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Abyaneh Village

Abyaneh Village is located in Isfahan city.

This village not only has fans among domestic tourists, but also among foreign tourists and often, it became their photography subject.

Abyaneh Village is one of the few villages in Iran that local people wear their traditional clothes and maintain it.

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are so interesting for every viewer. You can enjoy in this tourist village.

If you are encouraged to have a trip to Abyaneh and observing its attractions, don’t lose this article.

More about Abyaneh Village

Abyaneh Village is one of the spectacular places of Kashan that in addition of historical monuments, has perfect geographical position and located in a region with pleasant climate.

Abyaneh is called “Viuna” in local language that the stem of this word consists of two words “Vi” and “Viyane”; by passing time, this name changed to “Aviyane” and later to “Abyaneh”.

The life of Local people is passing through agriculture, gardening and livestock husbandry that is done with traditional way.

Abyaneh women had an effective role in partnership with men in economy affairs.

This village has products like wheat, potato and different kinds of fruits. Carpet- weaving is one of the ways of subsistence.

The height of this village from sea level reaches to 2,222 meters and hence, it has cold and moderate weather.

There are foothills around this village that protect it toward adverse environmental factors.

The urban of the village, form of the structures and the kind of materials used caused forming a stepped village with dense fabric and connected monuments that foothill is located in the north, the village in the middle and farms in the south and west of it.

Mountain climate of this region and the distance from crowded centers had this advantage that people keep their traditional customs, language and colorful clothes.

Traditional clothes of men includes a baggy and long pant which is made from black fabric and for women, it includes a long dress with flowery fabrics and white- colored scarf that it is still common among these people.

Where is Abyaneh Village?

Abyaneh Village is located in the hillside of Karkass Mountain and in 40 km of north- west of Natanz and 70 km of south of Kashan in Isfahan province.

You can access to this village with Kashan- Natanz- Isfahan’s highway.

Abyaneh village architecture

All of the houses of this village are built on the hillside of Karkass Mountain in north of Barzroud River and have interesting architecture;

like stepped houses of Masouleh, the roof of lower houses acts as the yard of upper houses. This village looks multi- layered.

The rooms of houses have wooden windows and in most of them, you can see wooden.

One of the attractions of houses is the red color of exterior of their wall that is being covered with red soil which is belongs to the mine of next village.

The fabric of village houses is spiral and its antiquity returns to Seljuk, Safavid and Qajar period.

The rooms that belong to Seljuk period, don’t have any yard, but have a porch with the height of 5 meters in southern side.

These houses have open spaces like roofed yard named “Soffeh” that use for different programs like wedding and mourning.

Some of the houses are belong to Safavid period and four- Soffeh houses are being seen in them.
Historical village of Abyaneh

The authenticity of this village is not clear; although it is estimated 1500 years that in this sense, it’s considered as the oldest residential regions.

Old fabric of village was submitted in the list of national works in the year of 1354;

while the religions of “Nakhl Gardani” and “Jeghjeghe Zani” and also the dialect of Abyaneh was recorded in the list of Spiritual Works of Iran.

Historical monuments of village are related to different periods; from Sassanid and Seljuk, to Safavid and Qajar that we can refer to “Harpark Fireplace” that is the oldest historical monument of Abyaneh.

Maybe, it’s interesting that Safavid kings, their relatives and also the courtiers that went to Natanz for summer- quarter, prefer to reside in Abyaneh.

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Abyaneh Fireplace

Spectacular places of Abyaneh:

  • Shrines: Prince Yahya and Isa Shrines, Hinza Shrine
  • -Mosques: Grand Mosque, Porzele Mosque, Yousemoun Mosque, Hajatgah Mosque
  • Monastery
  • Cistern
  • Anthropology Museum
  • Castles
  • Graveyard
  • Hoseiniyeh
  • Bathrooms
  • Caravansaries
  • Spring
    Entertainments of Abyaneh:
  • Excursion
  • Nature tour
  • Tourist tours

Souvenir of Abyaneh

What makes souvenir of this village more special is the selling of them in front of red- colored houses of village with wooden windows; while a number of people sitting on the stairs and observing.

One of the souvenirs of Abyaneh that has many fans is Lavaashak (Fruit- roll).

Dairy, walnut, almond, apple, plum and etc. are being also sold in this village.

Other souvenirs includes kinds of handmade Jewelries like necklace and bracelet; rug, decorative wall hangings and Giveh weaving are also seen among products.

Residence in Village of Abyaneh

In addition of hotels that provide services in this village, there are local houses and numerous eco- tourism residences in village and around it that provide the possibility of memorable residence.

If you have camping facilities, you can find proper places for camping around this village.

Pleasant Sound of streams, green trees, spectacular landscapes of the farms, red- colored buildings is an ideal place for many tourists. Still, many of its people are migrated and those who live there are old.


Can you name some of the characteristics of this historical village?

Traditional clothing, red- colored houses, etc.

What are the souvenirs of this village?

Lavaashak, dairy, etc.

What are the spectacular places of Abyaneh?

Castles, mosques, etc.


Abyaneh Village with all of the beauties that has is alone and observes it’s gradual death.

If you ever visited Abyaneh Village and communicated with its hospitable people, share your opinion and experience with us.

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Salah is a Content producer working on a range of fields including culture, art, lifestyle, cultural heritage, and tourism. He has been working Freelancer.

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