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The Historical City of Masouleh

Date of Submission: 09/08/2007
Criteria: (ii)(iii)(iv)(v)
Category: Cultural
Submitted by:
ranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization
State, Province or Region:
City of Masouleh- Gilan Province
Ref.: 5204

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This city has an age of eight hundred to a thousand years. The existence of numerous graveyards inner and outside of the city proves its old texture. Storied and terracing plan of the city is in parallel to the mountain slope. The combination of such architecture with natural landscapes can be a national and international touristy center and the only way of the inhabitants' living. As the all people could directly see the main façade of houses, the local artists and artisans did their best in this part of building.

Statements of authenticity and/or integrity

The traditional and untouched architecture of some houses.

Comparison with other similar properties

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