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Kandalus -Kandalos-Kandaloos-Kandelous village

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Kandalus -Kandalos-Kandaloos-Kandelous village

Postby Mehdi » Tue Aug 13, 2013 6:17 am

Introduction: Kandalus (Persian: کندلوس) is a famous historic Iranian village in "Mazandaran" Province.

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Location: Mozandaran province



Days of trip: (Without air plane) 1-2 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need About 5-6 hr driving from Tehran to "Kandalos" village)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: April to October

Daily time visit: No limit

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: (Depend 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: No


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Hotel: No

Shop: Yes

Gasoline: No


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How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or South terminal of buses in Tehran (more info)
2- Take a bus ticket to Marzan Abad.
3- Take a taxi from Marzan Abad to Kandalos village


Nearest airport: No airport less than 100 km

Nearest train station: No station less than 100 km


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Re: Kandalus -Kandalos-Kandaloos-Kandelous village

Postby Parvaneh » Wed Mar 26, 2014 7:17 pm

Kandelous historical village: Green and beautiful

Kandelous is a beautiful and blessed village at the heart of Mazandaran Province's thick forests and on the foothill of the Alborz Mountain Range.

This village is within Kojour district, and is located 75 kilometers southeast of the city of Noshahr, a coastal city of the Caspian Sea. This village is in a mountainous region, in one of the scenic valleys of Alborz Mountain Range. It is situated at an altitude of 1,650 meters above sea-level. The residents of this village speak in Mazandarani language. The village has a dense residential fiber and is located on the mild slope of the foothill. The roads in this village are tortuous and covered with cobblestone. The old houses are mainly two-storey building and are tin-roofed covered with flat pieces or ceramics. Walls made of mud, small balconies, wooden windows, and simple architecture adds to the beauty of this village. The construction materials used in old houses include stones, mud, sun-dried bricks, and wood. But, in the new houses, construction materials such as cement, plaster, bricks, blocks, and iron bars have also been used.



According to the outcome of the consensus in the year 1385 (March 2006-07), the population of this village has been estimated at 2,500 people. The population of this village drops in winter and rises in summer due to its moderate climate. In fact, it is a summer quarter. The residents of this village make a living through farming, animal husbandry, and horticulture. A number of residents are also engaged in the service sector and production of handicrafts.

Wheat and barley are the main crops, and apples, peaches and walnuts are the important orchard products of this village. Traditional animal husbandry and breed of poultry are also common in this village.

A group of this village's residents, along with farming, produce handicrafts including socks and felt. In the past, weaving carpets and coarse rugs, making chadors, wood industry, and producing metallic tools have been common in this region. The climate and the appropriate geographical location of this village have set the stage for production of different types of flowers and herbs. Production of herbs is one of the important sources of income of the residents of this village. The clothing of the residents of this village resembles that of other rural regions of Mazandaran Province. But, the women of the village wear local clothes such as pleated skirts, shirts, waistcoats and headscarves in special ceremonies.

According to findings of archeologists, this village dates back to the third millennium BC. This village has been witness to different civilizations throughout different historical eras and has accommodated signs of pre-historic civilization, as well as Iran's pre- and post-Islam civilization. The existence of Zoroastrian and Manichean graves and cemeteries, and artifacts that have been recovered from different parts of this region go to show the ancient civilization of this region of Mazandaran Province. Naserreddin Shah of the Qajarid Dynasty has referred to this region in his memoirs. The renowned Iranian painter Kamal ol-Molk, who accompanied the Qajarid Shah in this trip, has drawn a painting of this village, which is currently maintained at the Saheb-Qaraanieh Museum Palace.



This village is located in a beautiful valley and has a unique landscape. Farms of herbs with a variety of colors; orchards; ever-green altitudes of Alborz Mountain Range; moderate climate; and mineral water springs; have brought about a special attractiveness and magnificence for Kandelous Village. In addition to its scenic landscape, the existence of two museums of anthropology and herbs has played a major role in the fame and popularity of this village.

In this village, which houses warm-hearted and hospitable residents, the two-storey Kandelous Cultural Complex with a 400-meter foundation, has been beautifully and skillfully built on the foothill. Anyone, who enters this building, first of all sees an inscription that describes the incentive behind establishment of this complex and is considered as an ID card, introducing this village's relics and antiques. This cultural complex has been constructed in a bid to promote the original and domestic regional culture, with the design of engineers and help of the village's residents.

The objects maintained in this cultural complex have been classified in different sections. The items include textiles; rural clothing and ornaments; statues; traditional and coffee house paintings; metallic and wooden tools and dishes; ceramic objects and dishes; chinaware; rural tools and equipment as of 2nd millennium BC to the Qajarid Era. Hand-written documents and books, hand written volumes of the Holy Qur'an, books of poems, marriage contracts, and instructions are also included in this treasure.

In each corner of this cultural complex there are works of art with precise ID Cards and information that have been arranged next to each other in a beautiful and unique manner, and go to show the culture of tribes residing in Mazandaran Province. In other words, this cultural house displays the beauties and history of Mazandaran's regional people.

The other tourist attraction site of this village is its herbs museum. This museum was established in 1987 with the goal of cultivating, producing, and packaging herbs and fragrant plants, producing essences and vegetable oils. For the first time in Iran, a botanical museum was founded in an area of ten hectares. This museum has cultivated 250 different types of valuable genetic plants in Iran, producing and supplying different herbs that are exported to different countries across the world.

Overall, Kandelous village that has accommodated anthropology and herbs museums, has scenic mountainous landscapes, is a summer quarter, and has residential and tourist centers, is highly well-known. For this reason, every year thousands of people from different parts of Iran, in addition to foreign tourists visit this pretty village.


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Kandelous Village

Postby Parvaneh » Sat May 31, 2014 1:14 pm

Kandelous Village

One of the beautiful regions is the village of Kandelous, one of the thousands of pretty villages situated on Alborz foothills in the forested region of Mazandaran province.

The village is situated in an enchanting valley whose roads are cobbled. It is 75 km from Noshahr.

Its historical houses are two-story buildings with a sloped roof. The mud walls, small balconies, wooden windows and simple architecture add to the beauty of this village.

Villagers are mostly engaged in agricultural, services and handicraft sectors. Wheat, barley, apples, peaches and walnuts are produced in this village, while animal husbandry and poultry breeding are common occupations.

Production of herbs is one of the main sources of income of these villagers.

Meanwhile, the clothing of its residents is similar to other rural regions of Mazandaran province.

According to archeological findings, the history of this village dates back to 3rd millennium BC.

This village has been witness to different civilizations throughout a number of historical periods, including the pre- and post-Islamic eras.

The Zoroastrian cemeteries and relics discovered in this region manifest the glittering civilization of this region in ancient times.

In his memoir, Nassereddin Shah, the Qajarid king, referred to his visit to this region. The acclaimed Iranian painter, Kamal-ol-Molk, who accompanied Nassereddin Shah, has also drawn a picture of this village which is kept at Tehran’s Sahebqaranieh Museum.



Kandelous Complex

The cultural complex of Kandelous, built on two floors, is located on the foothill of Alborz Mountain Range.

Visitors, upon entering this building, see an inscription that explains the motivation behind the establishment of this complex.

This cultural complex has been designed by engineers and built with the assistance of villagers, with the intention of promoting the indigenous culture of the region.

Ancient rural clothing, ornaments, statues, traditional paintings, metallic, wooden and ceramic dishes and tools, chinaware and tools dating from 2nd millennium BC to Qajarid Era are kept in this cultural complex.

A handwritten manuscript of the Holy Qur’an and collections of poems are part of this valuable treasure.


Museum of Herbs

One of the tourist attractions of Kandelous Village is its Museum of Herbs, which was founded in 1986.

For the first time in Iran, the museum established a botanical garden over an area of 10 hectares.

The museum has cultivated 250 species of valuable genetic plants, producing and supplying different herbs to world markets.

Kandelous Village, due to its museums of anthropology and herbs, and its tourist attractions is one of the top tourist destinations.

Thousands of Iranian and foreign tourists visit this village every year.

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Re: Kandalus -Kandalos-Kandaloos-Kandelous village

Postby Parvaneh » Sat Apr 25, 2015 10:30 am

One of these beautiful regions is the village of Kandelous; one of thousands of pretty villages situated on Alborz foothills within a forested region of Mazandaran Province. This village is located 75 kilometers southeast of the city of Noshahr.

This village is situated in a pretty valley, engulfed by the Alborz Mountain Range. Its altitude is 1650 meters above the sea level.

This village is densely populated and is situated on a mild slope of Alborz foothills. The roads of this village are covered with cobblestone. The ancient houses are two-storey buildings with a sloped roof. The mud walls, small balconies, wooden windows, and simple architecture have added the beauty of this village. The construction materials used in ancient houses are stones, mud, sun-dried mud and wooden logs. However, cement, plaster, bricks, and iron have been consumed in the construction of the new houses of this village.

The population of this village drops in winter and rises in summer, due to the mild climate of this region. The economic mainstays of the residents of this village are agriculture, animal husbandry, and horticulture. A number of villagers are engaged in the service and handicrafts sectors. Wheat, barley, apples, peaches, and walnuts are produced in this village, while traditional animal husbandry and poultry breeding are also common place in this village. The climate and appropriate geographical position of this village have set the stage for production of different types of flowers and herbs. The production of herbs is one of the main sources of income of these villagers. Meanwhile, the clothing of the residents of this village is similar to other rural regions of Mazandaran Province.

According to archeological findings, the history of this village dates back to the third millennium BC. This village has been witness to different civilizations throughout a number of historical periods and is home to remains of Iran’s civilization in the pre- and post-Islamic eras. The presence of Zoroastrian cemeteries and ancient dishes and objects that have been discovered in this region manifest the glittering civilization of this region of Mazandaran Province in ancient times. The Qajarid King, Naser Ed-Din Shah, in his memoirs, has referred to his visit to this region. The acclaimed Iranian painter, Kamal Ul-Mulk, who accompanied Naser Ed-Din Shah in this visit, has also drawn a picture of this village which is kept at “Saaheb Qaraanieh” Museum.

The village of Kandelous, which is situated in a pretty valley, engulfed by Alborz Mountains, maintains a scenic landscape. The herb farms, fruit orchards, green altitudes of Alborz Mountain Range, mild climate, and mineral water springs have made this village highly attractive. In addition to scenic landscape, the presence of the museums of anthropology and herbs has contributed to this village’s rise to fame.

The villagers of this region are very hospitable. The cultural complex of Kandelous is constructed in two floors and maintains a 400-meter foundation. It is situated on foothills of Alborz Mountains. Any visitor, who enters this building, sees an inscription, which has elaborated on the motivation behind establishment of this complex.

This cultural complex has been designed by engineers and has been constructed with the assistance of villagers, with the intention of promotion of the original and indigenous culture of the region.

The items kept in this cultural complex are classified in different sections. They include rural clothing and ornaments, statues, traditional paintings, metallic, wooden and ceramic dishes and tools, chinaware, and rural tools dating back from 2nd millennium BC to the Qajarid era. The handwritten copy of the Holy Qoran and collections of poems are part of this valuable treasure.

One of the tourist attraction sites of this village is its herbs museum, which was founded in 1986. This museum, for the first time in Iran, staged a botanic orchard in an area covering ten hectares.

This museum has cultivated 250 species of valuable genetic plants in Iran, producing and supplying different herbs and exporting them to countries across the world.

Overall, Kandelous Village, due to its museums of anthropology and herbs, and its tourist attraction sites is one of the top tourist destinations. In fact, thousands of Iranian and foreign tourists visit this village every year.

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Re: Kandalus -Kandalos-Kandaloos-Kandelous village

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