Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, Kashan, Iran

by Oliver Chan June. 19, 2021 217 views

Sultan Amir Ahmad bathhouse is a traditional public bathhouse constructed in the 16th century.

The objective of the bathhouse was not only to promote cleanliness, but also to be a place for relaxation, discussions and even praying. A prototype of a modern spa center.

It was restored on two occasions: after 1778 earthquake and in 1996.

Front Entrance

Front Entrance

The roof of the bathhouse is made of multiple domes that contain convex glasses to provide sufficient lighting to the bathhouse while concealing it from the outside

The roof of the bathhouse is made of multiple domes that contain convex glasses to provide sufficient lighting to the bathhouse while concealing it from the outside

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Varsha Arun 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Insightful photos! It is not in use anymore though, is it?

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Oliver Chan Replied to Varsha Arun 2 months, 4 weeks ago

No longer a bathhouse, just a tourist attraction.

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Thomas Thompson 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Nice captures very unique and beautiful

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Oliver Chan Replied to Thomas Thompson 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Thank you.

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Camellia Staab 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Excellent captures Oliver. Were you able to go anywhere else besides Kashan? And of all the cities why did you pick Kashan?

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Oliver Chan Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Yes, we hired a private tour guide and went on a two weeks trip and visited many cities including Tehran, Shiraz, Isfahan, Yazd, and a few more. Took plenty of photos and will gradually upload in my blog. 

I didn't pick Kashan. It was our first trip and our guide planned the itinerary for us.

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Camellia Staab Replied to Oliver Chan 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Very interesting. Looking forward to your next set of photos. Having lived in Iran many moons ago, I am interested in seeing your perspective. Thank you for sharing smile

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Oliver Chan Replied to Camellia Staab 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Wow, you lived there! I am sure you must be familiar to most of the places that we visited. Did you travel a lot while you were there?

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Camellia Staab Replied to Oliver Chan 2 months, 4 weeks ago

I lived majority of the time in Tehran. Did do some traveling but never been to Kashan, therefor your photos are very appealing to me smile

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Steveandjustyna Nomads 2 months, 4 weeks ago

What an elaborate tile work in this bathhouse! Do they call the bathhouse "Hamam" in Iran?
I visited a public bathhouse in Turkey and that's what they were called there.

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Oliver Chan Replied to Steveandjustyna Nomads 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Sorry, I don't speak Farsi so can't tell what it is called in their language.

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John Durham 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Beautiful captures.

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Oliver Chan Replied to John Durham 2 months, 4 weeks ago

Thank you.

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