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Ovan Village-Evan Village-Avan Village-ivan

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Mar 09, 2014 7:33 am

Introduction: Ovan Village(Persian:روستای اوان )



Ovan Village is situated in a mountainous area 80 km northeast of Qazvin city.

The word ‘Ovan’ means “source of flowing water” and the existence of several water resources in this village attest to this nomenclature, IRIB reported.
The village enjoys moderate weather in summer and is cold during winters. Its residents speak Farsi with a local accent and are Shiite Muslims.
Ovan is densely populated and located at the foot of a mountain. It is surrounded by a mountain to the north, a wide valley and farms to the south, and another village to the east.
Older houses of the village are built with adobe, clay, wood and stones, while newer houses are made of materials such as brick, cement and iron.
Apparently, the lifestyle of its residents has affected the form and structure of residential units. As a result, houses in Ovan usually have large yards, a living room, guest room, kitchen, balcony, storehouse for keeping agricultural products, a small garden and at times a special space for keeping fowls and cattle.

Economic Activities
People of Ovan village mostly earn their livelihood by working in the fields of agriculture and animal husbandry.
The two sources of agriculture, that is good soil and water, can be found amply in the village. Water is mostly supplied by Ovan River that springs from Khashchal Mountain.
In addition to this river, Ovan Lake in the southern part of the village is also considered a water reservoir.
The main crops of Ovan are wheat, barley, cherry, sour cherry, apple, walnut and grapes.
Animal husbandry is practiced in Ovan in a traditional way and herds of cattle are mostly kept in southern parts of the village and away from the residential units.
The villagers make handicrafts like carpets but not on a large scale; they only produce it to meet their own needs.
Due to the existence of a barite mine in Ovan, some of its locals are engaged in mining activities. However, since it is far from the village and the route is arduous, it is only exploited in summer.
Ovan Village is rich in flora and fauna, and various species of wild and mountain plants grow there. Additionally, trees like willow, plane, hazelnut, pear and milk-vetch also thrive here.
Its wildlife consists of brown bear, wolf, jackal, caracal, different species of eagle, hawk, owl, partridge, dove, woodpecker, raven and varieties of the sparrow family and migrant birds like duck, redshank and flamingo.
Salmon, carp and pike are also found in waters around Ovan.

Ovan Lake
Actually, the village owes its fame to Ovan Lake. Covering an area of 70,000 square meters, Ovan Lake is the largest in Qazvin province.
The lake is located at an altitude of 1,800 meters above sea-level. It has a length of 325 meters and a width of 275 meters.
It is situated among the four villages of Ovan, Varboun, Zavvar-Dasht and Zarabad. The depth of this sweet-water lake varies from 1 to 20 meters.
Ovan Lake is fed by rainwater and the ever-gushing springs.
Residents of a neighboring village make use of the water of a small river, which actually is an offshoot of this lake, to irrigate their farms and gardens.
During summer, Ovan Lake is used as a fishing resort as well as a place for swimming and yachting.
During autumn, however, the lake is the habitat of migrant birds like swan, geese and ducks while its surface freezes in winter.
The lake also hosts plants like everglade and reed that grow in its vicinity.
Thanks to its natural potentials, Ovan Lake is considered one of the most significant tourist hubs in Qazvin province. It is frequented by many visitors throughout the year, especially those from surrounding areas for picnicking on holidays and in summer.
The visit by tourists and travelers has helped locals economically in various ways.

Khashchal Peak & Alamut Castle
The attractiveness of Ovan Village is not restricted to Ovan Lake.
Khashchal Peak, which is a natural tourist and mountaineering resort, is also located in this village.
With an altitude of 4,150 meters above sea-level, Khashchal is considered the highest mountain in Qazvin province.
Due to its height, intact nature, beautiful geographical situation and various flora, the peak is frequented by many mountaineers and tourists each year.
Another tourist attraction of Ovan Village is Alamut Castle, which was the seat of power of Hassan Sabbah and Esmailieh sect.
Travelers visiting Ovan Village not only benefit from the beautiful landscape of Ovan Lake and Alamut Castle, but can also spend time to climb the magnificent mountains of this region.

Source: Iran Daily



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Location:Ovan Village, Qazvin province

Walking path length: No need to walking

Days of trip: 1-2 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 4-5 hr driving from Tehran to the Ovan Village.
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: May to October

Daily time visit: No limit, but in summer middle of the day maybe hot

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: (Depends on your plan) Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes and tent, waterproof shoes, headlamp

Legal permission need: No.


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Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: in some region Yes


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Hotel: No hotel near the lake, in Qazvin City Yes

Village: Located in Ovan Village

Shop: Yes

Gasoline: in Qazvin City Yes


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How to get there:
1- Go to west terminal of Taxis in Tehran
2- Take a taxi to Qazvin(Distance from Tehran to Qazvin is 152 Km)
3- Take a taxi from Qazvin to Ovan Village (Distance from Qazvin to Ovan Village is 70 Km)


Nearest airport: No airport less than 100 km

Nearest train station: Qazvin station

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More information: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ovan_Lake



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Re: Ovan Village-Evan Village-Avan Village

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Evan village

Postby Parvaneh » Mon Feb 09, 2015 8:38 am

Evan village is a part of Rudbar Alamut,Qazvin city, with geographical coordinates 50 degrees and 25 minutes east longitude and 36 degrees and 25 minutes north latitude in distance of 15km to Mo'allem Kelaye and 75 km to north-east of Qazvin.
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