Kashan, Iran’s capital of rosewater is another city in Iran located near the immense Great Salt Desert. Considering its proximity to Tehran and Isfahan, Kashan is a favorite vacation spot for Iranians who enjoy the tranquility of this desert city’s old architecture and mild weather. Kashan’s old urban engineering is unique in protecting the inhabitants against the excessive heat of the desert and preserving the scanty water reservoirs. That is why that the civic officials have tried to maintain much of the old architecture of Kashan and by doing that they have also made it an inseparable part of all Iran city tours. Kashan sightseeing tours are especially popular during the rosewater season when tons of roses are piled all over the city to be processed in traditional distillation pots in presence of thousands of Iranians and tourists who enjoy the ceremony and relish the heavenly scent of flowers inundating the old neighborhoods and their numerous attractions. Our Kashan sightseeing tours are planned in a way to cover most of the major tourist spots of Kashan in one day. In the course of time people of Kashan have been accustomed to the perpetual presence of foreign tourists in their city and as a result are very kind and helpful towards the tourists. Together with Yazd and Isfahan, Kashan is one of the cities in Iran best known for its traditional and historic points of interest for thousands of tourists. Now you are saying ok enough about the people and traditions; tell us what is there to see in Kashan. Ok let us begin with the sheer beauty of Fin Garden and Bath and its notorious history as the place where Amir Kabir, the most revered politician of his day was brutally murdered by the royal thugs. As mentioned before, the traditional architecture of Kashan is the city’s signature and nowhere demonstrates this great artistry better than Fin Bath and the famous Tabatabaei House. Other monuments include many prime instances of Iranian Islamic architecture in the body of the shrine of Shahzadeh Ibrahim and Agha Bozorg Mosque. Similar to all of Iran’s historic cities, there is also a historic bazaar in Kashan which is the center of commerce in the city. Kashan’s accommodation centers look much alike to those in Yazd in their traditional Iranian architecture and many hotels were previously traditional houses. As if all this amazing set of spots in Kashan isn’t enough, one look at the map of Iran reveals that the city is a short drive away from two of the most popular tourist attractions in Iran, namely Maranjab desert and the Persian traditional village of Abyaneh. Thus, in the light of the above, travelling to Kashan is all gain and no pain!
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Ok! Now is the time for the real deal! A desert tour which is also a traditional village tour and a city tour! Our Maranjab Desert tour offers that and much more since the package also includes visits to the historic village of Abyaneh and the beautiful city of Kashan. But the main destination of the tour, Maranjab desert, is located in the vicinity of Kashan and it is without a doubt one of the most scenic deserts in Iran. We have written at length about Iran’s great deserts, Dasht-e Kavir and Dasht-e Lut. Maranjab is included within the area of the former and has a permanent position in the itinerary of Kashan desert tours. Another great thing about our Maranjab desert tour is that it takes two days and we start our trip from Tehran and end in the gorgeous Isfahan. Consequently, you will have more than enough time to enjoy the rare sights of the desert and also visit Kashan and Abyaneh. Maranjab is a sandy desert and those with previous experience know well that weather is very tricky in deserts. You probably know about the excessive heat during the day but you might not expect the dry and very low nocturnal temperature. So, don’t let the sunny appearance of the desert deceive you; pack some warm clothes! But this minor issue aside everything is pure gold! If you take a look at the Maranjab Desert map, you will find many great places to visit including Maranjab old caravanserai (your accommodation for the night) and the silver terrain of Maranjab Salt Lake, a magical field of smooth whiteness amid hundreds of kilometers of golden dunes. The second day will start by going towards one of the most spectacular traditional villages in Iran; the red village of Abyaneh. After spending half a day in the mesmerizing atmosphere of this ancient abode of Iranians we will end our journey in Isfahan and will let you to explore the wonders of the half of the world all by yourself! - Read the itinerary of our two-day Maranjab Desert tour - Maranjab desert reservation