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History walks in Fin Int’l Garden Museum

Fin Int’l Garden Museum in Kashan hosts a tangible walk in history.

Located in Kashan, Iran, Fin International Garden Museum is a historical Persian garden.

The garden is regarded as one of the most beautiful ones of its type. It has been reported that it is the oldest surviving Persian garden in Iran.

Reflecting its location and sacred symbolism, Fin Garden is a masterpiece combining natural and man-made elements.

Designed for Shah Abbas I in the 16th century, the delightful garden with its symmetrical proportions, old cedars, spring-fed pools and fountains is renowned as being the very epitome of the Persian garden and its evocation of heaven.

It enjoys astonishing architectural features and a water pumping system which carries water all across the garden without any electricity or external power.

Given its influence in the planning of gardens as far afield as India and Spain, Fin Garden, which lies in the suburb of Fin, 9km southwest of central Kashan, has justly earned a place on the UNESCO World Heritage list since 2011.

In contrast to the arid location, the garden flows with crystal-clear warm water channeled from a natural spring through a series of turquoise-tiled pools and fountains and continuing along the main road.

The evergreen trees inside the garden are up to 500 years old, and the profusion of complementary deciduous trees contributes to a garden that works to please year-round.

As for the planting, each of the parterres have avenues lined with cypress and plane trees, with varieties of almond, apple, cherry, and plum trees planted as well.

The garden is teamed with Lilies, eglantine, rosebushes, jasmine, amaranth, gillyflower, narcissus, violets, and tulips.

The highlights of the garden are two pavilions, a two-storey pool house with water running through the middle of the ground floor, and a recreational pavilion at the backyard of the garden.

Built in the later Qajar period, the delightful building sports an elaborate painted dome of outdoor vignettes.

In the adjoining rooms, stalactite ceilings and colored glass windows play a role in keeping visitors content with blue, white and green glass chosen to be cool and soothing and to make the room look bigger; in contrast, red, orange and yellow glass has the opposite effect, making the room seem warmer in winter.

Interestingly, red and blue combined apparently confuses insects and wards off mosquitoes.

The garden is also a home to Fin Bath, where the Qajar chancellor Mirza Taqi Khan, more commonly known as Amir Kabir, was murdered by an assassin sent by King Nasereddin Shah in 1852.

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