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How to get to Abyaneh, the red town of Iran


We depart Isfahan after four days to return to nature and the distant earlier than our final return to Tehran to gather our visa for India. Our subsequent vacation spot can be the little pink city of Abyaneh, positioned halfway between Kashan and Isfahan (plus a detour), north of Mount Karkas.

It’s identified with certainty that Abyaneh has existed for at the least 2,500 years, which makes its slim streets an ideal residing museum to study slightly extra concerning the historical past of the nation. Actually, the oldest constructing on the town, the Zoroastrian Fireplace Temple, was constructed within the interval from 500 to 330 BC.

Abyaneh has an inexplicable magic, in all probability as a result of its environment and the significantly pink coloration of the adobe of its homes and mountains. Proper in entrance of the city it’s doable to go to the ruins of the massive Palahamoona fort, constructed greater than 200 years in the past and a great place to have a panoramic view of the city with out being disturbed.

We reached Abyaneh by hitchhiking since at the moment we didn’t discover the human strategy to do it with public transport (beneath we clarify your choices). The primary a part of the street was straightforward, however the part to the city is sophisticated since it isn’t a passing path, the one which goes to Abyaneh can solely go the identical method, so until a vacationer Take it there would not be many extra potentialities.

After we have been shedding hope a small automobile stopped and we rolled down the window. Murtaza, a automobile supplier from the Iranian Balochistan space, was passing via the realm with a co-worker and so they have been on his method again to the capital. As quickly as they requested us the place we have been going, they determined that they’d take us to the city by deviating utterly from their route, one thing that, consider me, we tried to keep away from.

Murtaza commented that it will be a great way to see one thing apart from the street and that he additionally needed to eat one thing, so we might cease on the solely restaurant-hotel on the town. We arrived half an hour after crossing the Natanz plain, a city acknowledged within the space for the presence of its nuclear middle. As quickly as you get nearer down the street it’s doable to see the cannons pointing into the air. The indicators that ask you to not take footage of the realm multiply and the panorama turns into bleak. Shortly after Natanz we flip left and take the final street to Abyaneh.

After we arrived at Abyaneh Murtazá and his colleague they put us within the restaurant and after a number of makes an attempt to say goodbye eternally grateful, they requested us to remain for lunch. It is not that we did not take pleasure in their firm, it is that we knew it will be not possible for them to not pay and we did not need to be a hindrance. Our makes an attempt, as typical, have been in useless.

We loved a scrumptious two-course meal as we had not had the posh for a very long time and as soon as we completed they mentioned goodbye to us, rotated and continued on their strategy to Tehran. A couple of minutes later the sky started to show grey and a storm fell on us, fortunately we have been within the parking space the place a small mosque made us a shed till the rain stopped falling. After we have been positive, we took our backpacks and went out to discover its streets. The rain was virtually a present, the bottom shone moist and the water channels have been full, the water created an much more spectacular environment.

After a number of hours going up and down its labyrinths we determined to go to the fort and discover a place to sleep. It turned out to be probably the most profitable choices, we arrange our tent on the foot of the fortress and loved certainly one of our greatest nights within the nation with a panoramic view of Abyaneh beneath the celebs.

The right way to get to Abyaneh?

As we talked about, we can not discover a strategy to do it with public transport, in order that choice, until somebody has discovered it and tried it, is eradicated from the listing of choices. (you probably have, don’t hesitate to share it within the feedback)

For these of you who will not be prepared to hitchhike, you may have three remaining choices:

Mixture of bus and taxi

The most cost effective method after the finger is to take a bus to Natanz, for lower than 80,000 riyals you’ll have a ticket. You possibly can take it from each Kashan and Isfahan. As soon as in Natanz there is no such thing as a different choice however to do the remainder of the journey by taxi, the traditional factor is that they cost one other 80,000 to get to the city (by automobile).


Most overseas vacationers take a taxi from Kashan to get to town, on this case you can be renting the taxi for the entire day as ideally it’ll anticipate you when you discover the realm and take you again to town. The value of the taxi is normally round € 30. To keep away from misunderstandings you’ll want to let the driving force know your intentions about how lengthy you intend to be in Abyaneh as we hear many circumstances of individuals complaining about their drivers pushing to come back again in lower than an hour.


The opposite choice is to rent a gaggle tour from any of the cities talked about, about this we would not have first-hand data however we met some vacationers who did. From what we have been advised, the worth per automobile is about € 45-50 departing from Kashan (which incorporates one of many gardens).

You will need to keep in mind that after you method the city you’ll have to move a toll the place you purchase a ticket to entry the city. On the time (2017) the doorway price us 50,000 riyals per individual. With the doorway they offer you a small pamphlet with further data that turns out to be useful on the subject of taking a stroll via its streets.

The place to sleep in Abyaneh?

Most vacationers visiting the city, each native and worldwide, accomplish that in a day journey from each Kashan and Isfahan (and even Tehran). We did not need to rush issues so we determined to sleep at the least one evening within the space. Within the fort it’s doable to camp with out drawback and for individuals who need to sleep within the city there are a few motels within the space. We have no idea the costs.


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