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Kang and Naamaq villages

kang village

Considering the geographical situation of Khorasan Razavi province there are various natural beauties in the region; however these attractions have mostly remained away from the eyes of tourists. The historical and beautiful villages of Kang and Naamaq are among these attractions. Stay tuned for more details on these villages.

The rural village of Kang is located on the southern slopes of Binalood Mountains 1700 meters from the sea level. The village is 19 kilometers away from the west of Torqabeh and 29 kilometers from the holy city of Mashhad. The Kang village is one of the rural villages of Khorasan Razavi province and it dates back to the pre-Islamic era. The ancient castle, “Qal’e Tigh Miyan”‌ castle, and “Robat Shah Abbasi”‌ guest house are indicative of the village’s old record.

The villagers speak in Farsi with the local dialect and are all Muslims and followers of the holy prophet’s Ahl-ul-Bayt.

Being located at the banks of the River Kang and adjacent to lofty mountains, the Kang village enjoys a moderate and cool weather. Since it has a steep-like configuration and its lands are not suitable for cultivation, gardening and such-like jobs prevail in the area. Cattle raising and carpet weaving are also popular among the villagers. The architecture of the village is like that of the Masooleh village. That is to say that the roof of one house is the yard of the other. Regarding the climate, the course of the winds and the direction of the sun shine, the houses are built on a northeast-southwest line to optimize energy consumption. The houses are covered with adobe and the genuine historical context of it has mostly preserved.

The rural village of Kang is a like a canvas of beautiful pictures in spring and summer. Every year many lovers of nature and mountaineers travel to the area to enjoy the pleasant climate of the village.

The graveyard of the village has old tombs with historical symbols and signs. On every grave there is a sign indicating the tribe, job and gender of the dead person. It is said that the first group of immigrants to the village were the “Miroon”‌ tribe from Sistan region in the east of Iran. Barberry, saffron, sugar candy and different fruits are some of the souvenirs of this village. There is a kind of local bread baked with potato and mountainous herbs.

naamaq village

Another village of Khorasan Razavi province is called “Naamaq”‌ with an altitude of 1765 meters from the sea level. This village is located near Kashmar town and it has a mild and semi-desert climate. The pre-Islamic remnants together with the Islamic monuments such as the cemetery, the old castle and the stone wall indicate the antiquity of the village. People of this village, too speak in Farsi with the local dialect.

They are the Muslims and followers of the Ahl-ul-Bayt of the prophet of Islam.

Majority of the residents of the Naamaq village make a living through agriculture, animal husbandry, gardening and so on. The most important products of the village include wheat, barley, vegetables, beet roots and legumes. Favorite climate of the region helps the inhabitants to grow apple, pear, apricot, grapes, peach, nectarine and mulberry. This village is located on a mountain and is surrounded by various heights. The Naamaq village is densely populated and has a very simple and nice architecture.

The high areas around the village are abundant with medicinal plants like thyme, barrage, hollyhock, etc. Among other attractions of the village mention can be made of the farmlands called “Kalleh Baghi”‌, “Kalateh Hossein Abad va Zaman Abad”‌, “Kalateh Shazdeh va Ali Abad”‌, and “Kalateh Esmail Abad.”‌

The lands and pastures around the village are the habitats of fox, jackal, wolf, rabbit, leopard and partridge.

Besides natural beauties the village of Naamaq has some historical attractions such as the mausoleum of Sheikh Abolhassan Naamaqi which is located on a green plain 500 meters from the village. In addition to this we can mention the remnants of an old fortress called “Kamar Qal’e.”‌ There are two graveyards belonging to the pre-Islamic and Islamic periods, too. The village has three mosques which have got a remarkable traditional architecture.

It is good to know that the most important handicrafts of the village are its carpets which can be taken as souvenir.

Source: .irib.ir

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