Kashan hosted 25,000 foreign tourists since March
Some 25,292 foreign tourists visited historical sites in Kashan since mid-March 2016, according to an official at Kashan Tourism Department.
Alireza Abdollahzadeh said that visitors came from European and Asian countries such as France, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Spain, Albania, Slovakia, Japan and China, IRNA reported.
He said that 414,593 Iranian tourists also went to see monuments in Kashan.
Kashan, he noted, witnessed a 14-percent growth in the number of foreign and domestic visitors this year compared to the figure for a year earlier.
Abdollahzadeh said Fin Garden in Kashan topped the ranking in the number of visitors in view of the beauty of its garden.
He added that Fin Garden together with eight other gardens were registered as 'Iranian Garden' with UNESCO in 2011-2012.
The name of Kashan comes from Kasian ی the original inhabitants of the city, whose remains are found at Tepe Sialk (Sialk Mound) which dates back to 9,000 years.
Between the 12th and the 14th centuries CE, Kashan was an important center for the production of high-quality potteries and tiles.
Also, the word for a ‘tile’ (kashi) takes its name from the town. Tourists love this city because of its long history and great buildings.
Fin Garden, Sialk mound, Boroujerdi House, Tabatabaei House, Abasian House, Niasar, Kashan National Museum, Doll Museum, Reies Cave and Sheibani Museum are among the historical sites of Kashan.
Archeological discoveries in Sialk, which is four kilometers to the west of Kashan, reveal that this region was one of the primary centers of civilization in prehistoric ages. Kashan dates back to Elamite era.