KashanThe Gemstone of Desert
Kashan is the first of the large oases along the Qom-Kerman road whichruns along the edge of the Great Desert. Its charm is therefore mainly due to the contrast between the parched immensities of the Kavir region and thegreenery of the well-tended oasis, to the lively atmosphere of this almostcompulsory halt, the restful shade of cupola- or vault - covered houses andthe coolness of gardens made even more pleasant by their water - fountains.