Abyaneh                                                                                                        Click Here for Map

     This village lies in the mountains between Natanz and Kashan. It is believed to be the last place in Iran to convert from Zoroastrianism to Islam, at which time (the 16th century) many of its inhabitants fled to Yazd or even India. Like Kandovan, this colourful village is on most tourist itineraries, and the local people (many of whom still wear traditional dress) are naturally reluctant to be photographed by yet another busload of sightseers.


    All of the buildings are made from the local red clay, the dust from which colours all external features such as doors, verandahs and window frames as well, turning the whole village a uniform and very attractive red.

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