One of the best ways to experience a fundamentally different culture is to explore the smaller villages away from the big cities. All around Iran, there are lots of small towns with an old-fashioned atmosphere, incredible landscape, and an array of activities for travelers. Let’s stumble upon a quaint village that is great in antiquity. One of the world-famous historical sites in Iran is a very beautiful ancient village in Isfahan province. Abiyaneh is located on foot of Karkass Mountain, 70 km to the southeast of Kashan. The first thing which catch the visitors’ attention is the unique architecture of the village. The houses are arranged like steps up the hillside, so the roofs of some houses are the front yards of the next one up. The impressive red view of the houses is because of the red soil that is utilized in their construction.
Because of its mountainous setting, Abiyaneh stayed isolated for many years and people are still living the way they used to live 2500 years ago. It seems as if this part of world has been in a deep sleep and untouched by time. According to their unique lifestyle, the people tend to rear animals for a living. The unaffected language of the residents of Abyane is a distinct dialect of Farsi and it is close to what is spoken in the central cities of Iran. Also, you will be amazed by clothing of locals to the extent that cannot resist trying them on or buy some clothes as a souvenir of Abiyane. Men wear long loose black pants with long coats, and women dress flowery loose shirts, crimp skirts and cover their heads and shoulders with long scarfs. Besides Masule, Kandovan and Meimand villages, it’s registered by UNESCO as one of the four most historic villages of Iran. Abyane is truly a Village of living traditions, ancient architecture, and probably one of the most shining examples of human adaptation to nature. If you want to get a taste of an unknown spot, Uppersia team will accompany you.