Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse, Kashan, Iran. Built in the 16th century, today the bathhouse serves as a tourist attraction, rather than its primal purpose. 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!
As expected in Arabic architecture, the house is decorated with amazing ornamental tiles, some of which are turquoise and gold. The house has two main parts – the octagonal dressing hall called Sarbineh and the hot bathing hall Garmkhaneh. Although hammams were a very big part of Arabic culture, today they are replaced by the indoor plumbing, installed in every household. Therefore the Sultan Amir Ahmad Bathhouse serves as a museum and is registered as a national heritage site.
Why to go there?
A wonderful architecture and décor, historical and cultural significance, one of the most popular sites in the area.
When to go there?
All year round.
How to get there?
The bathhouse is located on Sultan Amir Ahmad Street. Get there by bus.
Lead photo by Ali KoRdZaDeh
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