Ostan-e Esfahan Travel Guide

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  • Tired of Kebabs?- traditional persian...

    Esfahan Restaurants

    Grandma´s table is a small restaurant which offers each evening 4-5 different traditional iranian meals, some of them with meat, some vegetarian. The son of "grandma" can explain all dishes in English, they are all very tasty and worth to explore. After all the kebabs in other restaurants it was a new experience that traditional iranian dishes are...

  • Hasht Behesht Palace

    Esfahan Hotels

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


    Esfahan Restaurants

    You won’t do better than this restaurant in Esfahan. It is located next to the Sheikh Lotf Allah Mosque in the main Imam (Naqsh-e Jahan) Square. Their food is made from the finest ingredients and service is excellent. Like all restaurants in Iran, its still amazingly cheap. The interior is tasteful and traditional. The outside seating is reserved...



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    Kashan Favorites

    Hi, I'm Mahdieh. I'm from kashan and suddenly I saw your Q which goes back to 2008. I hope still it dosn't late for helping you to find HOSSEIN MOZNABI. I 'll try to find his email or contact number for you. let me know he is from Kashan or another city!? I am from KASHAN and now I 'm studing in Malaysia. nobody will not understand memory of...

  • Traditional houses of Kashan (I)

    Kashan Things to Do

    One reason to make a stopover in Kashan (if not to spend a whole day) is the traditional houses, namely Brujerdi, Tabatabai, Abbasian and Ameriha. Richly decorated both in their exterior and interior are a unique example of persian architecture

  • Bagdirs

    Kashan Local Customs

    Bagdirs are wind towers and they can be seen in some Iranian cities where it can be very hot.You can say that bagdirs are natural air-conditioners. They catch the wind and direct it through a shaft to the rooms below, where there is a pool of cool water, cooling the air. Through a different shaft the hot air in the house is directed upwards.



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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

  • 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...

  • 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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  • 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

  • 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,,,,,,,,,,,,

  • 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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    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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