Category: Kurdistan

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Palangan Village

Palangan (meaning leopards in Persian) is a village located 47 kilometers north-west of Kamyaran in Iran's Kurdestan province. This village is spread over both sides of a valley. All of the houses are made of stone and like a staircase they are in a continuous pattern, i.e. the roof of one house is the yard of another one. This village is one of the most beautiful villages of the province…

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Hawraman Villages

Hawraman is a mountainous region located within the provinces of Kurdistan and Kermanshah in western Iran and in north-eastern Iraq within Iraq's Kurdistan Region. In Iran, the region includes the cities of Paveh and Mariwan and in Iraq, Halabja. Hawraman has many springs and rivers that most of their water mainly flows into Sirwan River. Bil spring (or Kani Bil) is one of these springs which has a discharge about…

Karaftoo Cave

Karaftoo is located on the north west of Divandarreh town in Kurdistan province. A 76 kilometer beautiful road in Zagros Mountains takes you to the cave area which is now under supervision and protection of Iran cultural heritage and tourism organization. Karaftoo is a calcareous cave with a 750 meter long main path and many sub paths derived from it. Visiting the cave without a guide might be confusing thus…

Zarivar Lake

Zarivar or Zeribar Lake, with a length of 5 km and a maximum width of 1.6 km, and 1,285ms elevation is located near the city of Marivan, Kurdistan Province. The name is composed of Zre (sea) and the suffix –bar, which in Kurdish means lake. Zarivar, such a dreamy lake, is fed by no river and its water is provided only by the snow melted in the surrounding mountains. The…

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Sanandaj

Sanandaj is the capital of Kurdish culture and Kurdistan province at Iran.  Its population is around 432,330. It is the twenty-third largest city in Iran and its height is about 1,538 m (5,046 ft.) above sea level. Until the 17th century it was only a small village, when the governor of the region, Suleyman Khan Ardalan, built (or renovated) a fortress there, known as "Sena Dezh", which gave the town…