Photo: Palangan village traditionally welcomes spring

Palangan is a village in western province of Kurdistan which has a pristine nature with fantastic architecture. They welcome spring by celebrating Iran’s new year, Nowrouz in their tradition.


Palangan is a village in western province of Kurdestan

Palangan is a village which is 47 kilometers away from Kamyaran, located to the north-west of it. This village is spread over both sides of a valley. All of the houses are made of stone and like a staircase they are in a continuous pattern, i.e. the roof of one house is the yard of another house. This village is one of the most beautiful villages of the province not only because of its unique architecture, but also because of its beautiful nature. It is located beside a river which flows into the Sirwan River.
This area was one of the important regions of Kurdistan from Saljooqi period on and Palangan Castle which is next to the village over a mountain bears witness to this claim.

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