The Uncharted Sar Agha Seyed Village
Aside from an exceptional few number of travellers have ever heard about the beautifully organic Sar Agha Seyed Village, an even more exceptional number of them have had the chance to experience the rare unvisited destination. Sar Agha Seyed is an extremely rural village, a few centuries old, located in the Zagros Mountain range. Its phenomenal step-like architecture is very similar to that seen in the more popular Masuleh Village , up North. The culture of this tiny community is very untouched and has maintained its traditional heritage for many years. Come along with goingIRAN to learn and discover more about this destination!
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This hidden gem of the Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province is rarely visited by outsiders. Seeing that it takes a forty to fifty kilometre off-road drive to get there, this comes to no surprise. Even local garbage trucks don’t make the trip out here. Life in this green mountainous grove is very rural and simple. Interestingly, all of the homes’ doors open to the same view, facing the same direction, due to their stacked nature. Surrounded by marvellously rich and undisturbed natural environment, this tucked away village, in its beautiful tranquility, gives its residence and visitors a true taste of bliss. In this exceptional destination, not many things exists that can distract one from appreciating life in its truest essence.
Out all of the modern amenities, this village only has electricity. There are no schools, no tap water, no hospitals and definitely not very good cellphone reception. Having the most minimal amenities, this beautiful village has a very laidback lifestyle. The locals here make a living off of agriculture, raising sheep and cattle, and mining salt. The women, aside from doing the former jobs, spend their daytime gathering wood for cooking and warming up their homes, as well as weaving rugs and tapestries and making handicrafts. Everybody dresses in traditional Bakhtiari clothing and speak Bakhtiari.
There are currently no public accommodations in this village; however locals accept guests and visitors to their community with open arms. Whether tourists choose to camp out in their tents in the beautiful landscape or stay at a local family’s home, they will have a very unique experience. If you decide to come here be sure to respect the people’s culture, traditions and land. It is very important to remember to not leave and garbage behind for the hard working locals. The best times to visit are the warmer seasons, as comes winter; the only road to the village is completely blocked and covered with heavy snow.
Population: 1,360, in 208 families (2006)
Province: Chaharmahal & Bakhtiari
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