Kashan, located at an altitude of 1,600 m. above sea level, is one of the main cities of Isfahan province. It is 240 km. to the south of Tehran and 220 km. to the north of Isfahan and can be reached via a first-class highway, national road, or railway from Tehran and Isfahan. Kashan is a beautiful large oasis town on the western edge of the Great Desert Kavir.Kashan is poor in flora and fauna. The most typical plants are bushes and shrubs spreading over the steppes, but the landscape becomes richer with increased elevation.