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For other places with the same name, see Kandovan (disambiguation).

Kandovan is historic village with houses carved in the rocks in Azerbaijan region of Iran.

Kandovan view stone houses


Kandovan is known for its rock-cut architecture, particularly its cliff dwellings. The architecture is similar to that of Cappadocian Turkey, with the exception that the houses in Kandovan are still occupied by people.

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By car[edit]

Going by car from close Tabriz is easiest way to get there. It will take around one hour.

Kandovan: Input City

Get around[edit]


Beautiful view of the mountain opposite Kandovan






  • Laleh Kandovan Hotel (Kandovan Tourism Cliff (Rocky) Hotel) (is located at the heart of the village). 5 star, it is the first of its kind in Iran and the second in the world after Turkey's rocky hotel.


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