Kashan is a medium-sized desert town in central Iran. The name is synonymous with antiques and it is not strange because during excavations objects have been found from 6000 BC. The old center of this traditional city has largely retained its typical desert architecture. Hidden in the narrow streets are beautiful merchant houses, witnesses of a glorious past.
Kashan is about 3 hours’ drive from Tehran on the edge of the Dasht-e Kavir desert on the ancient Silk Road. Kashan has a bus and train station with daily connections to include Tehran, Yazd and Esfahan.
Visiting Kashan is definitely worth it. The city is an undiscovered gem of cultural treasures. Within walking distance are among other Tabatabai and Borujerdi merchant houses, Hammam Khan, Agha Bozorg mosque and handicraft bazaar. Around the old town is the Finn Persian garden complex and the remains of the Tepe Sialk Zigurrat, an Iranian mountain temple built around 3000 BC.