Nain is a city in and the capital of Nain County, Isfahan Province,Besides its magnificent monuments, Na’in is also famous for high-quality carpets and wool textiles.
The small town of Nain, located at the crossroads to Yazd (162 kilometres, 101 miles), Isfahan (145 kilometres, 90 miles), and Tehran, was once famous for its carpets. The oldest sections of its Friday Mosque date from the Abbssid period (tenth century); it is a hypostyle mosque, with a courtyard surrounded by porticos but with no eivan.
The initial construction of Jame Mosque dates back to the 8th Century CE, but the whole of the complex has been constructed incrementally.
|Rigareh water mill
The ancient Rigareh—a qanat-based water mill—is located in the Mohammadieh neighbourhood.
The age of this engineering masterpiece is unknown
|Pirnia traditional house and ethnology museum
The Pirnia traditional house is a perfect example of this region's desert houses in terms of architecture and art and was constructed in the Safavid Period. The house consists of an exterior, an interior, a deep garden, a silo room and all of the facilities that a lord’s house needed to have at the time it was constructed.
The Mosallah is another remarkable monument to see in Na'in. Its vast garden used to be a popular recreational area until a few years ago. The mausoleum inside the Mosallah was a pilgrimage site for visitors.
|Narin Qal'eh or Narin Castle
The Narin Qal'eh or Narin Castle or Narenj Qaleh is a mud-brick fort or castle in the town of Nain, Iran. Structures like these constituted the government stronghold in some of the older (pre-Islamic) towns of central Iran.
The Bazaar is another of Na'in's remarkable, historical attractions.
The bazaar extends 340 m in a curved line from the Gate of Chehel Dokhtaran to the mosque of Khajeh Khezr and is connected by main alleys as well as by tributary passages to centres of neighbourhoods.
|Aba bafi man made caves
In Muhammadieh, a precinct of Na'in, there are some man-made caves. Locals call them sardab and aba bafi.
Evidences show that they were dug by the Zoroastrian inhabitants who used to live there because the cave entrances open to the east where the sun rises.
|Handy knot carpets
Handmade products in Na'in are very important. Weaving carpets, a fine art, began in Na'in about the time of World War II.
Because carpet weavers from Na'in worked with thinner wools, they began to weave rugs of much higher quality.
|Get in/Get out
From Esfahan, travellers can use the Jay terminal and take the Naein bus or mini bus (20,000 to 25,000 rial). An alternative is the Esfahan-Yazd bus, which leaves the terminal once every hour