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Off to the village of Abyaneh

Today we were back on the bus to our next destination. Along the way we traveled through more mountain passes and desert areas before stopping in the town of Natanz. In Natanz our guide had arranged a lovely picnic at a local park for us to enjoy. As the chicken wing kebabs were being grilled we took the opportunity to explore the park. The chicken wings were served along grilled tomatoes and chili peppers, Iranian bread, and a yogurt dip. Delicious!
We then boarded the bus to visit Sheikl Abolsamad Mosque, though we did not go inside. Near the Mosque were the remains of a 3rd century Fire Temple.
The area surrounding Natanz is well known for its pomegranate orchards and saffron fields.
We continued our bus ride up into the hills north of Natanz to one of the oldest village in all of Iran called Abyaneh. The village is located on a hillside and the buildings are all made out of a red clay, which are suppose to be warm in winter and cool in summer. The local women still wear their traditional costume, which is a long white scarf with a flower pattern on it, that covers their shoulders and torso. Once we settled into our hotel rooms we ventured into the townsite of Abyaneh. It was nice to walk through the endless twisting alleys of this ancient village.

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Our picnic
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Exploring the park
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Exploring the park
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Sheikl Abolsamad Mosque
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Fire Temple
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Locals in Abyaneh
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View from Abyaneh
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Walking through Abyaneh
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View of Abyaneh

Posted by Jimpat 09:59

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