kandovan village

kandovan

Kandovan is an extraordinary ancient village and very gorgeous natural beauty with a stunning view which is among the unique tourist attractions for its architectural design. This remarkable place is inhabited by 670 people and offers scenic beauty for its travelers. Located within 30 kilometers of Osku, a township of  many orchards and vineyards, the village offers a magnificent  spot for people of neighboring towns and even foreign tourists. The houses are literally holes in the steep rocks down the hill tops, with the depth of the holes in the pyramid-shape hills reaching 30-40 meters in some parts. The intriguing architecture of this village seems to defy all rules and travelers are usually fascinated by its incredible slopes and irreverent paths. A number of studies suggest that these houses are over 600 years old (since 14th century), while other studies trace their origin to pre-Islamic Iran.  With homes carved inside rocks, some of them 600 years old, the Kandovan village is said to have been partially formed by volcanic remains from a strong Mount Sahand eruptions hundreds of years ago. Another interesting aspect is the fact that the rock acts as an energy efficient material, keeping the house cool during summer and warm during winter. Laleh Rocky Hotel is also a great accommodation if you are going to stay in Kandovan over-night. The hotel is built with similar style and it will give the impression of living in cave cities to guests.

kandovan

Hile var village related to Ilkhani era and is located in Oscu town , Central part of Hile var. this villages have been buried in the mountains. The village is hidden underground. The small houses are carved in a large rock quite under the ground.