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Masuleh village-Masouleh-Masooleh-Masole-Masoleh village

Postby Parvaneh » Tue Nov 19, 2013 10:26 am

Introduction: Masuleh (Persian: ماسوله‎, also Romanized as Māsūleh and Massulya) is a city in and the capital of Sardar-e Jangal District, in Fuman County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 554 individuals from 180 families.

Historical names for the city include Māsalar and Khortāb. It was founded in the 10th century AD.

Masuleh is approximately 60 km southwest of Rasht and 32 km west of Fuman. The village is 1,050 meters above sea level in the Alborz (or Elburz) mountain range, near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. The village itself has a difference in elevation of 100 meters.

Although it has been written that the community was established around 10 AD, the province of Gilan has a long history. The first village of Masuleh was established around 1006 AD, 6 km northwest of the current city, and it is called Old-Masuleh (Kohneh Masuleh in Persian). People moved from Old-Masuleh to the current city because of pestilence and attacks from neighbouring communities.

Masouheh-Rood-Khan is the river passing through the city, with a waterfall located just 200 meters away from the village. Many other springs are found around Masuleh.


Architecture: Masuleh architecture is unique. The buildings have been built into the mountain and are interconnected. Courtyards and roofs both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets. Masuleh does not allow any motor vehicles to enter, due to its unique layout. It is the only city in Iran with such a prohibition. However, the small streets and many stairs simply wouldn't make it possible for vehicles to enter.

The spectacular architecture of Masuleh is popularly known as "The yard of the building above is the roof of the building below".

Yellow clay coats the exterior of most buildings in Masuleh. This allows for better visibility in the fog.

Buildings are mostly two stories (1st floor and 'ground' floor) made of adobe, rods and bole. A small living room, big guest room, winter room, hall, WC and balcony are usually found in 1st floor. A cold closet, barn and stable are located on the floor below, which are connected to the upper floor by several narrow steps inside the building.

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Location: Fuman County, Gilan Province



Days of trip: (Without air plane) 1-2 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need About 6-7 hr driving from Tehran to Masuleh)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: Spring- Summer

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: In the village No

Lost risk: In the village No

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: Yes


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Hotel: Yes

Shop: Yes

Gasoline: Yes


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How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or west terminal of buses in Tehran (more info
2- Take a bus ticket to Rasht or Foman.( Distance from Tehran to Rasht is 332 Km)
3- Take a taxi from Rasht to Masuleh.


Nearest airport: Rasht airport

Nearest train station: No station less than 100 km


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Re: Masuleh village-Masouleh-Masooleh

Postby Parvaneh » Thu Jan 30, 2014 12:19 pm

Masouleh is a village in Gilan Province and was founded in the 10th century AD. Historical names for the village include Masalar and Khortab. Masouleh is approximately 60 kilometers southwest of Rasht and 32 kilometers west of Fuman. The village is 1,050 meters above sea level in the Alborz mountain range, near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea. The village itself has a difference in elevation of 100 meters. Its population has declined since the latter half of the 20th century, reducing from 3,500 to 900 at the turn of the century. The native people of Masouleh speak Talesh, a Northwestern Iranian language spoken in the northern regions of Gilan, Ardebil and the southern regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan.


The first village of Masouleh was established approximately around 1006 AD, 6 kilometers northwest of the current village and is called Old Masouleh. People moved from Old Masouleh to the current village because of pestilence and neighbor attacks. Masouleh-Rudkhan is the river passing through the village with a waterfall 200 meters away from the village. Many other springs are also found around Masouleh which is surrounded by dense forests from valley to mount. Fog is the predominate weather feature of Masouleh.


The village has one old barbershop, a bakery and a bookshop that airs old songs. An engraving by Sohrab Sepehri, the great modern poet of Iran, in one of Masouleh’s corners states "We came here to write, but Masouleh can’t be written, Masouleh should be seen." While Masouleh had once been the Silk Road of the Gilan region and people from far and near gathered there for business to sell and buy merchandise, however, as of late there are fewer signs of the young and old selling dream dolls and colorful socks in the alleys of Masouleh as people have migrated from this once trade center due to unemployment and lack of income.


Masouleh architecture is unique. The buildings have been built into the mountain and are interconnected. Courtyards and roofs both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets. Due to its unique layout Masouleh does not permit any motor vehicles to enter as the small streets and many stairs virtually make it impossible for vehicles to operate in the village.


The spectacular architecture of Masouleh is popularly described as "The yard of the building above is the roof of the building below". The terrace of each house is the courtyard of the house above. Buildings are mostly two stories and made of adobe, rods and bole. A small living room, big guestroom, winter room, hall, bathroom and balcony are usually found on one floor. A cold closet, barn and stable are located on the floor below which is connected to the upper floor by several narrow steps inside the building.


In 2004 with the cooperation of Natural Resources Office and Iran’s Department of Environment, several hectares of land were allocated for building entertainment centers and villas for foreign tourists’ residence. Building a bridge between the old and new Masouleh and also the provision of sufficient drinking water for these centers had also been foreseen for the development of the area.


In 2005 there were plans for building a park in the historical village. This would be an addition to the already existing meteorological office in the suburb of Masouleh which has already had an undesirable impact on the cultural heritage of the village.


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Re: Masuleh village-Masouleh-Masooleh

Postby Parvaneh » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:39 pm

The historical town of Masouleh, having an attractive nature and a wonderful architecture with an antiquity of more than 1000 years, is situated at a distance of 35 km from Fooman and 60 km from Rasht, and 1050 m. above the Caspian Sea. Masouleh is registered as historical towns in the historical & cultural heritage register under the number 1090.

This beautiful complex, remained from history with traditions, manners and customs, handicrafts, and many natural and historical sites, is the host of thousands of eager guests and travelers every year.

Masouleh is a city in and the capital of Sardar-e Jangal District, in Fuman County, Gilan Province, Iran.

Historical names for the city include Māsalar and Khortāb. It was founded in the 10th century AD.

Masouleh is approximately 60 kilometers southwest of Rasht and 35 kilometers west of Fooman. The village is 1,050 meters above sea level in the Alborz mountain range, near the southern coast of the Caspian Sea.

The village itself has a difference in elevation of 100 meters. Its population has declined since the latter half of the 20th century, reducing from 3,500 to 900 at the turn of the century.

The native people of Masouleh speak Talesh, a Northwestern Iranian language spoken in the northern regions of Gilan, Ardebil and the southern regions of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The first village of Masouleh was established approximately around 1006 AD, 6 kilometers northwest of the current village and is called Old Masouleh. People moved from Old Masouleh to the current village because of pestilence and neighbor attacks.

Masouleh-Rudkhan is the river passing through the village with a waterfall 200 meters away from the village. Many other springs are also found around Masouleh which is surrounded by dense forests from valley to mount. Fog is the predominate weather feature of Masouleh.

Due to its location, the climate of Masouleh village is different from much of Iran. Warm, moist air blowing southwest from the Caspian is blocked by the Alborz Mountains, creating heavy precipitation and fog on the seaward side of the mountains (this ecoregion is known as the Caspian and Hyrcanian Mixed Forests). Further inland, the landward side of the Alborz receives very little rainfall and rapidly becomes arid.

The roofs of houses on lower tiers are used as courtyards for houses on the tiers above them. In some cases, public streets are laid out along interconnected roofs.

The organic layout and steep stairs have made motor vehicles impractical, so they are banned in the village. About 800 people currently live in the village.

Due to being located on Caspian strip and having also suitable soil it is covered with luxuriant forests such as Tosca, Walnut, Hazelnut and Pasturages.

Besides, there are waterfalls, small rivers and springs, that totally have created a beautiful and eye-catching natural landscape. Mountains of Masouleh enjoy some mines such as iron, Quartz, China root, zinc and Galena. In the time of King Fathali Qajar, existence of these mines caused to make cannons of Iranian artillery in Masouleh.

The village has one old barbershop, a bakery and a bookshop that airs old songs. An engraving by Sohrab Sepehri, the great modern poet of Iran, in one of Masouleh’s corners states "We came here to write, but Masouleh can’t be written, Masouleh should be seen."

While Masouleh had once been the Silk Road of the Gilan region and people from far and near gathered there for business to sell and buy merchandise, however, as of late there are fewer signs of the young and old selling dream dolls and colorful socks in the alleys of Masouleh as people have migrated from this once trade center due to unemployment and lack of income.

Masouleh architecture is unique. The buildings have been built into the mountain and are interconnected. Courtyards and roofs both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets.

Masouleh does not allow any motor vehicles to enter, due to its unique layout. It is the only city in Iran with such a prohibition. However, the small streets and many stairs simply wouldn't make it possible for vehicles to enter.

The spectacular architecture of Masouleh is popularly known as "The yard of the above building is the roof of the below building".

Yellow clay coats the exterior of most buildings in Masouleh. This allows for better visibility in the fog.

Buildings are mostly 2 stories (1st floor and below floor) made of adobe, rods and bole.

A small living room, big guest room, winter room, hall, WC and balcony are usually found in 1st floor. A cold closet, barn and stable are located on the floor below, which are connected to the upper floor by several narrow steps inside the building.

Most houses have rooms specially designed for winter and summer and a small veranda extends from the front of the house. The room used in the winter, known as Sumeh, is at the far end of the house, and does not allow in much light. In the middle of the room is a fireplace, which the household uses to cook and keep warm.

The summer room has lattice windows made out of wood and colorful glasses, which should be pushed upward to open. The rooms usually contain built-in shelves decorated with copperware, small pantries, tiny windowpanes and mirror frames mounted on the wall.

The materials used for building the houses include mud-bricks, stones, timber and clay. A layer of dried leaves of fern is applied between the mud and wood timbers in the ceiling to insulate against the leakage of water into the house.

The configuration of the houses has made it impossible for cars to drive in, leaving the village pathways and rooftops indistinguishable.

There are four main local communities at the city named: "Maza-var" (meaning beside the Mosque) at the south, "Khana-var" (beside homes) at the East, "Kasha-sar" (stretched on top) at the North, and, "Assa-mahala" (Assad community) at the West.

Apparently, down town is the Market (Bazaar) area and also the main mosque of the city, named "O-ne-ben-ne Ali" (Awn Ibn Mohammad Ibn Ali Ibn. Abi Taleb) built in 969 AD.

The native language of Masouleh's inhabitants is Taleshi, a language spoken by fewer than a million people around the western and southern shores of the Caspian Sea.

Taleshi (dialect) is spoken in Masouleh which consists some Russian, Turkish, Arabic, Persian and Gilaki words.

Products such as kilim (rug made of goat’s hair), Jajim (a carpet made of wool or cotton), Chamush (traditional shoes), clothes, knives and silk scarves are some of the items sold at the bazaar.

The biggest mosque in Masouleh is the Jameh Mosque, where people gather to perform their daily prayers.

The second most popular is the Saheb-az-Zaman Mosque, which dates back to the 12th century AD.

One of the main shrines in Masouleh is Imamzadeh Aun ibn Ali. Locals call it Qalandar Khaneh, a term that dates back to the Safavid era (16th century) and means home of a wandering dervish.

This beautiful shrine has an octagonal structure and the door, made of ebony, is carved with impressive designs. Inside the shrine is a 1,200-year-old inscription with verses from the Holy Qur’an.

In addition to being close to the sea, Masouleh is located in a mountainous and high-altitude region. Hence, its climate is a blend of moderate mountainous weather and humid coastal climate, which enchant tourists.

Forests, meadows and mountains can be observed from the village.

Masouleh’s market, which is a hub of trade, has four floors, with each independently linked to the market.

In the market are blacksmiths, knife-making shops, bakeries, grocery store and shops selling knitted dolls, colorful handmade socks and other handicrafts.

Different parts of Masouleh have small, traditional coffee shops that host tourists with tea and a tasty local bread.

The village boasts of a blend of Taleshi, Torki and Gilaki cultures.

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Re: Masuleh village-Masouleh-Masooleh

Postby Parvaneh » Sat Feb 08, 2014 2:40 pm

On the foothills of Talesh Mountains in the Caspian coastal belt of northern Iran lies the historical city of Māsūleh. It is situated approximately 60 km southwest of the city of Rasht and 32 km west of Fūman in Gīlān province.
The historical city of Māsūleh was established around 1006 AD, 6 km to the northwest of its current place. People moved from Old Māsūleh to the current site because of pestilence and neighbor attacks.
Masūleh River is the river passing through Māsūleh with a water fall 200m away from the city. So many other springs are found around Māsūleh. The city is also surrounded by forest from valley to mount. Fog is the predominate weather feature.
The most exquisite feature of Māsūleh is its architecture: The buildings have been built into the mountain and are interconnected. Courtyards and roofs both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets. Māsūleh does not allow any motor vehicles to enter, due to its unique layout. It is the only village in Iran with such a prohibition. However, the small streets and many stairs simply also wouldn't make it possible for vehicles to enter. Yellow clay coats the exterior of most buildings in Māsūleh.
Masūleh women adorn the windows with flowerpots and this gives a unique beauty to the village.
The main bazaar of Māsūleh would also be attractive to tourists: there you can see handicrafts being made by traditional artisans—Māsūleh handicrafts can be a proof of your visit to this beautiful village in evergreen land of Gīlān.
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The event marks the anniversary of the battle of Karbala when Imam Husayn ibn Ali, a grandson of Prophet Muhammad, and the third Shi’a Imam, was mrtyred by the forces of the second Ummayad caliph Yazid I. The event is marked by arranging ‘majālis’ (gatherings) to review Islamic teachings and to commemorate Husayn’s sacrifice. The mourning reaches its climax on the tenth day, known as Āshūrā, on which the forces of Yazid killed imam Hussayn, his 72 companions and members of his family. Women and children left living were enslaved and transported to Yazid’s court in Damascus


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Masouleh, an exemplary tourist destination

Postby Parvaneh » Wed Mar 12, 2014 2:57 pm

The country of Iran is a vast and diverse land that comprises an array of beautiful historical cities and natural wonders.
There are numerous historical cities, such as Isfahan and Shiraz, and many natural sites, like Mount Damavand and Ali Sadr Cave. Overall, Iran is considered a wondrous country with massive tourist potential.

Out of all of the splendors of Iran, Masouleh is an epitome of Iranian beauty. With picturesque landscape and hospitable people, Masouleh is an exemplary tourist destination. Whether you are interested in natural hikes, shopping for traditional craftwork, or a relaxing vacation, Masouleh can meet your needs. The lush rolling hills and mountainous landscape is ideal for a very enjoyable hike.

While the traditional Bazaar of Masouleh is a beacon for those interested in craftwork. All in all, no one can travel to Masouleh and not want to pay another visit one day.

Masouleh is in the province of Gilan. Situated in the Alborz mountain range and close to the Caspian Sea, Masouleh is blessed with an abundance annual rainfall. This, in turn, has spawned dense forests and gushing rivers in the area. The most predominant climatic feature of the village is the ever present fog. Overall, Masouleh has exceptional geographical and climatic features that contribute to the beauty of the city.

The most prominent asset of this quaint village is its pristine and picturesque nature. The natural scenery of Masouleh acts as a lure to anyone who is the least bit interested in nature. As the fog momentarily lifts, you will gaze upon a mystical sight; a series of cottages built on a slope, surrounded by dense woods and engulfed in a blanket of swirling fog. If you are looking for a place to relax, then this placid city is the ideal location. One of the best passive activities is to simply lay back, take in the lovely scenery and listen to the soothing sound of flowing water emanating from a nearby river. And if you are a more active nature lover, then you can indulge in the many scenic hiking trails in the vicinity.

Over the course of your hike you will traverse through dense forests, creeks and thick fog. Occasionally, the fog will lift, treating you to breathtaking and mesmerizing views from great vantage points. But as great poet once said, one can only attempt to describe the beauty of nature. Thus the natural splendor of Masouleh cannot be put into words, and must be seen for itself.

The city of Masouleh, per se, is an incredible spectacle. The houses are built on a steep slope, such that each house's courtyard is another house's rooftop. In other words, as you stroll the alleys of the city, you are literally walking over the roofs and courtyards of the houses.

Between these houses, are narrow, meandering steps that lead to the upper level of the city. Given that these old houses are mostly made out of clay and wood, it is truly amazing that the roofs can also serve as sidewalks and walkways. Moreover, they are constantly exposed to the wear and tear of the weather; such as deluges of rain and heaps of snow. From a general perspective, Masouleh isn't a typical city made of roads and sidewalks, but a unique one, made of rooftops and stairways. All of this makes Masouleh a marvel of architecture.

A significantly important factor of any tourist destination is the reception you get by the indigenous people of that place. It is always a huge perk if the locals are outgoing and willing to help tourists with whatever they need. In this regard, Masouleh is supreme. The people of Masouleh are very hospitable, friendly, and kind-hearted. As you wander through the city and interact with the locals, you are sure to find them helpful and easy to get along with. This substantial factor makes Masouleh ever so more appealing.

Nowadays, Masouleh is no longer the seclusive, unknown city it once was, but a booming tourist destination. Every holiday, flocks of people go to Masouleh and bring great revenue and prosperity to the city. However, just like all historical tourist locations, Masouleh is prone to the effects of tourism. Of course, alterations due to the flocking of crowds of people to a previously isolated city are imminent. However, some of the adverse effects contributed by tourism are preventable by taking some measures; such as not littering the grounds, not exercising vise urban habits, and so forth. The fact of the matter is that places like Masouleh are the jewels of a country and so, it is of utmost importance that we preserve the cultural and architectural thread of the city. In doing so, we can cherish these coveted location and ergo, preserve them for our future generations to enjoy.


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Re: Masuleh village-Masouleh-Masooleh

Postby Cherie Boyce » Tue Mar 18, 2014 10:34 am

Masuleh village have having an attractive nature and a wonderful architecture with an antiquity of more than 1000 years.
The historical village of Masouleh attract peoples in all seasons but mostly peoples are going their in winter season. Winter is snowfall season snowfall is main attractive point for there tourism. Masuleh village is full with natural beauty and historical places. Masouleh is registered as historical towns in the historical & cultural heritage register under the number 1090. Just few peoples have night photo of this beautiful land. have a night photo of village which i get in a blog.

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Masuleh architecture is unique

Postby Parvaneh » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:01 pm

Masuleh architecture is unique

Masuleh is the only village in Iran, which forbids all motor vehicles from entering it.
Masuleh architecture is unique. The buildings have been built into the mountain and are interconnected. Courtyards and roofs both serve as pedestrian areas similar to streets.
A kind of life pattern occurs wherever natural and humanity variety is intermingled, under realm of time and history, which can be exceptional and unique for its part.
Masuleh as a national relic is an obvious type of the historic habitat of mankind, which has been registered as No.1090 in national relics list of country in solar1354. This historic town, during its 1000 age, is an obvious type in fantastic harmony between nature and human.
The combination of TALESH, TURKEY and GILAKY triple cultures from one side and the forest, the pasture and mountainous triple natures from other side, create a culture and civilization, that the first façade of it, is the specific architecture and urban development if Masuleh. So that, these triple cultures and natures and specific architecture have an effect on each other. By this order, in a continuous and constant cooperation, it has created wonderful dynamism in historic lifetime of Masuleh.
Humans, created this habitat, urban farm and fantastic architecture in a quite agreeable life with nature, if they knew their off springs behaved with their products in this way, they would not doubly transfer this condition to them.
In recent decodes for different reasons historic-cultural and environmental identity of this rare collection has been altered and present situation of the valuable town is not suitable for fame before. Nevertheless, Masulehis proverbial among all five wonderful town-village (ABYANEH, KANDOVAN, MEYMAND and SAR-SEIEDAGHA). Maybe thousands of travelers visit this historic town and natural landscapes yearly. In summer more passengers visit Masuleh, because of its temperature and damp weather. Although its attraction in three other seasons is more than summer.
All passengers interest in natural sights not only can see strange views of natures in spring, fall and winter, but also is suitable for whom want silent and calm place.This thousand-year-old village resembles an anthropological and architectural museum, which is located 60 km southwest of Rasht and 25km west of Fooman in the western most part of Gilan Province. Even though Masulehis close to the Caspian Sea, but it is 1,050 meters above sea level. The difference between the highest and lowest points in the village itself is 100 meters.
The architectural style of the homes in Masulehis stair shaped and is remarkable. They are continuous and uninterrupted and have been built in the heart of the mountain. A very interesting point about the homes in Masulehis that courtyards and roofs are basically meaningless and do not serve their traditional roles and instead serve as pedestrian areas for passersby just like a street would.

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Masouleh, a historic village

Postby Parvaneh » Wed Mar 26, 2014 1:05 pm

Masouleh, a historic village

Masouleh is a beautiful village nestling in the the Alborz Mountain Range with a peculiar architecture of its own.
It is good to know that a number of Iran's villages, due to their exclusive nature, are attraction sites for domestic and foreign tourists. The architecture of some of these rural regions is considered as part of their attractive nature. For instance, several Iranian villages are located in the hearts of mountains, including Kandevan in East Azarbaijan Province; and Maymand in Kerman Province. Some villages such as the one around the shrine of a Prophet's descendent named Imamzadeh Ibrahim in Gilan Province consist of houses, made of wooden logs. Another example of such mountain villages is Baneh Kohal in northwestern Iran where houses are almost underground, and is a hub for groups of farmers. Moreover, many villages in Iran are located at high altitudes; the most famous of which is Masouleh. This village is so well-known that a number of other villages have also been dubbed as Masouleh. For example, the village of Araan is considered as Fars Province's Maasouleh, and the scenic Aroumenaat village, located at the heart of the Zagros Mountain Range in Kurdistan Province is often called Hezaar Masouleh.
Fifty-five kilometers from the city of Rasht in Gilan Province, after going through the city of Fouman and a 35 km traveling through mountains covered with thick forests and rice paddies; the beauty of nature and attractive traditional architecture have become evident in a village named Masouleh. Masouleh Village is complementary to the breath-taking beauty and the ever-green nature of Gilan Province and is host to thousands of domestic and foreign tourists that camp in this region for a while, in a bid to refresh their body and spirit and to escape from populous cities. This pretty village dates back to 8th Century AH. The blend of green mountainous region; old houses; and historic monuments, in addition to a moderate climate in a 16-hectare region has created a beautiful landscape that is memorable for all.
Masouleh is located at the rear end of the humid Caspian Sea region, in a river valley. The river's source is in the vicinity of the "Masouleh Dagh" peak, located at a 305-meter altitude. Masouleh is 1,050 meters above sea level and the difference in the altitude of highest and lowest points in this mountainous village stands at more than 120 meters. Construction of houses throughout the sloped foothills has created an eye-catching view of this village's architecture, such that the majority of paths and pavements are in fact the roofs of houses situated in the lower terraces and so on. In other words, when we cover a walkway and a road, we are actually walking on the rooftops of other houses. These paths are inter-linked with stone-made steps, which portray a uniformed and beautiful village. The majority of houses are two-floored and one-storey and three-storey houses are rare. A large and complete house in this village consists of a corridor, a warehouse and long steps to link the ground floor with the second floor and the hall. The hall in the local language is referred to as "Soumeh"; which is also the family's winter quarter. A small balcony makes it possible for the residents to view the beautiful landscape. Meanwhile, the smaller houses are simpler and cover a smaller space.

In Masouleh it has been customary for locals to make their houses out of sun-dried bricks, stone, wooden bars, and wild ferns. Wild ferns largely grow in Masouleh and its environs and are insulators against water. The majorities of locals in "Masouleh" cover the façade of their houses with yellow mud, and cover their houses' roofs with red mud once a year. In addition to being close to the sea, Masouleh is located in a mountainous and high-altitude region. Hence, its climate is a blend of moderate mountainous weather conditions and the humid coastal climate and the tourists that visit this region are enchanted with its mild weather. Masouleh has districts such as Khaneh Bar, Kashte Sar, Asad Mahaleh, Masjid Bar, and Rayhaneh Bar. Its market, which is its trade hub, is made of four floors, while each district is independently linked to the market. In the market, there are blacksmiths, knife-making shops, bakeries, groceries, small knitted dolls, colorful hand-made socks and other local handicrafts. Moreover, in different parts of Masouleh, there are small, traditional coffee shops that are host to tourists, with tea and tasty local bread. In this village, a blend of Taleshi, Turki, and Gilaki cultures; and forests, meadows, and mountains can be observed. It can be said that humans, throughout the course of history, in a lifestyle completely compatible with nature, have created this habitat with an extraordinary architecture. In fact, a type of habitat role model has taken shape in this region, which is one of a kind and exceptional. Hence, Masouleh was registered as a national monument in the year 1975.
The beauties of Masouleh need not be described. The tourist attraction sites in this village include four magnificent falls, namely: “Abshaar-e Masouleh”, “Khariveh Masouleh”, “Pardeh Sar Masouleh”, and “Kheldasht Rodbaar Masouleh”. The river “Masouleh Roudkhaneh” originates from the surrounding mountains and falls into Caspian Sea, while complementing the scenic landscape by passing through this region. Meanwhile, the well-known peaks of Masouleh are scaled by mountaineers throughout the year. The important peaks in Masouleh include: “Shah Mo;allem”, “Aseman Kouh”, “Laas-e Sar”, “Torshoum”, and “Qand Kalleh”. The well-known peak “Shah Mo'allem” is 3,100 meters high, and is located west of Masouleh, while the well-known mountain Qand Kalleh is 1,500 meter high and is located in front of Masouleh. Moreover, this village has mild-weathered summer quarters such as “Daarsar”, “Lashgargah”, and “Khalildasht”.
It is good to know that 20 km from Masouleh, at an altitude of 2,500 meters above the sea level, throughout Taalesh Mountain Range, exists one of the most magnificent icy caves of Iran. This cave has three entries in its surroundings and ceiling. This magnificent cave has numerous corridors and tunnels, water ponds, and huge icicles. There are huge masses of ice and frozen water in summer, and warm water in winter throughout this cavern. In summer time, locals consume the cold water of this cave for heat stroke individuals. In the vicinity of this cave, there are mineral springs such as Taati, Garmeh Khouni, and Eesti, whose water is consumed as a kind of medical remedy.
Plans set for development of this region for attraction of tourists, has led this village to turn into a city based on the nationwide new divisions. Meanwhile, due to its rural fiber, Masouleh is also referred to as a village-city.

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Masouleh Village, Fuman

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Jun 01, 2014 5:51 am

This village is situated in the south west of Fuman, 63 kilometer from Rasht. It enjoys a moderate climate. Local architecture, springs, waterfalls, the ‘Rood Khan’ River and dense forests all make it an attractive tourism spot. Masouleh architecture is unique.
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Re: Masuleh village-Masouleh-Masooleh-Masole-Masoleh village

Postby Parvaneh » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:16 am

The village of Maasouleh is situated 55 kilometers from the Capital of Gilan Province, the city of Rasht. It is located in a mountainous region, covered with thick forests and paddy fields.

The village of Maasouleh complements the beauty and the scenic nature of Gilan Province, attracting thousands of Iranian and foreign tourists to this region every year. The tourists camp in this region for a while to refresh themselves. This beautiful village dates back to 8th Century AH. The unique landscape of this mountainous region, coupled with the ancient homes and monuments of this village; in addition to its mild climate have all created a highly attractive tourist attraction site.

The village of Maasouleh is situated at the rear end of the Caspian Sea coastal belt. A river runs across this valley, which originates from the pinnacle of a mountain, at the altitude of 3050 meters. This village is located 1050 meters above the sea level and the difference in the altitudes of the highest and lowest region of this village stands at over 120 meters. The construction of homes across the steeply inclined foothill has created a unique scene in the architecture of this village. In fact, in this village the majority of pavements are the roofs of houses. In other words, usually when we pass through a path we have stepped on the roofs of a number of houses. These paths are interconnected via stone-made stairs, which complement the beauty of the village more than ever.

The majority of houses are two-storey buildings, and the one-storey and three-storey buildings are rare in this village.

A large house in this village maintains a corridor, storage room, and tall steps, connecting the first floor with the second floor and the sitting room. The sitting room is a relatively large chamber for hosting the guests. There is also a smaller room for the permanent residence of the house dwellers. Meanwhile, another chamber in these houses serves as the winter quarter of the family. The small balcony of these houses looms over the beautiful landscape of this village. The smaller houses in the village are simpler in architecture.

Based on the tradition of locals, houses are made of sun-dried bricks, stones, wooden logs and wild fern in this village. Wild ferns grow in this village and its surroundings, and insulate homes against water.

Although this village is situated close to the sea, it is located in a high-altitude and mountainous region. Hence, it maintains a blend of mild mountainous and humid coastal climate. The tourists, who travel to this region, are enchanted by its moderate climate.

This village has a market, which is its trade center. This market is a four-storey building, and each of this village's regions is independently connected to this market. The market consists of blacksmith shops, grocery shops, bakeries, and knife making shops, while colorful puppets and hand-made socks in addition to other handicrafts are at display in this market. A number of traditional coffee shops are present in this village, hosting tourists with tea cups and local bread. In this village a blend of three Taleshi, Turki, and Gilaki cultures, on one hand, and the mountainous forests, on the other hand, are observed. It can be said that throughout the course of history, humans have adapted themselves with the nature and have created this residential region with its extraordinary architecture. In fact, a type of role model and pattern for residence has taken shape in this region, which is unique. Hence, Maasouleh was registered as a national historical monument in the year 1976.

The beauties of Maasouleh are unique. There are four pretty waterfalls in this village; and a large river originating from surrounding mountains runs across this village and pours into the Caspian Sea. The famous pinnacles of this village attract a large number of mountaineers every year. Also Maasouleh maintains summer quarters, which enjoy moderate climates.

One of the most astounding ice caves of Iran is situated twenty kilometers from the village of Maasouleh, at the height of 2500-meters above the sea level, within the Talesh Mountain Range. This cave maintains three gates, several tunnels, water ponds, and huge icicles. The cave is home to large masses of ice in summer and warm water ponds in winter.

In the summer season, the locals use the ice water of this cave for treatment of patients, suffering from heatstroke. In the vicinity of this cave there are mineral water springs, which remedy a number of ailments.

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