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Travel experts say that from the moment you set off, the journey begins and when you travel, the destination is always an excuse. The main goal is to go, to go and to go… to see and to see! However, on the road of Masouleh village in Gilan, this statement proves its accuracy. In summer, the beauty of Masouleh village road is exemplary.
According to a tradition, the historical monument of Masouleh belongs to the Sassanid period, Which has been renovated in different periods to make it look so amazing and beautiful on the mountain shoulders today.
Masuleh is a village surrounded by mountains and fog. Due to the special structure of Masouleh village, no motor vehicle is able to come inside this village. The village’s local market is open until late at night, and tourists can buy their own souvenirs.
Nature cannot be seen from distant and stare at the wonder of vast landscapes. You must reach from the part to the whole. From old wooden windows to beautifully colored vases in the window arches that invite the eye to watch a range of countless colors. In the construction of wooden railings of houses and lodging houses, a special delicacy has been used that attracts the eyes of every viewer.
Houses in this village
You may not have ever seen a house ride on the shoulders of another house and the roof of one house become the yard of another. Houses in Masuleh village are made of wood, clay and stone and they are usually built on two floors.
Some villages in Kurdistan province are similar to these houses.
The international fame of this place has reached all over the world and for the reason Masouleh is never empty of Iranian and foreign tourists.
The marketplace and the nested and paved alleys have a different sight, and everything from handicrafts to wooden constructions are made in the antique style.
Masouleh marketplace is in the center of this village and is one of the most interesting sights in this village for those who are interested in old buildings.
Every year, many tourists come to this market and see products such as metal tools and traditional accessories, rug, local food, pickles, jams and other handicrafts of Gilan province that are produced by the people of this village.
In the Masouleh village, various handicrafts such as Camouflage doll texture, weaving scarves, hats and woolen socks, carpet weaving, rug weaving, jajim weaving, sewing and quilting, embroidered plinth and felt weaving are more or less common, but today the felt weaving is almost obsolete and embroidery is more common in the form of decorative embroidery.
Embroidery is one of the very old handicrafts of Gilan, which is also called charaq doozoi. Chamoosh or Charaq is a very old base and its construction and use is nearly several thousand years old in Gilan. In ancient times, Chamoosh was made of various types of leather, which were usually sewn without heels. The strapped chamois has an eagle tip and inverted, and the strapped chamois has no straps or straps.
In the past, most of the villagers, ranchers and farmers of Gilani used chamoosh as shoes, but with the advent of all kinds of machine shoes, the use of chamoosh is almost obsolete and the chamoosh industry is declining. This shoe is no different for the left and right foot, and the foot feels cool inside.
One of the handicrafts of Masouleh, which is like Chamoosh dates back to a thousand years ago, is making knives, scissors, scythes, hammers, plows, tripods. Such iron tools that due to the existence of iron mines around Masouleh, this type of handicrafts has long been common in Masouleh. Today only one or two hardware tools workshops can be seen in it.
Today, Masouleh is one of the tourist areas of Gilan province, which receives thousands of domestic and foreign tourists every year, especially in summer. Masouleh village has a cool and good climate and beautiful and stunning nature. The lush mountains and beautiful waterfalls on its river called Masuleh Rudkhan are very beautiful manifestations of natural tourism.
It can be said that in fact everything in Masouleh village is spectacular. It is like a museum where every object can be pondered, visited and understood. Masuleh is like that every time you visit it, you find new sights…
This clip was made by “Shahin Niromand” from Masouleh village.
Is there a ceremony held in this village?
Muharram ceremony is held.
What is the best time to travel to Masouleh?
The best season is from May to November.
What kinds of trips is this village suitable for?
This village is suitable for family and friendly travel.
Where is the address of Masuleh village?
This village is located in the southwest of Rasht. After the Fooman city, you have to travel 35 km to reach Masouleh.