A historical, traditional town, Masouleh appears like a painting or post card with its yellow-colored houses surrounded by dreamy green forest lying amongst spectacular mountains. This eye-catching village is located in Gilan province, with a unique architecture in which the yard of the building above is the roof of the building below. As the first live historical city of Iran, Masouleh was registered as a National Heritage site in 1975.
The architecture of this town is Extrovert Architecture, which is typical in the north of Iran as there is a lot of green hills and mountains. Extrovert architecture recognizable in the houses which have lots of windows and balconies or open spatial layouts in general. These open layouts perform the function of an air conditioner for the houses and make great use of wind currents. This style has given the houses great flexibility of use.
Masouleh with its great age spanning 800 to 1000 years, with its fascinating architecture of wood, stone and adobe houses, attracts the eyes of any beholders.
This picturesque village is a haven to escape the hustle and bustle of major cities, waking up with the sound of the rooster and the aroma of freshly baked bread while being adjacent to wonderful scenery and pristine nature. In Mausoleh, vehicles are not allowed due to the particular structure of houses and stairways.
In Masouleh bazaar, there is a great opportunity to enter a world of paint and handicrafts, where artisans sell their own products such as beautiful, colorful dolls, rugs and etc. which makes it a great place to buy souvenirs.
With these extraordinary attractions, Masouleh village offers one of the best photography locations to take memorable photos. Do not forget your camera…