Kashan is a small oasis city in central Iran lying 180 km south of Tehran on the edges of the Dasht-e Kavir desert. The area has been settled since at least the 4th millenium BC and was one of the main centres of civilisation in pre-historic ages. Kashan is believed to be the origin of the Three Wise Men, the Biblical Magi, who followed the star to Betlehem. Kashan has been destroyed twice by invading armies and was leveled in 1778 by a major earthquake. Kashan receives relatively few tourists. The main attractions are the traditional houses, mansions built by wealthy people during the Qajar era in the 19th century. Examples of these houses are the Abbasi, Ameriha and Tabatabei traditional houses.
Tabatabei traditional house photo gallery  - 32 pictures of Tabatabei traditional house
Abbasian traditional house photo gallery  - 19 pictures of Abbasian traditional house
Ameriha traditional house photo gallery  - 10 pictures of Ameriha traditional house
Amir Ahmad historical bathhouse photo gallery  - 21 pictures of Amir Ahmad historical bathhouse
32 photos of the Tabatabei traditional house, the most magnificent of the traditional houses in Kashan
19 photos of the Abbasian traditional house in Kashan, which consists of six buildings and six courtyards
10 photos of the Ameriha traditional house, the largest of the traditional houses in Kashan
21 photos of the Amir Ahmad historical bathhouse, a 16th century public bathhouse in Kashan
Miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 14 pictures of Miscellaneous photos
Fin garden photo gallery  - 9 pictures of Fin garden
14 miscellaneous photos of Kashan
9 photos of the Fin garden in Kashan, a pleasant Persian style garden and a UNESCO world heritage site
Gallery with all images
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