Kashan (کاشان) is a city in the province of Isfahan, Iran. it is located about 250 km (150 miles) south of Tehran or 100 km (60 miles) south of Ghom (Qom) (قم) on the secondary road to Isfahan.
The city name comes from Kasian, the original inhabitants of Kashan whose remains are found at Tapeh Sialk dating back 9,000 years over millennia this changed to kashian and the town became Kashan.
Kashan is one of the oldest, most attractive and prosperous oasis town in Iran with a rich history. It is famous for manufacturing carpets, silk and other textiles.
With 183 historical buildings Kashan is registered as national heritage.
Fin Garden (باغ فین) (a 16th-century garden with natural springs, constructed by Shah Abbas),
Agha Bozorg Mosque (مسجد آقا بزرگ) (Famous for its architectural and constructional techniques) and
House of Borujerdi (خانه بروجردی), where a velvet-weaving workshop exists are famous tourist attractions.
Kashan is famous for its annual harvest of roses (in the middle two weeks of May) from which rose water (گلاب) & rose oil are made.
Agha Bozorg Mosque
Khashan carpets are counted among the world’s finest carpets. With Kerman and Tabriz, Kashan has been the principal source for the collector of special pieces—personage rugs, symbolic rugs, and ornate prayer rugs. Kashan carpets (قالی کاشان) are asymmetrically knotted on silk or cotton foundations, depending upon the fiber of the pile.
Kashan has an estimated population of 300.000.