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The Village of Yoush

the village of yoush

The village of Yoush is in the environs of the Baladeh District of the city of Noor in Mazandaran Province. This village has a historical background and according to existing evidence, it dates back to Sassanid era. This village is situated 105 kilometers south of the city of Amol. The village has a moderate climate, especially during summer and is cold in winter to the extent that at times it is blanketed under a meter of snow. To arrive in the village of Yoush, there are two routes, the first of which starts from the Chalous Highway. On this route to Yoush village one encounters a number of beautiful mountainous gorges, evergreen valleys, and scenic landscape. The residents of Yoush village speak Persian in the local Youshi dialect. The village is located in a beautiful valley, and is surrounded by the towering Alborz mountain range. In order to prevent the penetration of moisture, houses here are usually built over 50-centimeter high platforms. In the past, these houses were built with sun-dried bricks and mud. But, today, they use blocks, bricks, and cement for construction of houses. In the past, roofs were flat and were covered with wooden and mud-and-straw bars. But, today, aluminum is used for tinned roofs.

The region around Yoush is covered with various types of plants, namely locoweed, cow parsnip, hedge-mustard, mint, and nettle. There are also different types of trees in Yoush including white poplar, willows, and lombardy poplar. Beautiful hazelnut, cherry, apricot, walnut, and apple orchards are situated around the village. Yoush’s economy is based on gardening, animal husbandry, and apiculture. The city of Baladeh, which is located seven kilometers from Yoush, is considered as the nearest market for the residents of this village. Rural dwellers sell their surplus livestock and agricultural products in this market and procure their needs. Items such as lentils, cheese, dry whey, wool, potatoes, wheat, woolen socks, and women’s traditional knitting are the products of Yoush that are supplied in local markets. The local dishes include different kinds of stews, rice, soup, confectionary, traditional bread, pickles, and jams. Yoush handicrafts include spinning, preparing wrapper for bedclothes, traditional carpentry, and making of traditional ovens.

The tourist attraction sites in this village include the mountains of Sarno, Ali-Chaal, Mazouband, Sorkh-Band, Ashli, and Sarchaal.

 There are fourteen springs in and around Yoush, including Baala-Mahaleh; Payeen-Mahaleh, and Cheshmesar springs. The Ozroud River passes through the southern corner of this village, and has created a beautiful and evergreen landscape in its surroundings. In addition to its ancient fiber and especial architecture, this village has accommodated a number of historical sites. The Kia-Davoud Zoroastrian Temple, the Jameh Mosque, the mausoleums of two of the Prophet's descendants, named Seyyed Amin and Seyyed Jalal, an ancient bathroom, and the house of the poet Nima Youshij, are the most important historical attractions of this village. The beautiful Yoush valley and its scenic landscape have added to the beauty of Yoush village. The historical Baladeh castle, en route to this village, is a favorite site for tourists.

nima youshij’s home

Nima Youshij’s ancestral home and birthplace is in fact the most important historical site of Yoush village. This house has an area of 700 square meters and includes a central yard, surrounded by several rooms that have been decorated with brickworks, plasterworks, and pretty sash windows. The said house has been turned into the Nima Youshij Museum with due efforts of the Mazandaran Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts, and Tourism Organization. This building is considered as a historical site and has been registered and enlisted among Iran’s historical monuments. This museum displays Nima Youshij's and his family’s belongings, documents, photographs, and pictures, hand-written texts, and library.

Source: irib.ir

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