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 Shahkooh Village :( Part2)

nature of shahkooh village

From the architectural point of view, the mountainous village of Shahkooh, with a dense residential fabric, is situated on a mild slope. Houses of the village are usually built in one floor and have flat roofs covered by thatch and wood. Architecture of houses and function of their internal spaces are under the influence of the way the inhabitants live and their activities and are also in accordance with the regional mountainous weather. Materials used in the construction of these buildings are mostly stone, clay, adobe, and wood. Shahkooh village has two major neighborhoods namely Deh-mian, and Deh-darreh. The first one is the eldest neighborhood of the village which itself is divided into some smaller neighborhoods. Deh-darreh has some smaller neighborhood as well.

Thanks to its having several tourist attraction sites, Shahkooh village hosts a number of tourists during spring and summer. Several mountains in the vicinity of the village, such as the magnificent semi-forest mountain of Sarliseh 5 km northwest of the village, are among the natural tourist attractions of it. Many mountaineers travel to this region in order to climb the high mountains around Shahkooh.

Gavkoshan mountain range, with an altitude of 3813 meters above the sea level, 6 km southwest of the village, with its glaciers has multiplied the beauty and attractiveness of this region. Numerous springs in the vicinity of Shahkooh and green areas around them such as Zard Cheshmeh, Cheshmehsaar, Sorkhcheshmeh, Sangcheshmeh and the like can be regarded as some other natural tourist attractions in this region.

The seasonal river of Rudbar Daleh in the southern part of Shahkooh by the juniper trees on the surrounding heights has added to the splendor of natural scenes of this village.

There are some historical monuments near Shahkooh village such as Qezleq, and Robat Sefid inns. The British tourist, Rabino, who had lived in Iran for many years, has pointed to these two inns in his travelogue. These inns consisted of a hall, a tea-house or café, rooms, corridors and a cupola and were constructed of stone, brick, and plaster.

The clothes of Shahkooh people are nothing different from other parts of the country and they wear ordinary clothes. However, the middle-aged and the elderly residents wear regional Mazandarani clothes. And as the final point we would like to point out that Shahkooh village can be accessed through an asphalt road from the city of Gorgan.

Source: Iran English radio

Other links:

Historical Monuments, Golestan (Part 1)

Historical Monuments, Golestan (Part 2)

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