Also known as: Mud village of Abyaneh

The historical village is a must see in central Iran. The history of the village dates back to 1500 years ago. It contains some ancient works from Sassanid period until present time.

Zoroastrian Legacy

The fire temple of "Herpak"is one of the ancient sites in the village. It is a legacy of the Zoroastrian origin of the people of Abyaneh who resisted conversion to Islam throughout the ages. On top of the village sits the ruins of a Sassanid era fort. A Chief mosque with a unique mihrab (prayer niche) from Seljuq period (11th century) as well as several castles and Imamzadehs (the shrine of decedents of Shiite Imams) are among the historical sites in the village.

Live Ancient Culture

Abyaneh is seen as one of the oldest villages in Iran. What makes it unique, is the live ancient culture as well as its architecture. In this village, houses characterized with reddish hue, are harmonious with climate and mountainous land. It is located on the slope of Karkas Mountain. Here, the roofs of some houses serve as the courtyard for the others higher up on the slope.

Ancient Experience

Abyaneh is also seen as an entrance to the Iranian history. You can transcend the boundaries of time and place and experience the ancient culture of Persia. Residents of Abyaneh still wear their traditional clothing as they are deeply committed to honoring their traditions. The language spoken by the literate people of Abyaneh is Parthian Pahlavi, the language of state of the Parthian Empire (248 BC – 224 AD).

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