Underground City of Nooshabad to Open Up to Public in Norouz
After about three years, tourists waiting to see
the underground city of Nooshabad can visit this historic sity during Norouz
(Persian New Year) Holidays.
Noushabad Underground City
Tehran, 11 March 2007 (CHN) -- After
three seasons of archeological studies, the underground city of Nooshabad will
be open to the public during Norouz (Persian New Year) Holidays, starting from
Announcing this news, Ansarifar, secretary of
Nooshabad’s Association of Cultural Heritage Supporters, told CHN: “This
underground city is constructed in three stories and will open up to tourists by
the end of the current season of excavations.” He also said that several parts
of this underground city have now been made ready to host for Norouz
The underground city of Nooshabad is one of the
wonders of Nooshabad and dates back to the Islamic period (651 AD onward).
Archeologists working at this underground city have found a number of rooms and
corridors at a depth of 13 meters (40 feet) below the ground.
According to Ansarifar, some facilities such as a
teahouse in the first floor of this underground city have been prepared to
welcome visitors and tour guides will be stationed at Nooshabad to explain some
historic facts about this stunning underground city.
Tourists will enter from one of the entrances and
after visiting the lower floors, use the water reservoirs to exit.
Nooshabad is situated 8 kilometers far from Kashan,
260 kilometers south of Tehran.
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