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A bit over-rated..

I know some people say its comparable with Cappadocia in Turkey, but I'm not too sure. The village... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Ji Henn W
Caves, rocks and life.

This was really a unique place to visit. In twenty first century, seeing people living in their... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
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Sahand, Tabriz, Iran
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Reviewed 3 days ago

I know some people say its comparable with Cappadocia in Turkey, but I'm not too sure. The village itself is quite small and unfortunately has rubbish strewn everywhere. The river was quite dry (and hence you can see even more rubbish on the dry river...More

Thank Ji Henn W
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

This was really a unique place to visit. In twenty first century, seeing people living in their cave-houses is only possible here. Kandovan is not a place in the middle of nowhere; it's a strange place somewhere near the end corner of the globe! It...More

Thank masnaa
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was an easy drive from Tabriz. We arrived about 0900 and it was not yet busy, the locals were still setting up their shops in the street. We started to wander around the dwellings, and were invited inside a couple of them, so it...More

Thank Randall K
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Kandovan village is located in East Azerbaijan province. The first view of this unique village is houses which was craved within rocks.You must know that, this natural landscape was due to volcanic activities of Sahand Mountain. The congested volcanic masses due to natural factors such...More

1  Thank OrdibeheshtTravels
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This village was really worth seeing, and it also gave me a special sense when i entered inside the houses built in the heart of the mountain about 3000 years ago...i also recommend you to buy some sweet honey!👌🏼

Thank foujan
Reviewed 12 September 2017

Kandovan, the extraordinary ancient rocky village is located near Tabriz, Iran. The cliff dwellings, still inhabited, excavated inside rocks. They formed by volcanic remains from strong eruptions and dated back to at least 700 years ago. It is worth visiting. You can also stay in...More

Thank iransunworldtravel
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I was quite sceptical about this village, which has quite high reputation. I thought it could be just overestimated but actually is a place you should absolutely visit when you are in Tabriz. Kandovan is a rocky villages where most of the houses are directly...More

Thank Danyl86
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

it's so much interesting how traditional people made that houses .these houses have every things . in summer they are cool and in winter they are warm. you can taste different honies and also buy hand made goods. if you want test omlet or abgusht...More

Thank fahimeh h
Reviewed 5 September 2017

Kendovan village is a very picturesque village about 1 hr drive from Tabriz. The houses are partially dug into the soft soil of the mountain face, climbing steep uphill from the valley. Other than the famous ancient and abandoned settlements in Cappadocia (Turkey) with same...More

Thank Markus U
Reviewed 31 August 2017

I had visited Kandovan twice some 15 years ago. I had kept the memory of an atmospheric authentic village with cave dwellings and its inhabitants washing their laundry in the river. Now it has become a disgusting Chinese-style open-air mall (even with Eiffel Towers on...More

Thank FrenchTraveler001
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از تبریز تا کندوان اگه از طریق تاکسی ویژه برین دوازده تا پانزده هزارتومن اگه از اسکو برین ارزون تر تموم میشه چون خط ویژه اتوبوس هم داره