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Kandovan (Candovan) is a tourist village located near the city of Tabriz, in Iran. Legend says the first inhabitants of Kandovan moved here to escape from the invading mongols, They dug hideouts in the volcanic rock and ultimately ended up transforming them into permanent houses. It is now one of Iran‘s most popular tourist destinations and the rock-houses rival the famous Cappadocia Hotel. Read more at www.odditycentral...
Kandovan, Iran, 13th century, eastern Iranian province of Azerbaijan. cone-shaped, naturally formed compressed volcanic ash formations that make the landscape look like a gigantic termite colony. troglodytes. They are generally 2 to 4 floors high, that has an animal shelter in the ground floor and the upper floors are used as living rooms, keeping the top most room for storage. To keep the caves remain cool in summer and warm in winter hardens pillar was used to build the caves