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One of the few chances to visit a water mill

Visited in Jan 2019. We stopped to visit Nain on our way to Kashan. The water mill is very... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
GiselleIsabel
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London, United Kingdom
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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 5 August 2018
angeldare88
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Singapore, Singapore
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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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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Date of experience: January 2019
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Reviewed 5 August 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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Reviewed 18 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
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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

Date of experience: February 2018
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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

Date of experience: September 2016
1  Thank Archaeobuff
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.

Date of experience: January 2016
1  Thank AryanaToronto
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

Date of experience: July 2016
Thank reza m
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

Date of experience: February 2016
2  Thank masoudborbor
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

Date of experience: August 2014
1  Thank Adybeig
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

Date of experience: October 2013
2  Thank Rahman M
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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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