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A great place with a lot of friendly Iranian tourists

Capadocia in Iran. Ask natives to help you to arrange for a taxi to bring you to kandohan. Every... read more

Reviewed 10 December 2017
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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Around time of first snowfall

Weather reports for the whole area made us think of missing this mountain village but we were so... read more

Reviewed 6 December 2017
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 10 December 2017 via mobile

Capadocia in Iran. Ask natives to help you to arrange for a taxi to bring you to kandohan. Every body, like hotelowners, busdrivers and taxidriverse is trying to make a profit out of it. They will let you pay three to twice the amount you...More

Thank rsmidt1959
Reviewed 6 December 2017 via mobile

Weather reports for the whole area made us think of missing this mountain village but we were so pleased we made the visit. The unusual houses built into the hill side are interesting but do pale compared to those in Cappadocia. However the enthusiasm of...More

Thank Ginger151219
Reviewed 17 November 2017

this village is all about architucture and nature and amazes that you will face . a must to go village

Thank DUexpeditionTeam
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Its worth spending an hour or two here...better on weekdays as flooded by locals on Thurs and Friday. Shop around in Tabriz for best taxi fare as they vary so much. Dont forget to walk up the opposite hill for commanding view of whole town....More

Thank Gtirman
Reviewed 9 November 2017

This cave village is built into a mountain just outside of Tabriz. The initial inhabitants were fleeing a Mongol invasion when they came upon the natural protection afforded by the caves, and rather than move into the valley below, decided to build their homes against...More

Thank bobca1947
Reviewed 6 November 2017

Kandovan (Persian: كندوان‎‎, also Romanized as Kandovān and Kandavān; also known as Kanvān)[1] is a village in Sahand Rural District, in the Central District of Osku County, East Azerbaijan Province, Iran. This village exemplifies manmade cliff dwellings which are still inhabited. The troglodyte homes, excavated...More

1  Thank Saeed k
Reviewed 4 November 2017

Highly recommended to have a visit of this small town which is just 2 hour far from Tabriz city also if you have time you can rent a room and stay one night with awesome view of mountain but in warm season, you can buy...More

Thank Mehdi5677
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

A good half day tour around Tabriz with easy access by a combination of mini bus (from the square in front of Tabriz train station) & taxi (at Osku) if one is on budget. Just politely ask around, you will soon be guided to the...More

Thank NerdyTraveler_KJ
Reviewed 19 October 2017

I know some people say its comparable with Cappadocia in Turkey, but I'm not too sure. The village itself is quite small and unfortunately has rubbish strewn everywhere. The river was quite dry (and hence you can see even more rubbish on the dry river...More

Thank Ji Henn W
Reviewed 16 October 2017 via mobile

This was really a unique place to visit. In twenty first century, seeing people living in their cave-houses is only possible here. Kandovan is not a place in the middle of nowhere; it's a strange place somewhere near the end corner of the globe! It...More

Thank masnaa
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از تبریز تا کندوان اگه از طریق تاکسی ویژه برین دوازده تا پانزده هزارتومن اگه از اسکو برین ارزون تر تموم میشه چون خط ویژه اتوبوس هم داره