While traveling around Iran, if you have a road trip from Tehran to Isfahan and vice versa, you will pass Kashan; do pay a visit. This city is only 2 hours away from Tehran.
Kashan is in the middle of the way of Tehran to Isfahan. This city is one of the most important touristic cities of Iran and almost all the tourists visit the city even if shortly. Kashan is a city in the Province of Isfahan and according to statistics, the population was more than 304.487 in 2016.
In the historical and geographical documents belonging to early years of Muslim conquest of Iran, Kashan is mentioned as a small city located in the connecting way of North to South and also a city in communication with the Silk Road, all of which turned it into an industrial city. Even the Mongols’ raid didn’t destroy it completely and it was repaired after a while and revived. By building pavements which connected it to the Silk Road in Safavid Era, the city thrived much; merchants and kings sojourned and camped there several times which again caused its further prosperity. This power remained until Qajar Period but competition in textile industry caused the decline of Kashan.
The most striking attractions in Kashan include: Abyaneh Historical Village, Niasar, Qamsar Village, Fin Garden, Borujerdi House, Tabatabaei House, Sialk Hill of Kashan, Agha Bozorg Mosque and the Bazaar of Kashan.
You can go to Kashan in different ways. While having a road trip from Tehran to Isfahan, you can get to Kashan after passing Qom. On the way from Isfahan to Tehran, Kashan is located after Natanz. We suggest that you go to Qamsar village if you’re traveling in spring in late May and watch the ceremonies of getting rose water. Each year with the blossoming of rose flowers in Qamsar and Kashan, many people travel there to watch the ceremony of extracting rose water. But plan in a way that after visiting all sites, you would be able to go to the near villages. Don’t miss visiting the historical village of Abyaneh. It is one of Iran’s oldest villages still preserving its beautiful and traditional region.