Abyaneh (April 2014)

 

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Abyaneh is a beautiful 1500+ year-old old village located 70km south of Kashan at an elevation of 2225m. In recent years its permanent population has been dwindling to less than 250 (mostly old) people and many of its houses made of unique red adobe mud bricks are crumbling. It nevertheless attracts numerous visitors, especially high-school students. Fields (barley, potatoes, wheat) and orchards (apples, pears, apricots) around the village are particularly serene.

 

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Views of Abyaneh village from the opposite side of the Barzrud river. The blue-tiled cone visible in three of the photos is the roof of the 14th-century Imamzadeh-ye Yahya shrine.

 

 

 

 

People of Abyaneh: women wear white long scarf with a colorful floral pattern, whereas men wear black wide-leg pants.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Streets and houses of Abyaneh.

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Ancient doors of Abyaneh.

 

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Sasanid fort facing Abyaneh across the Barzrud river.

 

Fields and orchards along the Barzrud river.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Man-made caves around Abyaneh used to store dried hay.

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Click the following links to see photos of other parts of the trip:

- Tehran,

- Qazvin,

- Alamut Valley,

- Kashan and around,

- Yazd and around,

- Kerman and around.

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