Iranian Village Kandovan in the Rock
Kandovan is a tourist village in the province of East Azarbaijan, near Osku and Tabriz, Iran. Its fame is due to its troglodyte dwellings. Some of the houses are at least 700 years old and are still inhabited. Kandovan is also known for its scenic beauty. A popular resort, it offers hotels and restaurants to serve tourists. Its mineral water is also popular with visitors and is believed to be a cure for kidney disease.
We recently told you about the Portuguese village of boulders. Locality, which is located in Iran, even more interesting. Here are situated right at home in natural formations. Moreover, some of them up to 700 years.
Despite the fact that in the village of a thousand people, every day it is visited by hundreds of tourists. Kandovan translated means "bee hive". According to legend, the first settlers came here to escape the invasion of Mongol-Tatar yoke. They dug caves in the volcanic rock of the volcano Sahand, where he settled down with time. Naturally, the niches in the rocks is not enough to live a full family, so many homes have stone addition. However, the integrity of the pristine and preserved.