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Kandovan is an extraordinary ancient village in the province of East Azarbaijan, near the city of Tabriz, Iran. With its at least 800 years existence, this remarkable place is inhabited by 670 people and offers scenic beauty for its travelers.

With homes carved inside rocks, some of them 700 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.

this is a place where houses are not built on a mountain, but within a mountain. 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. This is why most of the inhabitants here do not use heaters or air conditioning systems.

The intriguing architecture of this village seems to defy all rules and travelers are usually fascinated by its incredible slopes and irreverent paths. Recently a hotel was built, inspired by and connected to the “style” of the village. The “Rocky Hotel” features beautiful cave interiors with very comfortable living spaces. What we found interesting is that it takes ten months for four people to dig a room .

کندوان یکی از روستاهای استان آذربایجان شرقی است که در دهستان سهند بخش مرکزی شهرستان اسکو واقع شده‌است. این روستا دارای جاذبه‌های گردشگری فراوانی‌است که به‌دلیل شکل خانه‌های آن که به‌مانند کندوی عسل در دل کوه کنده شده‌اند است. عسل از مهم‌ترین سوغات این روستا است. کندوان یکی از سه روستای صخره‌ای جهان است که این موجب جذابیت بی‌نظیر آن شده‌است. معماری روستای کندوان و جاری بودن زندگی مردم در قالب بافت قدیمی آن یک استثنا در دنیا به حساب می‌آید. چرا که دیگر در ترکیه و آمریکا کسی در کاپادوکیه و داکوتا زندگی نمی‌کند. کندوان روستایی است بنا شده در صخره و تنها سازه این دهکده را سنگ‌ها تشکیل می‌دهند. خانه‌ها هرمی شکل هستند و برای دام‌ها نیز حفره‌هایی در سنگ‌ها بنا شده‌است. کندوان منطقه‌ای ییلاقی از رشته کوه‌های سهند است که مراتع سرسبزش عشایر زیادی را به آن جا می‌کشاند. چشمه آب معدنی کندوان نیز یکی از جاذبه‌های این روستای ۶ هزار ساله محسوب می‌شود. آب این چشمه با کمترین درصد سنگینی برای درمان بیماری‌های کلیوی بسیار مفید است

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Comments (293)

Moni Quayle on July 10, 2014

Very beautiful place and fantastic view! Wonderful photo Like&fav! Also thank you for your visit Greetings, moni

lurdesa_ on July 15, 2014

Stunning view ,is very impressive !!!- L+F


Pepe Balsas on July 25, 2014


Excelente fotografía de este curioso lugar.

Like 261

Saludos cordiales.

jlcabaço (TravelJLC.… on July 27, 2014

Admirável fotografia gosto҉.

Perfeito trabalho.

Saudações de Portugal! jlc

Filip Jurovatý on August 23, 2014

Beautiful picture.


Friendly greetings from Slovakia, Filip.

Dirk V on September 13, 2014

Beautiful Picture!

☆︎☆ LIKE ☆☆︎

Friendly greetings from Belgium, Dirk

Marek Stanek on November 17, 2014

Nice composition! F-147

Greetings from Poland, Marek

my best photos

Moorteufel 2 on November 24, 2014

A very interesting view!

F 148 / L 265 ... best wishes!

drku on November 25, 2014

für diese reizvolle Szene, gern noch das FAV 149

viele Grüße Klaus

Ijaz Ahmad Mughal on November 25, 2014

Wonderful place and photo. fantastic colours+++ LIKE & FAVORITE :))) .Best greetings from Ijaz Ahmad

**omidka&Arman** on November 27

Thanks a lot all for your nice comments LIKE &♥YS♥

✿ ❀ ✾ ✿ ❀♥傘با آرزوی موفقیت 傘♥❀ ✿ ✾ ❀ ✿

Đoka Ćutak on November 28

Veoma lep kadar. F/L. Pozdrav iz Srbije, Đorđe

62 Casa (CAMERON) on November 28

Beautiful.  Like+favorite.

That's very nice.

Thank you for a visit in my gallery.

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Photo taken in East Azerbaijan, Kandovan, Continue o Kandovan Rd.2، Kandovan Ancient Rocky Village, Iran

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  • Uploaded on August 7, 2013
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    by **omidka&Arman**
    • Taken on 2013/07/25 19:53:20
    • Exposure: 0.004s (1/250)
    • Focal Length: 5.60mm
    • F/Stop: f/2.800
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • No flash