Kandovan Village

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Kandovan Village



The rocky village of Kandovan is the flagship of the East Azarbaijan tourism and is the only rocky village in the world that continues to live, and its people live in old houses. Kandovan was formed about 7 centuries ago by piercing shapely shapes that were the result of the eruption of an old volcano. Nowadays this village is one of the most prosperous and beautiful tourist attractions in the East Azarbaijan with its 5-star hotel and the National Heritage List. This village is located in the southwest of Tabriz, on the beautiful Sahand slopes, and is the best example of the 3 rocky villages in the world.


Thousands of years ago, the Sahand volcano erupted. He crumbled and boiled and threw the melt into the ground. The melt material was cooled and passed through the form of solid conical stitches. At the time of the Mongol invasion of Iran, a group of people moved around to these cone-shaped shapes, called Border. They shaved the cone boundaries and sheltered it, so that on the slopes of Mount Sahand, a unique, beautiful and beautiful village was born.

The boundaries gradually evolved. The dwellers of the village dug a chamber under each belt to hold the livestock, and at the top they also shaved a warehouse for household food. Ground floor also became a place of life. Houses were created without the use of any materials and only with the help of the shaving of the cone.

Call the village Kandovan. Because the houses of its inhabitants look like a hive like a hole. In the world, there are only 3 rocky villages that are the most unique of them. Because life is still there, and 117 households live in their rock houses. The village is on a steep slope, and narrow sloping alleys connect it to different parts. The village has a mill, a mosque, a school and a bathroom, all of which is the result of scratching the cone athletic masses.

The traditional village texture and the amazing way of making it, the lifestyle of the Kandovan indigenous people, as well as the existence of a medicinal mineral spring, is one of the reasons attracting tourists to Kandovan. Also, the 5-star Tulip Hotel, which is home to Kandovan in the heart of the rocks and offers great facilities and amenities, has led tourists more than anywhere else in the world.

geographical location

East Azarbaijan Province – Sko County – Tourist Village and Kandovan Rock

access routes

In Iran, from all provinces of the province, including Tabriz to the surrounding towns, there are daily commute buses. Go to Terminals Tabriz and buy Oslo for a ticket. Once you reach your destination, take a taxi to your horseshoe.

From Tabriz to Kandovan is about 60 km. So you can take a taxi from Tabriz at the beginning and take it yourself to the canal. No train and airplane available.

Nearby attractions

Sahand Mountain

mineral water spring

Lighvan village

Sahand ski resort

Best viewing time

Kandovan is located on the slopes of Mount Sahand, which is one of the highest peaks in Iran. Hence cold, hard and long winters. The best time to travel to Kandovan is from May to October. In this period of time, the air is pleasant and pleasant, and the lush and spectacular nature. Watch the village on the day. Village spectacles and its architectural wonders are not visible at night.

Hours and crowds

Since Kondovan is half the cold and frosty year, its tourism is in the warmer months with more thriving days. In the summer, the village has the most prosperous days of tourism. Also, during the twenty-day period of Nowruz’s holiday, the volume of passengers arrived at the canopy is significant.Therefore, if you want to stay in Kandovan on such days, make sure you book the hotel.


In no day of the year, you will not be shut down by the hotel and the village, and in all 365 days the village is waiting for you.


The village has a 5-star hotel to stay. The rocky rooms are carved in the mountains and have stone walls. The hotel also has a jacuzzi, international restaurant and coffee shop. The more you go in the coffee shop tunnel, the cooler the air temperature. In the first phase of the hotel building, the elevator is not foreseen. So travel style. Also, the existence of a mineral water spring with therapeutic properties is another feature of this amazing village. Honey and dairy stores and Kandovan crafts are also available within the village and also at the hotel.


The average temperature in Kandovan is 19 degrees in July and -9.5 in January. Absolute temperature and emotional temperature can be greater than or less than this amount.

Time required to visit

You can complete a visit to the village for a limited time, say 2 hours. But we suggest spending more time in this village and staying in a hotel with just two examples in the world, memorable experiences and unforgettable experiences. Walking in the mountains and using organic village products takes more than a couple of hours.

Safety Tips and Warnings

Drink from the Kandovan mineral water spring. This water has therapeutic properties. Also, remember that you have visited a mountainous and cool place that is cool even in the summer. So keep warm clothes. Make the right shoes to climb the altitudes of the village. Sunglasses, hat, and sunscreen. Buy honey from the village and take with you souvenirs. Be sure to buy dairy from the village and have a drink. The rocky hotel does not have an elevator and needs to be spaced on slopes and stone steps to stay there. So avoid taking extra and unnecessary supplies. Take pictures and capture the perspectives in your camera box. Respect native culture. Buy medicinal plants and nuts as well as handmade scarves from the native villages and take as a memorial to you.

Entrance fee

Visiting the village does not cost. 

 Distance to residential centers

The rocky hotel of Laleh Kandovan – 0 km

Affiliate attractions

Mountaineering in Sahand

Visiting Sahand Volcanic Peak

Use of mineral water spring

Visiting the Azeri tribes who live in the surrounding countryside.