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Rigareh Underground Water Mill

Mohammadieh, Nain, Iran
+98 939 863 6090
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clever and beautiful

I had to convince a skeptical driver to bring me there but I am glad I insisted...it is a beautiful... read more

Reviewed 28 February 2018
ariax1
Fascinating ancient engineering wonder way underground

Fascinating ancient underground water mill next to a cemetery on the outskirts of town. It was... read more

Reviewed 13 March 2017
Archaeobuff
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The ancient Rigareh--a qanat-based water mill--is located in the Mohammadieh neighbourhood.The age of this engineering masterpiece is unknown; however, some historians believe that it dates back to the pre-Islamic era. The water is supplied by the...more
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+98 939 863 6090
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Reviewed 28 February 2018

I had to convince a skeptical driver to bring me there but I am glad I insisted...it is a beautiful surprise. Not only it is a clever engineering mechanisms, but is is beautifully kept and illuminated. There are good explanations and the guide is very...More

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Reviewed 13 March 2017

Fascinating ancient underground water mill next to a cemetery on the outskirts of town. It was constructed in Sassanian times when they dug these deep qanats or canals to transport water like the Roman aqueducts but underground. This qanat fed a water mill 28 metres...More

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Reviewed 31 December 2016

Must visit. Also do look for the local tour guide who is generally close to the mosque. He is knowledgable and passionate and showed us aspects of the venue that we wouldn't otherwise see or learn about.

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Reviewed 22 July 2016 via mobile

When you visit rigareh ,you think ,how the people thinking and how they calculate angle and deep and digining ,but without any modern instruments as laser or computer helping .they used sub water power for make weat flour ,they make also some parking for animals...More

Thank reza m
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Reviewed 10 March 2016

Here you can feel the life of water under the hot desert of central Iran, a mill there, and... it is really difficult to pass the final path to the water but I highly recommend it, cuz at last you will see the mysterious cold...More

2  Thank masoudborbor
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Reviewed 2 September 2014

The ancient Rigareh—a qanat-based water mill—is located in the Mohammadieh neighbourhood. The age of this engineering masterpiece is unknown; however, some historians believe that it dates back to the pre-Islamic era. The water is supplied by the "Keykhosrow qanat " channel and the mill is...More

1  Thank Adybeig
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Reviewed 27 July 2014

Looking at the surface of a hot desert town like Nain, you may think life doesn't exist here in early afternoon time! However, under the group, a millman used to make flour for the people using the power of water. The ramp is pretty steep...More

2  Thank Rahman M
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Reviewed 25 May 2014

Very interesting to see how and where the cereal was ground; we saw the turbine, the grinding wheels, the supplying qanat and the ventilation system. It was amazing. Na’in is one of the best places in the world to see these qanats functioning. We also...More

3  Thank travelling4ever
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Reviewed 14 May 2014

When visiting the town of Nain, we were lucky to run into enthusiastic local guide Mahmoud (tel. 0939 8636090) who showed us a number of local attractions, including the underground water mill. Mahmoud explained - in excellent English - the history of this mill and...More

3  Thank Guy V
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Reviewed 9 December 2013

This underground watermill is worth a stop in Nain. The guide is very funny and explains you all the details of this site (speaks fluently English). If you are sporty enough, you can crawl through these ancient channels and feel how it must have been...More

1  Thank Raphael Z
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jill-explore
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Response from Mahmoud m | Property representative |
because that's a short visit that's not possible to leave the luggage there for more than the visit time which is normally 20 minutes to half an hour.
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