Kandovan village is no doubt excellent and astounding of its kind, one of the three rocky villages in the world.
Kandovan village is no doubt excellent and astounding of its kind, one of the three rocky villages in the world. This village is an astounding instance of manmade cliff dwelling which is still inhabited and that is why made it special. It is located within 30 kilometers of Osku, inside Sahand Mountain. The intriguing architecture of this village defies all rules and visitors are usually fascinated by its amazing slopes and irreverent paths.
This is a place where houses are not built on a mountain, but within a mountain and they are Like Bee Hives. Another interesting thing is that the rock acts as an energy efficient material, keeping the house cool during summer and warm during winter. As a result, most of the inhabitants here do not need to use heaters or air conditioning systems. The houses are actually holes in the steep rocks down the hilltops, with the depth of the holes in the pyramid-shape hills reaching 30-40 meters in some parts.
There are lots of traditional handicrafts in the village such as beautiful Kilims, and colorful scarves that are being sold by women.
The beautiful spas of the village are an excellent place for patients with renal problems to enjoy a natural therapeutic experience. Besides, the silence and tranquility of the mountains with pleasant weather and clean air made this place relaxing. The other special features of this village are a green valley, tasty mineral water, pleasant dairies, and natural honey.