KASHAN, IRAN

Travel Notes


Qamsar is a small village in the Isfahan Province of central Iran. As the village is small, the most suitable accommodation and dining options can be found in the nearby town of Kashan.  Kashan is an ancient desert oasis town with a rich history of carpet weaving and other arts presented within a lively main bazaar in a city center full of well preserved, stunning examples of Persian architecture. American, British and Australian tourists require a travel guide to visit, but the sights, sounds and, during rose harvest season, the scents are sure not to disappoint.

Currency
Rial 

Time Zone
Iran Standard Time
Language
Farsi

Local Cuisine
Persian
Best time to visit
May - June

Dress Code
Conservative, Chic Headscarves 
WHERE TO STAY
Saraye Ameriha Hotel Kashan, Iran | Stories + Objects International Travel Tips

SARAYE AMERIHA

Alavi Avenue
87134 Kashan, Iran
+98 31 5524 0220

MANOUCHEHRI HOUSE

No. 49 7th Emarat, Sabat Alley, Mohtasham St
87134 Kashan, Iran
+98 31 5524 2617

MAHINESTAN RAHEB

31st Lane, Fazel Naraghi St
87134 Kashan, Iran
+98 31 5545 2417

WHERE TO DINE

ABBASI TEA HOUSE

Alavi Street, Fazel Naraghi Street
87134 Kashan, Iran
+98 31 5524 5764

MANOUCHEHRI HOUSE

No. 49, 7th Emarat, Sabat Alley Mohtasham St
87134 Kashan, Iran
+98 31 5524 2617

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WHAT TO VISIT
Agha Bozorg Mosque Kashan, Iran | Stories + Objects International Travel Tips

AGHA BOZORG MOSQUE

Kashan, Iran

KASHAN BAZAAR

Kashan, Iran

SULTAN AMIR AHMAD BATHHOUSE

Alavi Street
87134 Kashan, Iran
+98 91 3861 7090

 

On the Streets Of Kashan, Iran | Stories + Objects International Travel Images

 


REQUIRED READING
Persian Art & Architecture By Henri Stierlin | Stories + Objects International Travel Tips

BY HENRI STIERLIN

PURCHASE
The Objects

Exclusive Edition 007 PERSIAN ROSE WATER


The rose water from the Iranian village of Qamsar is double-fired in a distillation process known locally as golabe do atishe. It is known for its potency and considered the finest rose water in the world. So fine in fact, that the holiest Islamic site in Mecca, The Ka'aba, is washed twice a year exclusively in the rose water.

Details

This pure Persian Rose Water was made from Mohammadi roses, the local name for Rosa x damascena. The roses are cultivated near Kashan, Iran by traditional farming and double-fired copper distillation methods, producing the highest quality rose water in the world. This 30ml bottle can be used as both beauty tonic and for culinary purposes. Available only through Stories + Objects in a numbered third edition release of three hundred bottles.

The Story

A MOHAMMADI ROSE


Moshen Ghaffari was born into the tradition of Mohammadi rose water production in the Iranian village of Qamsar, near the town of Kashan. Today, he is both a rose water producer and a museum owner preserving the traditional methods of the local, unique, double-fired distillation process. Mohammadi, is the local name used for Rosa x damascena, the same rose varietal used in Turkey and Bulgaria. However, studies carried out by professors at the Tehran University claim that due to the natural and climatic conditions in the Qamsar fields, the flower has a higher concentration of the essence necessary to make the finest and most sought after rose water in the world.