Traditional House Hotel, Kashan, Iran

by Oliver Chan June. 17, 2021 227 views

Had the opportunity to visit Iran for 2 weeks just before the COVID 19 outbreak. As much as we hear a lot of stories about this country in the media, Iranian is one of the friendliest people I met in my traveling.

Lots of history, culture, and architecture.

This is the first hotel we stayed when we arrived. It was converted into a hotel from a traditional house. Rich people in Iran built their mansion by digging down, not building up. Our tour guide explained that in the old days, when bandits attacked the city, they could easily tell where the rich people lived if their houses were visually big.

However, if they dig down, all houses big or small would look like the same from the outside and thus avoid being an easy target.

The yard in the center with water pool/fountain which is typical in Iranian architecture.

The yard in the center with water pool/fountain which is typical in Iranian architecture.

Very quiet and comfortable.

Very quiet and comfortable.

A wind tower is a traditional architectural element used to create natural ventilation and passive cooling in buildings.

A wind tower is a traditional architectural element used to create natural ventilation and passive cooling in buildings.

Entrance to the hotel room.

Entrance to the hotel room.

Living room

Living room

Family/Prayer room

Family/Prayer room

Front entrance of the hotel

Front entrance of the hotel

Hotel room inside

Hotel room inside

Hotel room from a different angle.

Hotel room from a different angle.

Our tour guide, Ali. Very nice and professional.

Our tour guide, Ali. Very nice and professional.

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Camellia Staab 3 months, 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed this post. That cobalt blue is one of my favorite colors. Between Iran and Morocco, nobody in my opinion, can match up their colors to the cobalt blue smile

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Oliver Chan Replied to Camellia Staab 3 months, 1 week ago

Haven't been to Morocco yet, but have seen many photos of the "Blue City of Morocco". It is definitely on my travel list.

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Gethin Thomas 3 months, 1 week ago

Great Post.

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Oliver Chan Replied to Gethin Thomas 3 months, 1 week ago

Thank you.

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J D 3 months, 1 week ago

Wonderful photos Oliver...and I agree 100% with everything you described about Iran, their people, and culture.

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R Kuerbovich 3 months, 1 week ago

Hi Oliver! thanks for sharing these pictures about Iran - eagerly looking forward to more!

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Oliver Chan Replied to R Kuerbovich 3 months, 1 week ago

I have a lot more to share for sure. Iran is a great place to visit.

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