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General view of Masuleh

Masuleh is a breathtakingly beautiful village located in the Talesh mountains. Although Masuleh is close to the Caspian Sea, it is 1050 meter above sea level.

The interesting about Masuleh are the streets. The village is so steep, they had to make the streets on top op the flat roofs of the houses below. Of course, it is impossible to enter Masuleh with a car. Maybe this is the reason why the original atmosphere of the villages has survived.

Masuleh streets The interesting street plan and the pleasant climate attract a lot of tourist to Masuleh in summer. Most of them are on a daytrip from Tehran.When you walk in the village, you'll see less and less tourists when you climb further up. When you've almost reached the end, you meet people who are very surprised to see a foreigner in their streets.

Pieter taking photographs

Streets on top of the roofs

Here you can see this street is actually on top of the roof of the houses below. Let's hope they made it strong enough.

Stairs going up

Anam Nemat Zadeh Bakery

This baker was complaining about the tourists: "Everybody wants to make a picture of my bakery, but nobody ever sends me a copy". We hope he likes the copy we sent him. And... we hope he doesn't mind his bakery is on the Internet now.

There are a lot of shops in Masuleh. We could buy all sorts of things to eat, so we decided to have a picknick instead of having lunch in some restaurant.


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