Amin Ad-Doleh Caravanserai

Timche Amin-Al-Doleh, Bazaar of Kashan
Timche Amin-Al-Doleh, Bazaar of Kashan

Amin Ad-Doleh Caravanserai (Persian: Timche-Aminoddole) is an old caravansarai in the Bazaar of Kashan belonging to the Qajar dynasty made during 1863 and 1867. The master Ali Maryam Kashani was the architecture of this glamorous splendid feat.

Timche Amin ol-dolleh Kashan, Honeycomb Structure ceiling
Timche Amin Al-Doleh Kashan, Honeycomb Structure ceiling

A Timche is known as a covered Caravanserai. The architecture is a masterpiece in art and Symmetrical honeycomb tilework and brickwork is apparently impressive.

Timche Amin ol-dolleh Kashan, Honeycomb Structure ceiling
 Amin Al-Doleh Caravanserai with Honeycomb Structure

The Kashan Bazaar has been a significant point along the Silk Road.

Timche Amin Al-Doleh, Kashan
Timche Amin Al-Doleh, Kashan

 

Sheshnav Mosque, Tafresh

Sheshnav Mosque Tafresh, in Fam Quarter
Sheshnav Mosque Tafresh, in Fam Quarter

Sheshnav Mosque is among the historical mosques in central Iran, back to Seljuk era located in the centre of the town Tafresh. The main Qanat of the town opens in the mosque’s courtyard and the water is divided into six equal parts with six vessels, supplied the water of six different districts (Sheshnav literally means six vessels).

Sheshnav Mosque, Tafresh
Sheshnav Mosque, Tafresh
Plane Tree, Sheshnav Mosque, Tafresh
Plane Tree, Sheshnav Mosque, Tafresh

There is an old brickwork minaret, nearly 20 metres high and 3 metres in diameters. Its roof was used for fire lit, like a big torch, where people could find their way to the town during the nights.

Sheshnav Mosque Minaret
Sheshnav Mosque Minaret
Sheshnav Mosque Dome
Sheshnav Mosque Dome