Zanjan, the capital of Zanjan Province in Iran, with an area of 21733 square kilometers, lies 298 km north-west of Tehran on the main highway to Tabriz and Turkey and approximately 125 km from the Caspian Sea. The city is located about 20 kilometers south of the Qaflankuh Mountain Range. According to a census run on 2016, it carried a population of 521,302 people; this proves Zanjan as the 20th largest city in Iran. The population of Zanjan consists mostly of Iranian Azeris who can also speak the Azerbaijani language. Zanjan’s population are the happiest one among the people of 30 other provinces in Iran, according to a detailed survey conducted by Isna.
People used to know Shilandar as Chilandareh but they have changed this name to Chelangar, Chellandar and Chilandar over time. Anyway, it is another one of Iran beautiful tourist village with stepped architecture, mountaineous climate and known as the Land of Butterflies. Also abundance of waterfalls has added to the beauty of the countryside and helps the picturesque scenes better catch the eye of viewers.In the past, the village was home to indigenous peasants, and with the favorable climate of animal husbandry, agriculture, and gardening, people in the old way needed their livelihoods.
It is 64 kilometers northwest of Zanjan province. The architecture of Shilandar Village is similar to Masuleh in Gilan; meaning that the village rests on rooftops. Located in a mountainous area with a quite cool mountainous climate, all the times with adobe buildings and energetic inhabitants, it’s looking forward to receive its nice guests not just from Iran other cities, but from overseas as well.
As one of the most beautiful villages in Zanjan province, it is in fact the “Land of Butterflies”. Via Zanjan-Tarom Road and after passing through the village of Taham and Ali Abad (in most parts dirty and meandering) you reach this fantastic village with is splendid views.
There are many rivers and springs in Shilandar Village; each of which has its own beauty that provide you with cool fresh water or a nice picnic spot with swimming equipment such as swimsuit and towel.
The orchards here are the best bed for growing hazelnut, walnut and mulberry, AS Visitors can take hazelnut and walnut home as souvenirs. Among its produsts, espscially white and red berries draw butterflies to the region; though There are many of them amongst the flowers, grass and trees, too. As, their other nice nests are the 50-year-old mulberry and blackberry trees. There are also some old trees in the village that so far have survived. Most of them are cherry, cedar, pine, oak and apple trees.
This village is a collection of rare beauties: from its fantastic gardens and springs and waterfall (21 meters high, creating a nice recreation spot for its lovers )to the natural attractions all around the village; including the 8-square-kilometer-wide plain of Shilandar Village, mostly beautiful in spring and summer, covered in flowers such as Abbasi and Tulip. All these must be added to a variety of animals, including eagles, hawks, vultures, foxes, wolves, bears, otter, owls, wild horses and snakes.That’s why every now and then the around heights of Shillander Village so tenderly summens each photo lover just to record the spectacular views of these many heaven beauties by camera.Another significant spot here is Shillander itself, the highest peak near the village that attracts mountaineering enthusiasts every year to conquer this beautiful height. This mount is located at an altitude of 2450 meters above sea level; to the heights of which, can reach by help of Mountaineering equipment set such as a suitable shoe, hiking stick, and windbreaker.
Like Zanjan the climate of Shilandar Village is very cold and even a few degrees colder. Due to this matter the best months to travel to this historic village are from May to September. In fact, within other seasons there is heavy rainfall and snow, that makes the entrance road to the village so rough.
As one of the 10 staircases places of, Shillander Village has especial style of living appropriate to the nature surrounded it. In its structures mostly wood, brick and mud brick, has been used; though today the main part of them are vacant. All of the houses in Shillander have one bedroom, a kitchen, bread ovens, traditional toilets and a reception area that greatly show the antiquity and Iranianity of the architectural styles and plans.
Any way upon planning to spend the night in this beautiful village, you can rent out one of these fabulous houses in the village; you may also experience the night in the pristine nature of Shilander Village by camping and using the needed tools like tents, sleeping bags and so on.
AS there are not many facilities in this antique village, it is better to have camping and picnic supplies such as a travel tent, sleeping bag, drinking water, a power bank, a monopad, cash, food and snacks, waste plastic and swimwear. Also don’t forget to drive here, with your car full of fuel.
Those travelers who are seeking to visit a unique and special place, Shilandar Village of Zanjan can be the right place. Although this place might not be known amongst the tourists of Iran, it is highly recommended to be visited. The amazingly unique experience of that will last on your mind, even for a lifetime. So, we offer you to stay in Iran a bit longer and plan to visit some special and unique attractions of Iran, like the rare tranquil Shilandar Village.
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