On the way from Kashan to Isfahan, you can see a series of the most beautiful historical monuments of Iran. A collection of flower gardens (Qamsar) - a historical village with a Zoroastrian structure and a peaceful combination of Zoroastrian and Muslim life over the centuries, Zoroastrian mosque and fire temple next to each other visiting the historical and beautiful mosques, one of the most beautiful Qanats in Iran, historical houses, caravanserai, castle, and some other historical monuments.
Undoubtedly, this part of your path will be one of the most exciting and beautiful parts of your trip. The valuable historical sites will guide you to the history of Iran and will amaze you with their beauty and arts.
Your first destination is the beautiful gardens of Ghamsar. This mountainous city with a pleasant climate and many flower gardens is your paradise in the hot desert.
The pleasant scent of flowers and herbal essences will lead you to Persian gardens. Walk and waste your time among the flowers fields and enjoy your life
Your next destination could be Abyaneh (90 Km from Qamsar) a mountainous and historical village. Here the peaceful combination of religions over the centuries will crystallize the true meaning of peace. Zoroastrians and Muslims have lived together in this village for centuries. They have respected their beliefs. These are the relics of the last surviving Zoroastrians of Iran who migrated to India and Pakistan with the ruthlessness of kings.
If you want to spend the night in this historic village, Abyaneh Hotel will be your best choice. Contact us for booking
Zavareh village in the vicinity of Ardestan city is a historical village that will lead you to a deep part of Iran's history. Artesian and Zavareh were important commercial centers in the Sassanid period with different Protective military fortifications. Although no important historical monuments have survived from that period, some of the surviving monuments are evidence of this importance.
Ardestan Mosque, which some belief is built on the fire temple of the Sassanid period, is the most important public religious monument in the city. A four-Ivan mosque with magnificent brickwork and beautiful stucco and an altar decorated with a variety of Iranian decorative arts.
Never miss this magnificent building.
Moon Qanat, which is the only two-story Qanat in Iran with a history of 800 years, forces every passenger to visit it. This unique Iranian technique is the most important survival factor in the hot and dry deserts of Iran.
5 km northeast of Ardestan is one of the most beautiful and historic villages in Iran called Zavareh. The main historical sites are the historic Zavareh Mosque with the second oldest minaret in Iran that leads you to the first period of Islam in Iran. A 4 Ivan Jame mosque, the legendry Sang Bast Castle, Bazaar, old Ice-house, and Hasht Behesht House will be some of the places that will amaze you.
If you are going to have a night in one of the old houses of Zavareh, which has been turned into a hotel, the traditional Naqshine Hotel will be your best choice.
This old house belongs to the Qajar period (150 years old). It has become one of the traditional hotels with new facilities. The historical features and original Iranian decorations of this house will acquaint you more and better with the architecture of the desert houses.
Your next destination is the beautiful and historic city of Nain. On your way to Nain the Nistanak village(33 Km to Nain), Nistanak Safavid period caravanserai will be one of the attractive places. In the heart of the desert, an ancient city, dating back to the old history of Iran, by the name Nain will attract all Iran lovers tourists. This beautiful city has kept the memories of the most civilized desert people in its chest. Nain is one of the cities of Isfahan province in the Dasht-e Kavir region. The remained historical monuments dates back more than three thousand years. The old urban context has been created by the influence of the natural environment and conditions, urban needs, and the need for security of the city against the evacuees.
The most important buildings that invite you to visit are:
Narin Qala or Naranj Castle: It is one of the oldest known buildings in the center of the historical context of Nain city, which is a relic from the Parthian era and before Islam. The building is polygonal and several towers are located at the corners.
Pirnia Historical House is one of the most important historical houses in Nain, which its architecture is inspired by the houses of the central desert. This 400-year-old house was built during the Safavid rule and includes various parts, including the entrance door, several corridors, and several rooms around the courtyard and small garden. This house is currently the site of the Nain Anthropological Museum.
|Nain Grand Jame Mosque
Nain Grand Mosque is inspired by the Prophet Mosque of Medina in the Khorasani style. This mosque is one of the few early mosques in Shabestani form with the lowest changes and has retained its original form to this day. Its original building was built in the second century AH, which now forms a large part of the current mosque.
The historical market of Nain has been one of the oldest traditional markets in Iran and the main important passage and commercial center of Nain in the past. Its main structure is related to the Ilkhanid period.
Imam historical house which belongs to the Safavid era.
The Mohammadiyah neighborhood in the vicinity of Nain is best known for its textile workshops. Abafafi workshops are mostly old houses or caves that form in the heart of the earth so that weavers can be safe from the heat of the desert in summer.
Nain old water reservoirs are another historical and architectural attraction of this city that has many fans. Throughout history, the most important element that has given rise to civilizations and the formation of cities has always been water. Water, this life-giving substance, is doubly important to the desert people, and they know its precious better. Due to Nain's location in the heart of the desert, several Qanats have been dug in this city. That is why it is not unreasonable to call this city the city of Qanat.
If you are planning to stay in this historic city, there are several old houses and hotels to stay in, which you can choose one of them.
Esfahan (145 Km from Nain)
Your final destination on this historic road is the beautiful city of Isfahan or half of the world. A city whose people are living in a museum of fantastic historical monuments. A city that fascinates every tourist with its pure and unique beauties. A city whose historical, artistic, architectural, cultural, and social beauties are famous for all travelers. But on your 145 km path to Isfahan in the middle of the road, Balabad village with a historical Caravanserai belonging to the Safavid period, will show you another beauty of Iran history and architecture. This caravanserai with 2000 square meters and 26 rooms is a Safavid era Carevanserai.