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If going to stay overnight in Kandovan Village, make sure you book your housing via SaeedFromIran

Our stay at nomads' home in Kandovan Village was one of the most memorable experiences we have ever had. We booked the place through our wonderful tour operator in Tabriz... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 August 2016
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Lublin, Poland
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Lublin, Poland
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22 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

Our stay at nomads' home in Kandovan Village was one of the most memorable experiences we have ever had. We booked the place through our wonderful tour operator in Tabriz, SaeedFromIran whom you can find on TripAdvisor forum. We got there around midnight just in time to admire the stony cave-houses nicely lit from the outside at night time. After... More 

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Montreal, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

I Chartered a taxi from Tabriz to Kandovan fro 700,000 Rials based on the picture I saw in my guesthouse. It was a bit deceiving Kandovan is small village and an very touristy place with lot of shops and coffee. The view is different that the one in the tourist pictures, seems like all the shop signs have been photoshopped... More 

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Tehran, Iran
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016

KANDOVAN 50 km southwest of Tabriz Sahand is a village about 18 km south of Osku, hot Sultan is located in the lush green slopes.

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Akron, Ohio, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016

It is definitely worth visiting the place. It is easy to get there. Located so close (only a 40 min ride) to a major city (Tabriz). You can climb the hill and visit the inside of the houses built inside the hill and actually people live there all year around. It has very famous mineral water told to have medical... More 

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Milan, Italy
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Kandovan is a nice interesting place but too much turistic. Unfortunatly we had been at the end of ramadan that means confusion ,delirium and traffic jam. There are too many shops and you cannot feel the atmosphere of the place. Go early in the morning, may be....

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

we didn't feel comfortable and not shocked.but people were friendly.there are just several amazing traditional building.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016 via mobile

Just loved it. The best place ever. Fresh food fresh air nice people. Easy to get there. Lots of fun for kids adults and whole family.

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 June 2016 via mobile

Loved everything, the homes were all made of stone, so interesting I couldn't stop looking at the village, the road to the village just beautiful. You can buy the best natural honey in the world.

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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

KANDOVAN in East Azerbaijan province. Here hewn stone houses in the mountains and in the. There is a very beautiful place Laleh International Hotel and Restaurant Shiki is built.

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

This village is not inside of Tabriz city ,at least 2 hours driving in the slops of Sahand mountain , this rocky village is one of the venders of Iran , after capadccia in Turkey this is the most interesting carved village of Asia in this village you can stay in a carved hotel too , the native people are... More 

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