Ostan-e Esfahan Travel Guide

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Niasar

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Esfahan

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  • Bazaar- e- Bozor

    Esfahan Things to Do

    This is one of the oldest and biggest Bazar of all Iran. The corridors are connected by small domes opened at top so that the light can come in. Oldest areas of bazar, the ones near the mosque, are 1000 years old but the big part have been built more recently in XVII century. You can access the bazar from many points but the main gate is the...

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  • Hasht Behesht Palace

    Esfahan Hotels

    We stayed 4 nights in a spacious 1 bedroom apartment in this conveniently located Hotel. The evening...

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  • Coffe

    Esfahan Restaurants

    The driver woke up with the idea that we needed a coffe. He said you are italian and, after a week of tea, you must be missing coffe. We tried to insist that we preferred good tea to crap coffe but nothing he had to bring us to the Armenian quarter to have a coffe. After going around a litte bit we stopped in this small bar and we had our coffe and...

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Kashan

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  • Khan e Abbasian

    Kashan Things to Do

    This house has been built for a rich window merchant. It is made of six buildings and it is built on several levels.The courtyards have been built with the pourpouse to improve the sense of the space so they become bigger while we go up untill we arrive on the biggest open courtyard on the top.The rooms on the various levels are adorned with some...

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  • Hamam

    Kashan Things to Do

    Inside the Fin garden, on one side there is a Hamam. This place is famous because it's where the national iranian hero Amir Kabir has been murdered.He has been prime minister betwen 1848 and 1851 during the kingdom of Scia Nasir ud Din and he is remembered as a reformer that started significant changes specially in the istruction and administration...

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  • Bagh -e Fin (Persian garden)

    Kashan Things to Do

    It was realised for the Scia Abbas I and recently it has been added to the list of persian gardens in the Unesco Heritage.The structure is composed by a main yard surrounded by ramparts with circular towers.Behind the garden on a hillthere is a natural spring and the water pressure made it possible to have fountains and pools all around without...

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Abyaneh

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  • Just wander around

    Abyaneh Things to Do

    The best way to capture the ambience of this village is just to stroll around in its sleepy streets, enjoy details and the elderly women colourfully dressed

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  • Old Houses in Abyaneh

    Abyaneh Things to Do

    There are a good number of old houses in Abyaneh, among them the homes of Gholam Nader Shah and Nayeb Hossein Kashi. In addition to the Zoroastrian fire- temple (from the Sassanian period) in the village, there are three castles, a pilgrimage site, three mosques named Hajatgah, Porzaleh, and Jam'e, all worth a careful visit. Altogether there are...

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  • Greeting people and asking permission...

    Abyaneh Local Customs

    Greet local people you will see on the streets. Just say Salaam! - it will be polite. It is their village and maybe some of villagers do not like people coming there and watching the houses and villagers. But when you greet them they seem very friendly and try to make a conversation even if there are no common spoken language. Also ask a permission...

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Niasar

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  • Traditional asiyab

    Niasar Things to Do

    Near bath u can c a trditional water asiyab,and now its work form safavi age,and its free to visit there

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  • wonderful pic-nic

    Niasar Things to Do

    I think the best place for pic-nic in niyasar its beetwen pallace and bath-and u have every thing toghather,shadow of trees,river,two water falls,and u have very good view [view of village] like the king of Niyasar !also many people choose there for resting and shisha , tea,,,,,,,,,,,,

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  • Iranian bath

    Niasar Things to Do

    when u pass some steps from small water falls u can c Niyasar bath---its builds in safavi age[400 years ago] and thay used it as bath until 20 years ago,the style its iranian bath,,,,,,,,,,,,, now thay try to open a traditional tea house there

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Ardestan

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    by arashmania Written May 22, 2004

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    Although relatively unadorned compared to later work, this largely Seljuq mosque was begun in the tenth century and completed in the following century. Substantial renovation, undertaken by one Abu Taher, tookplace in the second half of the twelfth century, and is attested to in severalstucco inscriptions. Further inscriptions concernig tax reductions for the Shi’ite inhabitants of Ardestan date from 1615. The compnents of the mosque illustrate how architectural devices were remembered long after the circumstances that gave rise to them had been forgotten.
    An eleventh century kiosk derived from the Zoroastrian fire temple lies within, while four ivans- high vaulted open chambers derived from Sassanidaudlence halls - surround the dome. The best Sanctuary brickwork outside Isfahan.

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