Fin Garden and Bathhose
Situated in a land of 2.3 hectares, the garden consists of a main yard surrounded by ramparts with four circular towers. It was completed in 1590 to be one of the largest Iranain gardens. The cypress trees inside the garden are watered through a spring on a hillside behind the garden. It also contains Kashan's Fin Bath, in which Amir Kabir, the Qajarid chancellor, was murdered by an assassin sent by King Nasereddin Shah in 1852.
Reflecting a combination of the architectural features of the Safavid, Zandiyeh and Qajar periods, Fin Garden was registered in the UNESCO’s World Heritage Site in 2012 and is now one of the nine world heritage Persian gardens.
Whilst on the outskirts of Kashan, this garden is well worth the visit for many reasons. First among these are the water features, designed and built in the Sefevid era, and still working cleverly from the natural qanat water supply and gravity. The complex includes a bathhouse (or 2 actually, large and small, joined to one another) where the prime minister of Iran under the weak Nasar al-din Shah, was made to commit suicide in 1852 at the instance of the Shah's mother, thus killing off real economic and social reforms in Iran.