Masouleh Village
Masouleh Village
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  • Lisa P
    Tehran, Iran143 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Well managed World Heritage Site
    There are many villages when they het touristic they lose their authenticity and even the architecture of the village ir the attitude of its inhabitants start to change and the village loses its identity but this is not the case in Massouleh Village. I would highly recommend visitibg it however its better to avoid the holidays. I went there in the Fall as well as in the Spring, the road is well paved, clean and very scenic. Enjoy sitting to have Ash or some tea, also breakfast is good. Please buy local handicrafts and local products to help maintain this site.
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written June 5, 2023
  • Iolanda Guerra e Andrade
    Lisbon, Portugal3,757 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Quite a charming village ...
    Despite having already visited similar villages in Iran, Masouleh has a somewhat peculiar charm to it. It is " embedded" in the mountain like many, but possibly because of having been considered of cultural interest, the access to the upper levels was made easier, without affecting its original architectural characteristics. We visited it on a Friday and therefore the village was very lively, with many artisans outside their vending places selling the traditional woolen socks, the handicrafted dolls, the regional cakes and several specialties of the area. To get one of the best views over the village ensemble we had to climb up a steep pathway leading to the hill cemetery, but it was worth it. Try one of the tea houses on the upper part and just look downn and around and I am sure you won't be deceived by the experience ...
    Visited June 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written July 17, 2023
  • Mostafa Baghian
    Tehran, Iran21 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Masouleh
    Masouleh is a city in Fuman County, Gilan province, Iran. Historical names for the city include Māsalar and Khortāb. It was founded in the 10th century. The village itself has a difference in elevation of 100 meters.
    Visited March 2024
    Traveled as a couple
    Written March 16, 2024
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Lisa P
Tehran, Iran143 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Jun 2023 • Family
There are many villages when they het touristic they lose their authenticity and even the architecture of the village ir the attitude of its inhabitants start to change and the village loses its identity but this is not the case in Massouleh Village. I would highly recommend visitibg it however its better to avoid the holidays. I went there in the Fall as well as in the Spring, the road is well paved, clean and very scenic. Enjoy sitting to have Ash or some tea, also breakfast is good. Please buy local handicrafts and local products to help maintain this site.
Written June 6, 2023
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Shahrzad sh
United Arab Emirates1,871 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2020
This village is one of the most beautiful places in Iran. Diamonds in the lush forests of northern Iran. The houses are built as mineral steps. Here, each season has its own beauty. The people here are very kind and hospitable. We love Masuleh‌ very much.😍😍
Written September 15, 2021
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Ahmad Sarikhani
Tehran, Iran16 contributions
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Aug 2018
Masouleh is located in the southwest of Guilan province, 65 km from Rasht. This steppe village is located on the eastern side of the Talesh Mountains. This place, which has become world renowned for its architecture, has been built in the mountains and the view of its bridges in the lush green slopes of the mountains and the "Masouleh Rudkhan" river flowing through Al Qaer Valley, from the most delightful and spectacular landscapes of Gilan and Iran.
Written February 15, 2019
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seyedmousa
Tehran, Iran675 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Sep 2020 • Family
near to rasht and fooman city is the green view the Massoleh mountain city with the cuisine of guilan's food
Written September 6, 2020
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seyedmousa
Tehran, Iran675 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Jul 2020 • Family
a good mountain foothills with regional cuisine foods ( baghela ghatoogh , mirzaemi , torshetareh and etc.) in south of guilan province
Written December 27, 2020
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J3988QLTraveller
Singapore71 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Dec 2013 • Solo
Masuleh is a breathtaking beautiful village, is about 35 km from Fuman and 60 km from Rasht. The interesting thing about Masuleh Village are the streets and is very unique in the world. The streets are actually on top of the flat roofs of the houses below. That is why cars are not allowed to enter the Village. Amazing! There are waterfalls, small rivers that totally created a beautiful and eye-catching natural landscape. Is registered as historical towns in the historical & cultural heritage. When I arrived in the evening, it was cold and snowing. I hardly see anyone around except for a guy on a motorbike. I travel with my local guide. There is a 3 stars hotel there but I choose to stay in one of the houses there to experience the local living. My guide asked that guy on a motorbike and he actually have an accommodation to rent out. He took us to view the place and I decided to take it. It's a 2 storey house and I took the ground floor. It's like a one bedroom apartment with washing machine, kitchen utensils, hot water bath, 2 heaters, mattress and blankets are provided. The floor are layered with carpets. There even have a TV! The price is reasonable and affordable. I spend a night there as it was getting dark when I arrived. Sunset around 5pm in the Winter. There is a mosque, supermarket, souvenir shops, tea-shops are open. But many shops are closed because it's off peak season. I was the only foreigner there and just a handful of local tourist, probably less than 20 people! The local people I met there are very friendly. It was cold so we walk into this tea-shop to have tea and get ourselves warm. I saw a guy standing by the fire stove eating bread with something. And he tear a piece of paper thin bread and scoop something from the tub (I found out it was potatoe salad) and offered to me. I tried it and it was the beginning of my love for potatoe salad. I tried to have potatoe salad with bread everyday for the rest of my trip :) We could not find a restaurant that is open so we ended buying potatoe salad and bread for our dinner and breakfast and some fruits from the supermarket there. The next morning I woke up to a breathtaking view of Masuleh Village and the view from Masuleh Village. Don't miss this Masuleh Village! It's so beautiful, even my local guide never see anything like that before in winter. He came other season but this is the first time he see snows in Masuleh Village. Enjoy the pictures I attached herewith.
Written January 15, 2014
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seyedmousa
Tehran, Iran675 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2017
in the north of IRAN and Gillan province about after go away from Rasht and Fooman cities you arrive to Massoleh near to mountain ( Alborz mountain ) that it's cooler than the city where can you walk and give photo and have the lacal foods ( Gillanian foods )
Written July 30, 2018
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Anna D
Aberdeen, UK109 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Aug 2015 • Couples
My bf and I arrived at the place before sunset. We found accommodation and when we were ready to go out it was already dark but woohoo! This place looks just amazing at the evening. With all the lights on, buzzing with Iranian tourist, with all restaurants and cafe and souvenir shops open till late! I fell in love! Although it's not easy to get here when your a budget traveller please stop at this village for a moment because its beautiful!
Written November 15, 2015
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BrendaPierce
Seattle, WA31 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Oct 2014 • Friends
On the day we went to Masouleh, it had been raining and it was cold(ok, it was in the low 60's, but cold compared to the 90's we had experienced only a few days before in the south!), but as we wound our way up the mountain road to the village, the mist lifted just enough to see the village clinging to the mountainside. What a sight! It's a unique village with a stream rushing past it, and the buildings are all stacked on top of one another - the roof of one building is the front "yard" or walkway of the one on top. It's winding pathways will lead you past shops offering touristy items for sale, but at least stop and have a look. Also, stop and have some tea, maybe a hooka, and just enjoy the view. We stopped at a bakery that offered a really yummy spice cake that we had with our tea. It can be a strenuous hike up, but take your time, its worth it.
Written October 18, 2014
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MeysM
Santa Rosa, CA209 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
May 2015 • Family
Masouleh or Masuleh is an old little city with a history of about 1000 years, and a population of about 600. The city has preserved its traditional and historic form (mostly because of bans on construction).

Many people have retained their traditional craftsmanship, for example little dolls, specific to Masouleh.

Local pastry is very delicious: try their ginger biscuits and Kaka (common in all Gilan province).

The entrance fee is about $2 for a car!
Written May 18, 2015
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