Abyaneh Village, Natanz

Step back in time with a visit to one of Iran's oldest settlements, Abyaneh Village. Nestled in the foothills of the Karkas Mountain, the village blends into the mountainside with its reddish houses. Explore the ancient settlement by wandering along narrow, sloping pathways and gaze at crumbling mud-brick buildings. Thanks to its remote location, local traditions and cultures have been meticulously preserved here. You'll notice the Abyanaki women wearing colorful, traditional dresses and speaking the local dialect of Middle Persian. Make sure you visit the 11th-century mosque, one of the village's most impressive buildings, filled with ancient carvings. Plan your visit to Abyaneh Village and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Natanz online attractions planner .
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  • We visited Abyaneh village on our way from Tehran to Esfahan. We were here during off peak winter season, therefore not many happenings around here. The houses were uniquely built with clay. The view ...  more »
  • Very nice road to get to this picturesque village to the color red. But you will encounter more tourists than locals, and it feels... If you go there, and if you have the time... otherwise the photos make it better than the reality.
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  • The village is located at 2500 meters of altitude, but it is absolutely not account. The visit is exciting, not for a building in particular but for the whole of the Earth with a beautiful red color, houses dominated by a chaos of rocks. Apart from one or two souvenir shops life seems to unfold as it has for hundreds of years.
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