3. Abyaneh – a historic village in the grip of the mountains
This reddish village is one of the most popular places in Iran. Historians believe it was founded more than 2,000 years ago. This unique place is, in fact, a living museum where time has stopped. Every visitor can admire the beauty of the ancient village, where people still live today. The houses are built with red clay with richly carved doors, which are decorated with two different knockers, one for women and the other for men. The picturesque village is surrounded by mountains that are usually covered by snow in winter and so the visitor can enjoy a magnificent view of the red village in the grip of white snow-covered mountains.
It hasn’t been clear yet how long the local people can live in these difficult conditions. Most young Iranians move to big cities where they can work and have an easier life. Yet this place is unique and remains a protected cultural heritage of Iran.