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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Stair Stepped Villages Palangan - Iran

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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 house. This village is one of the most beautiful villages of the province not only because of its unique architecture, but also because of its beautiful nature. It is located beside a river which flows into the Sirwan River. This area was one of the important regions of Kurdistan from Saljooqi period on and Palangan Castle which is next to the village over a mountain bears witness to this claim. (source: Islamic Republic of Iran's Minister of Interior).

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Kurdish locals crossing bridge spanning their village [Palangan, Iran]

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Snow Covers Palangan Village in Iran's Kurdestan Province 
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