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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
Visited in Jan 2019. We stopped to visit Nain on our way to Kashan. The water mill is very interesting and you can actually get quite deep inside until you find the water and the Qanat. You will go in very narrow tunnels so if...More
I enjoyed the day tour of the Rigareh Watermill and the Mohamedieh Caves with Mohamed of Nain as he was very informative and knowledgeable. This continued into a desert tour of the dunes into the night where a galaxy of stars appeared. The most unforgettable...More
I go there it is so nice my familier they are from naein but we live in esfahan if you com as tourist i tell sth ghey understand about this place 14 years ago i take some your for tourist they want to go from...More
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
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
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.
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
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
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
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