Kashan is a city in the Isfahan province of Iran. Kashan is the first of the large oases along the Qom-Kerman road which runs along the edge of the central deserts of Iran. Its charm is mainly due to the contrast between the parched immensities of the deserts and the greenery of the well-tended oasis. Archeological discoveries in the Sialk Hill, which lies 2.5 miles (4 km) west of Kashan, reveal that this region was one of the primary centers of civilization in pre-historic ages. Hence Kashan dates back to the Elamite period of Iran. The Sialk ziggurat still stands today in the suburbs of Kashan after 7000 years. After world known Iranian historical cities such as Isfahan and Shiraz, Kashan is a common destination for foreign tourists.
Sialk Hill, is the remains of an ancient city, with the world’s oldest ziggurat, dating to the 3rd millennium BC. The oldest settlement in Sialk dates back to more than 7000 years ago. The site is still under excavation. The remains of people who used to live there can be seen.
Agha Bozorg Mosque, is a historical mosque in Kashan, Iran. The mosque was built in the late 18th century by Ustad Haj Sha’ban-Ali, Master architect, the mosque and theological school are located in down town, Kashan.
Boroujerdi-Ha-Residence, The house of Boroujerdies, belonged to a merchant family who had migrated to Kashan, was built over a hundred years ago. The construction date can still be seen on the covered inscription of the building, completion of which took 18 years of work. Since exceptional attention has been paid to all minute architectural details demanded by the geographical and climatic conditions of the area, the house has attracted considerable attention of architects and recognition from Iranian and foreign scientific and technical teams.
Kashan Bazaar, the bazaar and its fantastic mudbrick architecture is one of the sights of the city. Pay a small amount to one of the touts hanging around the bazaar and you will be led to the roof of the bazaar, where you can get an idea of the technical marvel of building such a large structures from mudbricks with a wonderful view over the old part of the city.
Puppets and Toys Museum of Iran, presents a collection of different traditional puppets from all over Iran and the world. For kids there are workshops where they can make their own little finger puppets and toys. The museum also has a cafe and a small gift shop.