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Rigareh Underground Water Mill

Mohammadieh, Nain, Iran
+98 939 863 6090
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I enjoyed the day tour of the Rigareh Watermill and the Mohamedieh Caves with Mohamed of Nain as he... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
angeldare88
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Singapore, Singapore
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Excellent nice waremill for tourist .new experience

I go there it is so nice my familier they are from naein but we live in esfahan if you com as... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
edehghan1130
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Esfahan, Iran
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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 Keykhosrow qanat channel and the mill is placed almost 28 m underground. The access corridor to the mill is about 133 m long.A qanat channel crosses 12 m above the mill and fills the huge 8 m diameter water tank. When enough pressure is provided, the water is released and rotates the turbine. The waste water flows out along the channel and joins the main qanat channel with a gradual slope 12 m further down. This is the only place in the country where visitors can get inside a living flowing Qanat accessible through a 12 m corridor.Since the advent of electricity to grind the wheat and barley, this water mill has become a part of history.
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“Review of Desert Tour with Mohamed Nain”
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“Excellent nice waremill for tourist .new experience”
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Mohammadieh, Nain, Iran
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+98 939 863 6090
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

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

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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

1  Thank Archaeobuff
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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.

1  Thank AryanaToronto
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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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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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