(240 km south of Tehran, 220 km north of Isfahan)
Kashan is famous for its tiles (kashi), its silks and carpets. Distillation of rose-water is a specialty of Ghamsar, a distinct area of the town very well-known in Iran.
Kashan has an archaeological history dating back 7000 years. A favorite haunt of the Safavids kings, the town had a wealth of master builders, architects and craftsmen who served the court for three centuries. The town’s famous garden (bagh Fine) was the scene of the assassination of a great Prime Minister of the Qajar period, Amir Kabir. Various recently-restored beautiful private houses have been turned into museums and are very representative of the Persian classic style.