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Old Village, Unique Homes

Old Village, Unique HomesOld Village, Unique Homes

Two must-sees in Fuman County, Gilan Province, are included in a two-day trip organized by Spilet Alborz Travel Agency.

In the morning of November 16, a VIP bus picks up visitors from Tehran and takes the Tehran-Qazvin Road to the city of Rasht. Gilan Rural Heritage Museum is on the way and has a stop.

The group will stay at Moeen 5-Star Hotel 5km off the city of Fuman on Fuman-Masuleh Road.

Thursday afternoon will be spent on a walk around the Masuleh, an old village with unique architecture in which the buildings are built into the mountain and are interconnected. Courtyards and roofs serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets. The spectacular architecture is popularly known as “the yard of the home above is the roof of the home below”. The next day is planned for a forest hike in a trail that leads to the stone medieval fortress of Rudkhan (Qal’eh-Rudkhan in Persian).

The Sassanid fortress is spread across two tips of a mountain where visitors can watch the successive ridges covered in autumn foliage. After lunch, the group will head back to Tehran. Details and more info are available at the website of the organizing agency (

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