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The Story of Palangan Village

Palangan village is located in Kurdistan in west of Iran. This unique village is well-known for its unique style of architecture, and also its springs, waterfalls and other natural attractions.

Palangan is on the valley sides where its houses are made with stone and generally in a staircase, and the bottom of the house is the roof of the other house.


Palangan Village History

With the arrival of Cyrus the Great, many Jews were cast into the castle of the Palangan village and lived for many years in the castle as there were works of Jewish cemeteries near the garden of Sheikh Omar Palangan.

Local residents of this part of the castle The name of the neighborhood is Moses or the neighborhood of the Jews. Later Zoroastrians were in this castle.

Kurd , Kurdistan

Palangan Religion

When the Muslims invaded Iran, they attacked Palangan castle, either.  However, About three months, the castle was surrounded by Muslims which was captured finally.

But Muslims did not force the inhabitants of the castle to accept Islam and for centuries people of Palangan Village stayed on their old religion, which was the same religion as “Yari ‘al-Haq“, which was a branch of Zoroastrianism.

Palangan Attractions

Palangan Castle

Furthermore, Palangan Village is 15 km from the city of Kamyaran and the beginning of the Uraman region. However, it is in 800 meters height of the village in the beautiful Tangier Valley and in the foothills of Sheikh Alaeddin, Sheikh Khatun and Sheikh Omar, Palangan Castle, now its rooms, fire temples and old bridges.

Palangan Village , Kurdistan

Palangan Nomadic Migration

The warm weather summer and the spring of Palangan caused the nomadic migration to the altitudes of this village, which is accompanied by the implementation of many traditional Kurdish nomadic performances such as Geryan, Chapalah, and Siachamanah, attracting many tourists to this village.

Palangan , Kurdistan


Horse riding, bustling, barbers, Kusha Kusha and Chuck Chuck are the local games of the Palangan that take place in non-working days like autumn and winter in most of the alleys and landscapes of the village.

However, Palangan Village  is one of the 7 targeted villages in Kurdistan province, which after undergraduate studies turns into a tourist village without any changes in its texture.

Palangan , Kurdistan

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