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Small CAPADOKIA in Iran - Kandovan Village
If you are fond of wonderful villages and stunning rural areas, you壇 better not miss visiting Kandovan village. This village which is a part of Osku County, almost 60km (37miles) away from Tabriz is at the foot of Sahand Mountain. What is different about Kandovan is its peculiar landscape with hand-made cliff dwellings very similar to Cappadocia in Turkey. This village has been shaped like a big termite colony made due to the accumulation of volcanic debris of Shahnd Mountain (now dormant). The locals call the village Karan believing that it was built around 700 years ago to shelter against the Mongol invasion. During centuries, the residents have developed their cliff dwellings and have added sitting rooms, terraces, barns and so forth.
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