Welcome to Masuleh
At least a millennium old, Masuleh is one of Iran’s most famous villages – and hence one of its most touristed. Picture-postcard perfect, the earth-coloured houses are stacked photogenically on top of one another like giant Lego blocks, clinging to a mountainside so steep that the roof of one house forms the pathway for the next. In summer, local and foreign tourists swarm like ants across the village's rooftops and through its narrow passageways. To avoid the coach-tour hordes, stay overnight, hike the surrounding mountains, or visit in winter when few others come. Note that there is an IR30,0000 'tax' to enter the village.