Question: Im an Aussie planning on travelling from saudi arabia to kandovan and staying there a few days ...can you suggest the best way to do this?

 

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Kandovan is a tourist village in the province of East Azarbaijan, near Osku and Tabriz, Iran. It is also part of the Lake Urmia region (also spelt Urmiyeh or Urmiya), the region where the predecessors of the Persians and the Medes first entered recorded history in a 844 BCE Assyrian inscription, and the region that is central to the start of the second phase of Zoroastrian history.
What makes Kandovan village so unique is that 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. This method of dwelling makes the residents modern-age cave dwellers or troglodytes. (Troglodyte means cave dweller: somebody living in a cave, especially somebody who belonged to a prehistoric cave-dwelling community. Troglodyte also means somebody living in seclusion.). Some of the houses are at least 700 years old and are still inhabited. Kandovan is also known for its scenic beauty.
A popular resort, it offers hotels and restaurants to serve tourists. Its mineral water is also popular with visitors and is believed to be a cure for kidney disease.

 

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