Kashan have been continuously praised. In fact, every time that a story turns to the most remarkable lraniar art achievements, Kashan is inevitably mentioned.
Archaeological finds yielded conclusive evidence of the fact that Kashan has been the cradle of many Iranian traditional crafts. Kashan maintained its great importance as a center of traditional industries throughout all historical periods.

 Kashan lustre bowl with two seated figures, birds, and  cypress trees



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