Iranian Troglodyte Homes~The Iranian village of Kandovan is usually described as a "gigantic termite colony". Volcanic rock formed a small group of cone-like caves that eventually attracted human inhabitants. The small town, like many of the other underground dwellings on this list, has become a veritable tourist destination. Volcanic Rocks, Consider Moving, Caves House, Hobbit Home, Hobbit Houses, Iranian Village, Rocks Form, Iranian Troglodyte, 13 Hobbit
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Kandovan (or Candovan) is a tourist village in the province of East Azarbaijan, near Osku and Tabriz, Iran. Some of the houses are at least 700 years old and are still inhabited. Its mineral water is also popular with visitors and is believed to be a cure for kidney disease.