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Abyaneh is a famous historic Iranian village near the city of Kashan in Isfahan Province.

Set on the slope of the mountain of Karkas, this village has a cold climate and enjoys numerous springs creating a favorite condition for agriculture. It dates back to antiquity, but its golden age was during the Safavid period. The word Abyaneh has been derived from the word "viona" meaning willow grove. (In the local dialect "vey" means willow.)

With a unique reddish hue, the village is one of the oldest in Iran, attracting numerous native and foreign tourists year-round, especially during traditional feasts and ceremonies.The materials use for building the roofs are timbers, straw and clay. The walls, built by red mud bricks are impressive. The mud bricks are of quality that become harder when they are exposed to the rain. To use the sun as much as possible, the houses face the east.

On top of the village sits the ruins of a Sassanid era fort.

Abyaneh has been called an entrance to Iranian history. The local clothing, for example, is in a style of great antiquity.

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  • Copyright: Atousa Taghavi (Atousa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 57 N: 2111] (7131)
  • Genre: Lugares
  • Medium: Cor
  • Date Taken: 2005-11-04
  • Categories: Arquitectura
  • Versão da Foto: Versão Original
  • Date Submitted: 2007-08-16 20:59
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