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living in the mountain

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Kandovan is a tourist village near Osku and Tabriz, Iran. Its fame is due to its special houses which are carved inside rocks. Some of the houses are at least 700 years old and are still being inhabited. Kandovan also has scenic beauty.The word "Kandovan" is a plural form for "kando" means bee nest; the term refers to bee-nest liken houses carved inside mountain.

another view of Kandovan village

 

تا جایی که مطالعات نشان می دهد نمونه های مشابه معماری صخره ای کندوان تنها در دو نقطه "کاپادوکیه" ترکیه و ایالت واکوتای آمریکا در سطح جهانی وجود دارد و از نظر جاری بودن زندگی در این اماکن، روستای تاریخی کندوان یک استثنا جهانی است

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Taken on June 6, 2008