If you look this one up in a guidebook, it’ll most likely say it’s one of the best things to do in Kashan. But you know what? We don’t agree.
Sure, Bagh-e Fin or the Fin Garden has everything a traditional Persian garden should have. You know, water fountains, a few pavilions, century-old trees, that sort of stuff. In fact, the guys over at the Unesco World Heritage office have even put it on their little list.
This is all very neat, but here’s the thing: by the time you get to Kashan, you’ll have seen a garden or ten already. Don’t get us wrong, we’re all about seeing cool stuff, but the wow factor on fountains drastically decreases over time.
Anyways, if you have a few coins to spare, go for it. There’s potential for a few Instagram smash hits in there, so do remember your camera. Oh, and also check out the hammam section! Back in the 19th century, a famous Iranian politician called Amir Kabir was murdered in here by the shah’s men. Today, the spot is a bit of a crowd-puller and many Iranians come here to take selfies in front of the mannequins reenacting the scene. When in Rome, as they say. Entry cost: 200,000 rial ($6).
Further reading: 82 Things To Know Before You Go To Iran