Facade of the Sultan Amir Ahmad Hamam, also known as the Qasemi Bathhouse

Facade of the Sultan Amir Ahmad Hamam, also known as the Qasemi Bathhouse

A poster in the reception area of the hammam shows the map of Kashan and some of it's famous monuments

A poster in the reception area of the hammam shows the map of Kashan and some of it's famous monuments

A decorated arch in the reception area (ticket office) part of the hammam

A decorated arch in the reception area (ticket office) part of the hammam

This is a traditional Iranian bathhouse which was used by it's local populace and the travelers alike in the past

This is a traditional Iranian bathhouse which was used by it's local populace and the travelers alike in the past

Main seating area of the Sultan Ahmad Hammam - this bathhouse was constructed in the 16th century, during the Safavid period

Main seating area of the Sultan Ahmad Hammam - this bathhouse was constructed in the 16th century, during the Safavid period

Ceiling of the bathhouse with a star pattern - this hammam is few meters from the Boroujerdi House

Ceiling of the bathhouse with a star pattern - this hammam is few meters from the Boroujerdi House

Richly decorated seating area of the hammam - it was damaged in 1778 as a result of an earthquake

Richly decorated seating area of the hammam - it was damaged in 1778 as a result of an earthquake

The renovation work was carried out during the Qajar era

The renovation work was carried out during the Qajar era

This bathhouse has an area of around 1000 square meters

This bathhouse has an area of around 1000 square meters

With it's unique design and art work it is one of the main attaraction in Kashan

With it's unique design and art work it is one of the main attaraction in Kashan

One of the pillars in the Sarbineh (the dressing hall) section of the hammam

One of the pillars in the Sarbineh (the dressing hall) section of the hammam

The hammam has two main parts, Sarbineh (the dressing hall) and Garmkhaneh (the hot bathing hall)

The hammam has two main parts, Sarbineh (the dressing hall) and Garmkhaneh (the hot bathing hall)

Sarbineh is a large octagonal hall, which has an octagonal pool in the middle separated by 8 pillars from the outer section

Sarbineh is a large octagonal hall, which has an octagonal pool in the middle separated by 8 pillars from the outer section

Main pool in the Sarbineh (the dressing hall) part of the hammam

Main pool in the Sarbineh (the dressing hall) part of the hammam

This is the prayer room inside the hammam building - it offered a space for the visitors to pray which are to be performed five times a day

This is the prayer room inside the hammam building - it offered a space for the visitors to pray which are to be performed five times a day

This is is the Lung Shoi( the bathing garment) section of the hammam

This is is the Lung Shoi( the bathing garment) section of the hammam

Here visitors will dump their Lungi (a grament worn below waistline) before moving to the main part of the hammam

Here visitors will dump their Lungi (a grament worn below waistline) before moving to the main part of the hammam

This beautiful corridor leads to the second part of the hammam

This beautiful corridor leads to the second part of the hammam

This is the Garmkhaneh (the hot bathing hall) of the hammam

This is the Garmkhaneh (the hot bathing hall) of the hammam

There are four pillars in Garmkhaneh, which make smaller bathing rooms

There are four pillars in Garmkhaneh, which make smaller bathing rooms

This small tap would bring heated water to this section of the bathhouse

This small tap would bring heated water to this section of the bathhouse

Pipes seen under the tiled floor of the Sultan Amir Ahmad Hammam

Pipes seen under the tiled floor of the Sultan Amir Ahmad Hammam

A view of the Garmkhaneh of the hammam, this hot water room offers space and beauty to its visitors

A view of the Garmkhaneh of the hammam, this hot water room offers space and beauty to its visitors

Khazineh (final bathing room) in the middle

Khazineh (final bathing room) in the middle

This section of the hammam was used to heat the water

This section of the hammam was used to heat the water

There were many skylights in the hammam which were offering plenty of natural light in the building

There were many skylights in the hammam which were offering plenty of natural light in the building

This beautiful monument shows that it is also a victim of graffiti

This beautiful monument shows that it is also a victim of graffiti

This section is divided into two parts - it was used to shave the groin area

This section is divided into two parts - it was used to shave the groin area

A beautiful corridor leads out from the rear section of the hammam

A beautiful corridor leads out from the rear section of the hammam

This room (closed) was used by a barber in order to cater for its visitors

This room (closed) was used by a barber in order to cater for its visitors

On top of this photo, there are some rough marks - they seemed to be from the older parts of the hammam

On top of this photo, there are some rough marks - they seemed to be from the older parts of the hammam

The interior of the hammam is decorated with glazed  tilework and plasterwork

The interior of the hammam is decorated with glazed tilework and plasterwork

The Dressing Hall is decorated with turquoise and gold tilework, plasterwork and the paintings

The Dressing Hall is decorated with turquoise and gold tilework, plasterwork and the paintings

Ceiling of the Sultan Amir Ahmad Hammam with a skylight window in the background

Ceiling of the Sultan Amir Ahmad Hammam with a skylight window in the background

The roof of the bathhouse is made of multiple domes which are covered with glass to allow natural light in the building

The roof of the bathhouse is made of multiple domes which are covered with glass to allow natural light in the building

These convex glasses to provide sufficient lighting to the bathhouse but it blocks the view from outside

These convex glasses to provide sufficient lighting to the bathhouse but it blocks the view from outside

Chimneys and domes of the hammam - the roof of the Sultan Amir Ahmad Hammam offers breathtaking views of Kashan

Chimneys and domes of the hammam - the roof of the Sultan Amir Ahmad Hammam offers breathtaking views of Kashan

View of Kashan from the rooftop - in the middle of this photo a baadgheer (wind catcher) can be seen

View of Kashan from the rooftop - in the middle of this photo a baadgheer (wind catcher) can be seen

A water wheel on the roof of hammam - two handles on each side were used to roll and then fetch water from the reservoir below

A water wheel on the roof of hammam - two handles on each side were used to roll and then fetch water from the reservoir below

Then this water was channeled to different parts of the hammam

Then this water was channeled to different parts of the hammam

A small water wheel beside the main one - probably this was used when less water was required or less manpower was available

A small water wheel beside the main one - probably this was used when less water was required or less manpower was available