Over 21000 foreigners visit Abyaneh during 1st half of Iranian year

Abyaneh’s Governor publicized: this historical village has witnessed more than 21 thousand foreign tourists over the first half of Iranian calendar year 1396, (March 21 – September 22, 2017).

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Mohammad Adeli in an interview with IMNA reporter based in Isfahan’s suburban city of Natanz: Abyaneh hosted 6 thousand and 315 foreign travelers during the Iranian New Year holidays only i.e. from March 21st to April 2nd- most travelers were from France, Italy, Germany, England, Spain, Australia, and Ukraine respectively.    

Also 180 foreigners visited Abyaneh over Tasu’a, and a population of 180 attended the two days of Tasu’a and Ashura in whole.

He added: other travelers to Abyaneh came from 47 countries from all 5 continents.

Pointing out that most of monuments in the world are not residential anymore, the governor mentioned: Abyaneh attracts tourists in that there exists life in this ancient area.

The Fire Temple is considered as Abyaneh’s oldest historical structure. The monument is a sample of Zoroastrian temples which was be built in mountainous regions. 

Mosques in Abyaneh:

There are 11 mosques in Abyaneh. The wooden pulpit in the congregational mosque dates back to 1073 which is the oldest part. 

The other old mosque in the village is named Barzaleh. The handwriting on the door shows the year 1301 indicating the Ilkhanate dynasty.  

Abyaneh is located at 40 kms to the north-west of Natanz in Isfahan. Seated on the skirt of Karkas Mountain, the village is among the highest residential regions in Iran enjoying a 2222-m height above the sea level. 

With its 1500 years of antiquity, Abyaneh is considered an old human habitat on desert margins of Iran.  

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