Abyaneh

Located 40 km northwest of Natanz Town, in Isfahan province, on the slopes of Karkas Mountain, exists a village called Abyaneh. This village should be considered one of the most exceptional villages in Iran due to the validity of its monuments. The magnificent native landscape of Abyaneh Village, is among the unique and rare examples of Isfahan landmarks, and spectacular spots in Iran.

Abyaneh is a scenic spot that has a favorable natural location as well as a 4000-year-old history. During the Safavid period, when the Safavid kings went to Natanz for a summer vacation, many of their close relatives and courtiers preferred to stay in Abyaneh. In other words, it was the summer resort of the Safavid era. The number of houses in the village of Abyaneh is estimated to be 500 units. Most houses are in a cubic form with wooden doors and windows and are stacked on each other. The old buildings of the village are covered with ochre. This ochre has the potential to get tighter when it rains.

Best season to travel to Abyaneh, is spring and summer. Of course, autumn and winter also have their own beauty and audience. The main job of the residents which is managed by traditional methods is, agriculture, gardening and animal husbandry. Most women work with men in their economic affairs. However, in the past, weaving Giveh was considered one of the most expensive jobs for women but not anymore.

Wearing traditional clothes is still popular amongst the people of the village, and they have a very special emphasis on it. Men wear long and loose pants made of a black cloth and women wear a large dress with colorful fabrics. In addition, Abyaneh women usually wear white traditional bandanas.

This beautiful village boasts some ancient spots such as the Harpak Fire Temple which is the oldest historical monument in Abyaneh. It also has 11 mosques and among them, Jame Mosque, Barzaleh Mosque, and the Hajatgah Mosque are the most well-known. Abyane has 3 castles too, Pal Hamoone which belongs to the upper neighborhood, Herdeh, and Paleh which belongs to the bridge’s neighborhood.