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Fascinating place

We understand that this is a fairly new tourist attraction for Kashan. Its lots of underground... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Casa62
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Brisbane, Australia
An underground history!

Located about 5 kilometers north of Kashan, in the central district of Aran va Bidgol County... read more

Reviewed December 16, 2018
elina1990ch
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Kashan, Iran
via mobile
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Reviewed October 13, 2016 via mobile

If you are visiting Kashan I belive this is one of the intresting places to visit.
The corridors are rather narrow and in some sections the height of the corridor is short. You need to bend your neck somtime.:-) ...

Date of experience: August 2016
Thank basigole
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Reviewed October 2, 2016

The underground city was carved out of a solid rock about 20 meters deep with diamonds about 1,500 years ago so that the people of the city could hide in there for 3-4 months when an invasion is foreseen. The original entrance was not through a set of stairs but through a well but it is now equipped with stairs attached next to the water reservoir. The path following the stairs is quite narrow, allowing only one person to pass at a time (claustrophobics beware!). This narrow passageway was built in order to prevent invaders from entering with a weapon and even if they did, they won't be able to use it. It is not narrow all the way though, the passageways become larger and you will see chambers inside (without doors). It has three floors but you can only visit the first one since they are still working on safety precautions. The underground city has air channels that allow oxygen to flow inside and you will see the main channel in the so called 'heart of the city', which looks like a well covered with a flattened stone with a hole in the middle that is so heavy it cannot be lifted. It was once again designed that way to prevent intruders from entering the city. Another security mechanism was in place though - perople from the city should say 'Ouii' (Ooweee) each time they walk through the passageways, which was a form of a password. If they failed to do so, they are immediately killed as they would assume that they are invaders. There is a guided tour unfortunately only in Farsi and the travel guides do not really say much about the place but perhaps you can ask an Iranian to translate for you. It is one of the best places I have visited in Iran so far as it is still very much intact and you really feel the history of the city once inside.

Date of experience: August 2016
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

Our guide, Mr. Hamid Kafeezadeh was so knowledgeable and nice to explain so much details! Truly enjoyed our trip!

Date of experience: September 2016
Thank r0xana2016
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Reviewed September 14, 2016

We visited the underground city of Nushabad in April 2016. The city is astounding. Apparently it was built so that residents could take shelter from the invading Mongol hordes. It is a monument to human ingenuity as it includes hiding places for lots of families and strategic booby traps along the paths. It must have taken incredible skill and foresight and building expertise to built such a place such a long time ago.

HIGHLY RECOMMENDEDN

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank Janev_Australia
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Reviewed September 11, 2016

It is a place worth of visiting, however I beieve they could make the pass longer. 4 km of the underground city, and just a couple of hundred meters opened for attendance - it is sad.

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank irina280
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