Kandovan: a village carved in rocks

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Kandovan village is situeted in the remote northwest corner of Iran, and is not only famous for its scenic beauty, but also for the unique dwellings of its residents.

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Many of its homes have been made in caves located in cone-shaped, naturally formed compressed volcanic ash formations that make the landscape look like a gigantic termite colony.

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Current residents of Kandovan claim that their village is more than 700 years old. It was created when those fleeing the advancing Mongol army took to the caves to hide.

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