Tucked away in the remote northwest corner of Iran is a village where residents live as modern-day cave dweller. Today we invite you to see one of the wonders of the world, a village in the heart of the mountain and a stunning architecture that is a rare experience for every visitor. Here is KANDOVAN if you are interested of visiting this vilage, you can easily have budget tour in West of Iran
WHERE IS KANDOVAN?
Kandovan is one of the villages of the Osko ,one of the cities of the East Azerbaijan province.
Main name of this village is (Gün doğan) which has changed by the years to Kandovan.
Kandovan is also a rocky village which has been built in the rock.currently there is only three villages on the earth, built by man in the heart of the mountain
- Cappadocia village in turkey
- dakota village in USA
- KANDOVAN and MAYMAND IN IRAN
And while the other two villages are vacant, nobody lives there if in the village of Kandovan, there are 117 families .The village also has water, electricity, mosque, Supermarket، Park buffet, restaurant also has a restaurant .The reason for building this village in the rocks, refers to fear of the Mongol invasion , Which people decided to build their homes in the mountains to escape the Mongol invasion.
Location in Sahand mountain slopes has created a great climate for the village. There are plenty of greenery and lush meadows in this village and most of people ‘ jobs is agriculture and animal husbandry.
The village is located on 60 kilometers southwest of Tabriz. The village dates back to 6 to 7000 years ago. The type of rock of this village is due to the melting of the remains of the volcano, as well as the human interference in nature. Stone structures with horizontal, columnar, conical and pyramidal shapes attract tourists’ attention.The type of these shapes is volcanic ash Due to the wind, snow and rain that Change the form to the beehive.
Diameters of walls of these houses are very thin as it cools in the summer and remains warm in the winter .The village is one of the national works of Iran and it’s registered in the UNESCO World list and every year 300,000 tourists visit of this village.
WHY SHOULD WE SEE KANDOVAN VILLAGE?
1-one of the few rocky villages in the world, which Life is going on in the traditional way.
2- People who live in the heart of the mountains in these kind of houses are attractive for somebody.
3- The kind of life of Kandovan people is different from the other villages in Iran.
4- The natural and mountainous weather is the reasons for traveling to this village.
ATTRACTION & SOUVENIRS OF KANDOVAN
The weather in Kandovan is cool on May and June, so we offer you the summer has very cool and pleasant air. If you would buy souvenirs there is important souvenirs
Such as: honey, nuts, clay, medicinal plants and nuts, all the handmade of Kandovan are famous and you can visit some places for example:
1- Sightseeing and hiking in Kandovan due to rocky architecture that has remained the same for many years.
2-taking photograph of the effects of this village and its beautiful views.
3- Stay in two very beautiful and classy hotels, built like the houses in the heart of the rock, and an unrivaled experience for you.
4- Using of mineral water of Kandovan, one of the most famous and best in Iran, is recommended for the treatment of kidney diseases.
Despite the cool climate of Kandovan, its people are very warm and welcome to all tourists which visit of their villages.
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