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    Kashan - Historical Fin Garden

    Overview:

    • Price: 6 $
    • Best Time to Visit: Spring
    • Working Hours: 7:30 am to 6:30 pm
    • How to get there: Fin Garden is at the end of Amir Kabir Rd, which can be reached by a shuttle taxi from Kamal al-Molk Sq or by a charter taxi. Alternatively, you can hop on the green bus that travels from the corner of Ayatollah Kashani and Baba Afzal Sts in central Kashan with a pre-purchased card from the bus terminal.
    • Plan Your Visit: one or two hours

     Fin Garden, which lies in the suburb of Fin village , 9 km southwest of central Kashan, has justly earned a place on the Unesco World Heritage list. Fin Garden is one of the most historically significant examples of garden and garden architecture in Iran as it is a complex combining the architectural features of Safavid (1501-1722), Zand (1750–1794) and Qajar (1785–1925) periods. It is believed that the garden’s name comes from the ancient Persian word ‘Pin,’ meaning ending as the area the garden is located was the ending point of the city. 

    Locals often refer to this garden as the ‘King’s Garden,’ due to its vastness.  Like many other notable Persian gardens of the Safavid era, Fin Garden, was originally designed for Shah Abbas I (1571-1629), to offer him a Persian perspective of paradise.

    Locals believe Solomon the prophet created the 7,000-years-old Soleimanieh Spring as a miracle and that the water of this spring has healing properties.

    The Garden architecture:  The garden's circulating pools, canals lined with blue-green tiles, and fountains have been craftily constructed to operate without the need for mechanical pumps. The nearby Soleimanieh Spring combined with a brilliantly designed underground water management system (the Qanat), provides an abundant supply of water, which flows into several pools used for watering the garden's extensive orchards containing some 579 cypress and 11 plane trees. 

    The main courtyard, the most important feature of the garden, is surrounded by four ramparts and towers and spans an area encompassing 1.7 hectares of the 2.3-hectare garden. A central passage in the main courtyard connects the Sardar khaneh (loft) at the front of the garden to the Shahneshin (alcove) at the end of the garden. 

    Here, there are beautiful paintings and an inscription worked with plaster in the 'nastaliq' script. 

     

     

    Notes & Recommendations:

     Kashan National Museum is located in this garden as well.

     Two baths  are located in the southern part of Fin Garden.

    On the way to the garden don’t miss the Fin garden teahouse which is located near the source of the spring, the teahouse speciality is Kashan barley soup in winter and rose-water ice cream in summer.

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    Patrimonito

    This workshop is designed according to the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme in order to give young people a chance to voice their concerns and to become involved in the protection of our common cultural and natural heritage. It seeks to encourage and enable tomorrow’s decision-makers to participate in heritage conservation and to respond to the continuing threats facing our World Heritage. The idea of involving young people in World Heritage preservation and promotion came as a response to Article 27 of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention). Furthermore, Patrimonito means 'small heritage' in Spanish and the character represents a young heritage guardian. Patrimonito has been widely adopted as the international mascot of the World Heritage Education Programme.
    Date: 29th December
    Number of trainees: 7
    Duration: 3 hours

    The workshop of "Patrimonito" was held on 29th of December. Participants arrived around 10:30 and they were welcomed by hot chocolate and Persian cup cakes. After a little introduction by trainers and trainees, the process started by making two groups and letting them choose a name for their group, each group was accompanied by a mentor then each group was given some images of world heritage sites in Iran and some descriptions, each group was asked to match images and descriptions, the mentor was guiding them throughout the activity. All trainees were participating actively and trying to remember their experiences about their travels to these places. When they were done with the activity, the mentors started giving the answers and a brief explanation about each site; mentors were using trainees’ ideas and experiences to complete their tasks.

    Shortly after that, the second part started which was a presentation done by two of mentors. The aim of this presentation was to define the value of these world heritage sites and duties of each person as a "Patrimonito", and what happens if there is no "Patrimonito" and nobody cares about our tangible or intangible heritage. In this part trainees started questioning and understanding the whole concept of being a "Patrimonito", they also added their own suggestions on how to protect our heritage and by the end of this part, they were completely aware about their role as a "Patrimonito".
    Now it was a best time to have a short break, during the break trainees were introduced to some of intangible heritages as they were served by traditional food and snacks and even they way of serving was according to traditions and everyone had this opportunity to discuss about intangible heritage while enjoying some traditional food and snacks.
    When the break was done, everyone was asked to choose a heritage either tangible or intangible and they had to introduce their chosen heritage to a tourist by making a postcard using what they have learnt. They were given all of necessary tools such as color papers, color pencils, glue, scissors, images of heritage and a mentor was with them in order to help them completing the task.

    When they were done, they handed out their postcards and with the mentors they sat together and spent a few minutes asking and answering about what they have learnt. Then they were told to say their vows for protecting their heritage and caring about it, the mentor said the vow and the trainees repeated after her and they officially became a "Patrimonito".

    The last but the best part was when they were given the certificates, and they were told that since they are aware of the value of the heritage and they know how to protect it, they are chosen as "Patrimonito" and they should continue their mission by introducing the value of heritage to others. They were granted certificates and labels and the workshop of "Patrimonito" was finished by taking some memorial photos.