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A Rock Hotel in Iran

Kandovan is the name of a village in the north west of Iran, which has been made 6000 years ago in mountains. The houses are completely in rock, so walls, floors, and rooftops are made out of rock. It's the only rock village in the world which has still people living in it. The village has got 700 population. There are 100 houses in this village. The houses are 60 metres high and have 2-4 floors. The cattle also are kept in rock barns. There is also a mosque with 5 floors, the 1st floor is used for saying prayers. The residents of the village raise cattle and bees and sell honey, herbal plants, and handicrafts. The best time of year to visit Kandovan is in September. I've seen this place in person, and it's such an amazing site to visit.

There is a rock hotel in this village which has been constructed in 2005. It took 8 years to construct this wonderful place. Its name is "Laleh Kandovan Hotel". If we translate the name in English, it means "The Tulip of Kandovan Hotel". It's the 3rd rock hotel in the world. At first it had only 10 rooms but then 40 other rooms were added to welcome more guests and tourists. The hotel is a 4-star hotel but has got facilities of the 5-star hotels. It has got pool, sauna and jacuzzi, cyber cafe, restaurant, cofee shop, parking lot, and TV and sattelite.

I'd love to spend a night at this hotel, what about you?

























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