Skip to content Skip to footer

Darling, there is someone on the roof

Here’s a wonderful, multi-layer story and video about a place in Iran where some traditions may look strange to many, but upon investigation make perfect sense, and maybe something that could be adapted all across the planet.

Masuleh Iran is a Masuleh Persian: ماسوله, also Romanized as Māsūleh, Masoleh and Masouleh is a village in the Sardar-e Jangal District, in Fuman County, Gilan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 554 individuals from 180 families. Historical names for the city include Māsalar and Khortāb. What makes them so interesting is the architecture. Someone’s house can sit atop someone else’s house. Or, one of the houses may be a cafe rather than a house. It’s a clever and striking way of using space in the most optimal of ways. And, since Masuleh is some distance away from Tehran and other bigger cities, visitors might see a different side of Iran.

If you want to visit, it will take some time and you’ll need a vehicle. And, although Persian (Farsi) is the predominant and official language of Iran, a number of languages and dialects from three language families—Indo-European, Altaic, and Afro-Asiatic—are spoken. Roughly three-fourths of Iranians speak one of the Indo-European languages. You might want to hire a translator / guide, or be sure to have Farsi loaded on to your phone so that you can translate real-time.

Note: be sure to check your country’s travel advisories before you leave.

Some content is courtesy of Wikipedia.

Emirate fly to Iran, and all across the globe. Click here to book your tickets.

Stay at the relaxing Tehran Boutique Hotel. Click here to book.

As ever, Tripadvisor has lots for you to do in Tehran and beyond. Click here to look and book.

Worldwide Insure can cover you in Iran. Click here to book your policy.

Leave a comment