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Essence of Persian Heritage: Kashan

Discover the ancient roots in Kashan. Walk through the historic bazaar, visit the charming Fin garden, and marvel at the intricately designed traditional houses.

Discover the ancient roots in Kashan. Walk through the historic bazaar, visit the charming Fin garden, and marvel at the intricately designed traditional houses.

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Known as the city of poets, literature, wine, and flowers, Shiraz is often seen as the house of Persian culture. It's adorned with beautiful gardens and exquisite mosques. The city contains many historic sites and is known for its famous Pink Mosque. Shiraz is also known as the heartland of Persian culture and this city has a reputation for having liberal, progressive and relaxed atmospheres.

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Mashhad, located in the province of Razavi Khorasan, Iran, is a gem of Persian culture. Known for the holy shrine of Imam Reza, it attracts millions of pilgrims annually. The city's rich history, intricate architecture, and spiritual essence make it an unmissable destination. Don't forget to visit the bazaars for an array of Persian rugs, spices, and saffron.

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Visit Fin Garden

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Visit Tabatabaei House

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Washington

Day 1

Air Drive

11,152 km

Kashan

Day 2

5:00 PM

8:29 AM

15h 29m

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Kashan

Day 4

Air Drive

493 km

Shiraz

Day 4

5:00 PM

5:41 PM

1h 41m

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Shiraz

Day 6

Air Drive

987 km

Mashhad

Day 6

5:00 PM

6:22 PM

1h 22m

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Mashhad

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11,179 km

Washington

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5:00 PM

8:31 AM

16h 31m

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Travel Tips

Absolutely, these Iranian cities have a lot to offer when it comes to history, culture and spirituality. Here are some travel tips to assist in planning your trip to Kashan, Shiraz and Mashhad:

Best Time to Visit:
The best time to visit Iran is during Spring and Autumn, specifically from April to June and Sep-Oct. Weather is pleasant during these months and ideal for sightseeing.

Route and Accessibility:
You can start your journey from Tehran, Iran's capital. Kashan is a 3-hours drive from Tehran. Shiraz and Mashhad are accessible via domestic flights from Tehran's airport.

Altitude and Acclimatization:
These cities are generally at low to moderate altitude, so acclimatization isn't a major concern. However, it's still advised to take a day of rest if you're feeling tired after your journey.

Accommodation and Booking:
You'll find a variety of accommodations from budget hostels to luxury hotels in these cities. Remember to book accommodations in advance. Also consider staying in historic houses in Kashan, it's quite popular among travelers.

Clothing and Essentials:
Iran is an Islamic Republic, so dress modestly. Women should wear a headscarf and loose fitting clothes that cover their arms and legs. Men should wear long trousers and long sleeved shirts. Carry a sun hat, sunscreen and refillable water bottle.

Health and Safety:
Standard vaccinations like Hepatitis A, Hepatitis B and Typhoid are recommended for travel to Iran. It's safe to travel but avoid consuming tap water. Bottled water is always a safer option.

Local Etiquette and Respect:
Iranian people are known for their hospitality. Be respectful towards the cultural and religious customs. Do not photograph people without their consents, especially inside the mosques.