Discover some of the most beautiful exotic villages in Iran, where you can have a break from the busy hustle and bustle of the city, relax and explore.
Abyaneh –The red village of Iran
Abyaneh is one of the most unique villages in Iran (and the oldest). Near Kashan, situated on the north-western slope of Mount Karkas, this ancient village is a living museum.
Abyaneh or Viona is perfectly preserved for its cultural heritage, traditions, and unique beauty despite centuries of changing rules, dynasties, and kingdoms in Persia.
Where is Abyaneh in Iran?
This picturesque village is surrounded by mountains and guarded by three forts that have been long abandoned. If you know your way around, you’ll be able to walk towards the fort and see the spectacular panorama of the village with its magnificent mountain backdrop. To visit this amazing village and traditional clothes of its people, check these itineraries.
Kandovan- Living In The Mountains
What to do in Kandovan?
Kandovan is an extraordinary wonderful & ancient village near the Tabriz. It has been around for approximately 800 years and currently inhabits around 670 people, offering its scenic beauty to travelers.
With homes exceptionally 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. Now, this is an experience worth having.
This architecture is only three countries in the world. Kandovan, Iran – Cappadocia, Turkey and Dakota, America!
Filband- The Magic Location On The Clouds
How is the weather of Filband?
This is an unbelievably beautiful village. With an altitude of more than 2300 meters above the sea, Filband has gained fame as the roof of Mazandaran.
Here, you’ll normally find the village covered with white, fluffy clouds and much cooler temperatures than other parts of IranIts better to visit there in summer. Due to its altitude and special climate conditions, Filband is known as the village above the clouds and a wonderful destination for adventures seek unique natural landscapes.
Meymand- Rocky Village
What is Unesco world heritage site villages of Iran?
The village of Maymand is an official UNESCO World Heritage Site. This is one of the most exceptional living complexes that has ever been formed.
Maymand is located amid gardens laid out along the banks of a network of seasonal rivers which cross the area from north to south. It is a rocky village, and its houses are dug in the rocks. This village dates back to twelve thousand years ago!
With endless gardens and naturally-planted ravines, you’ll have plenty of photo opportunities!
Masouleh- Stepped Village
Where are rooftop villages?
More than a thousand meters above sea level on the slopes of the Alborz mountain range in Gilan sits a remarkable village dating back to 1006 AD.
Bustling with life, the unique ochre-brown structures of Masuleh follow the slope of the mountain on which the village nestles. This structure gives the village its most unusual quality: the roofs. Google it, and you’ll see what we mean!
This is a place where nature, architecture, and community intertwine. The village is built not by trained architects, but by the inhabitants themselves. It is a beautiful display of clever sensitivity towards the environment, climate, materials, and local needs and traditions.
Sar Aqa Seyyed, in the center of Iran, is another village of this architecture. The houses of this village are interconnected in a chain, and an absolute continuity dominates them. The interesting general point of the village is because of the Imamzadeh whose tomb is located at the bottom of the town.
This village is called Sar Aqa Seyyed because it was built as a complex of steps on top of this Imamzadeh.
Hajij is another beautiful stepped village in Iran which is located in the mountains. In this village, all houses are made of stone, and even one brick was not used in their construction.
The profession of most inhabitants of this village is sewing high-quality Giveh so if you go there, buy a pair of high-quality Giveh.
Other villeges in Iran with Stepped architecture are:
Palangan In Kurdestan,Bojan In Neyshabour, Ushatabin in Jolfa,Uraman in Kurdestan, Kang in Mashhad,Esphidan & Roin villages in Bojnord, Zanozagh in Marand, Ghozlo in Zanjan.
Taleghan- Trekking Destination
How is adventure & nature in Taleghan?
The entire village of Taleghan comprises attractive 76 smaller villages, so there’s plenty for you to explore! Once you’ve made it to the top of the peak, you’ll find a beautiful clear blue lake (created from a dam) and breathtaking views.
Spring is a wonderful time of year to visit Taleghan when nature seems to smile down onto the valleys. Here you have nature, trekking, and fresh air among this wondrous cluster of villages for all to see.
One of strange villages of Iran is Ista and located in Taleghan.