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Abyaneh Village, Natanz
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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. Make Abyaneh Village a part of your Natanz vacation plans using our Natanz family vacation planner.
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  • When you pay your access within the village is of 50,000 rial. The village itself is situated on the one hand, on the other hand, form the old houses a very beautiful whole. Come early, for the buses with tourists arrive. It's nice to stroll around on there, in the autumn the colors are particularly beautiful. Only old people live in the village, there is no form of income. The women have coloured chadors, the men black, wide trousers. They are friendly, but the women want what sell. Whether or not you can take a picture!
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  • Splendid reality out of this world! Village-Museum currently inhabited mostly by the elderly and by very few young people. The houses are mud-brick red. Only to the population still speaks a variety of Persian Abyaneh disappeared in the rest of Iran.
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  • With a range of about 70 kilometres south-east of Kashan you can visit a traditional village located at an altitude of 2200 metres. In the 7th century, when Persia was invaded by the Arabs, some followers of the Zoroastrian religion fled to the mountains and founded several villages Karkas mountains to avoid forced conversion to Islam. Abyaneh is one of these villages. The village is a maze of narrow alleys and pitched at mud-brick houses that have the same reddish mountains containing iron oxides. Some of the inhabitants still speak today an ancient farsi language missing for hundreds of years. Even clothing is another example of the simple past. A long white scarf with coloured floral design covers the hair and shoulders of women. One caution: do not in any way to eat at the restaurant of the Hotel Abyaneh. The absurd price for quality and service will be superior to the most luxurious and famous restaurant of Isfahan
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