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Sir Agha Seyed Koohrang Village, A Land In The Style Of Stepped Houses

Most of us Iranians are familiar with the stepped architecture of Masouleh village . Although this village represents this style of mountain architecture for us, but in the corners of the mountains of Iran, there are many village houses that are mounted on the mountain slopes with a special stair architecture. 

A beautiful and spectacular example of this style of house building is the village of Sir Agha Seyed in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, which is located in the Zagros Mountains.

 In this area, there are shrines with the name of Sir Agha Seyed and the name of the village is united with the name of this religious place.

 Travel with us on the slopes of the Zagros Mountains to adventure together in this pleasant village and its spectacular architecture.

Geographical location of Sir Agha Seyed village

Sir Agha Seyed is located in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province, Koohrang city and in Miankuh Mogoi village. This village is 45 km northwest of Chelgard, the center of Koohrang city; Also, if you go from Shahrekord to this village, you have to drive 134 km in a northwest direction.

If you walk through Chelgard, you should move to the northwest and on the path leading to Sheikh Ali Khan Falls; Then you pass the village of Sheikh Ali Khan and continue on your way; Finally, you enter the path leading to the ice cave. 

Do not forget that after passing the village of Sheikh Ali Khan, the road becomes almost inconvenient and you will have a dirt and uneven path with many twists and turns. 

In fact, the pristine nature of this village has spread to the road leading to it, and there is no news of asphalt roads in this area. Depending on the condition of your car and how you drive, the time to get to your destination will vary; But to reach the village, it is about 1 to 2 hours away from Chelgard.

Journey to Masuleh in the Zagros Mountains

Sir Agha Seyed village - Photo by Arghavan Salehi
Sir Agha Seyed village – Photo by Arghavan Salehi

Sir Agha Seyed is the true definition of the village, which in today’s tumultuous world, still remains the beauty and simplicity of the past. The characteristics of urbanization and the world of technology have not been able to penetrate this village and destroy its pristine face.

 In this village, ancient cultures still have a pulsating pulse, and the simple rural intimacy, as it were in the past, like the links of a chain, has kept the people of Deh together.

 The stepped texture of the houses has increased this pure rural intimacy among the residents of Sir Agha Seyed. The first feature of this village, which fascinates you after its architecture, is the good morals of the locals. 

The traditional habits of rural life in this area of ​​Koohrang remain strong: if you walk around the village, you will see that people are still eager to wear beautiful and colorful local clothes.

There is no definition of telephone antenna in this village; Therefore, during your stay in this village, you should forget the mobile phone and, like in previous decades, experience a special and simple life for a few days.

 This trip is a good opportunity to get acquainted with the rural atmosphere and instead of car horns and annoying urban noises, hear the sounds of local music and the soothing reverberation of rural accents, and instead of smoke and pollution in the fragrant air, walk and spend your day with healthy and simple rural food. Reach for the night.

Stairs that go up to the sky

Sir Agha Seyed village - Photo by Morteza Namvar
Sir Agha Seyed village – Photo by Morteza Namvar

The architecture of Sar Agha Seyed village, like other stepped villages in Iran, has an extraordinary charm; This attraction is one of the factors that motivates travel to this area. Staircase architecture is formed in the walls of the mountain; Numerous rows of country houses fill the mountain slopes, and the roof of each house becomes its upper courtyard.

 This sharing of roof and floor has brought the residents of Sir Agha Seyed village and other stepped villages closer. Staircase architecture allows less land to be devoted to housing; As a result, less damage is done to nature and agricultural lands.

If you look at the landscape of Sir Agha Seyed village, you will see a collection of simple houses with a blue, green, brown or yellow wooden door. The foot of the mountain is adorned with these houses like a canvas; It is as if the houses are lined up behind each other to reach the heart of the sky. 

These houses are built only of clay and wood; There are no windows on their walls and doors are the only way to communicate with the outside world. 

This scene becomes more attractive when a clothesline is tied in front of each house and colorful rustic clothes give life to the frame in front of you. It would be great to capture such a view with a camera lens.

The mountain village of Sir Agha Seyed is also very spectacular at night. The lights of the houses are like lanterns hanging on a mountain wall.

The soothing simplicity of Imamzadeh Sir Agha Seyed

Sir Agha Seyed village - Photo by Ali Samadi
Sir Agha Seyed village – Photo by Ali Samadi

One of the sights of this village, which is located in the heart of the Zagros Mountains, is the Imamzadeh court of the village. The green dome of Seyyed Aghaeisi court is one of the main symbols of the village and is known as “Imamzadeh Sir Agha Seyed”. 

The existence of this spiritual place has given identity to the village and is one of its attractions. This Imamzadeh dates back to more than 600 years ago; This high antiquity indicates the life of Sir Agha Seyed village in this area. 

The people of the village have a strong belief in the Imamzadeh of Sir Agha Seyyed and strongly believe in the power of this spiritual court. The villagers will tell you very interesting stories about this Imamzadeh and his miracles.

 In the heart of the staircase of the village, this shrine with its beautiful simplicity of green dome and golden garlands, will give you a pleasant peace .

Village salt spring

There is a spring 20 km from the village of Sir Agha Seyed, which the residents of Deh Around have filled with holes. These holes are known as salt ponds. The ponds are built in such a way that the flow of spring water collects in them to be a place for salt harvesting and income of the villagers. 

The pleasure of being by the spring and watching the multitude of small white pools, will not be without pleasure in traveling to this village.

Experience local delicacies

Sir Agha Seyed village - Photo by Mohammad Najafi
Sir Agha Seyed village – Photo by Mohammad Najafi

Tasting fresh rural food and snacks has always been fascinating and exciting for urbanites. Sar Agha Seyed village, like other parts of Iran, is full of delicacies that are specific to this climate and are prepared by the people of Deh. 

In this Bakhtiari land, how can you not taste the original kebab of this people? Kebab Bakhtiari is one of the pure foods of Sir Agha Seyed village. The locals cook this food with fresh meat and are professional in cooking it.

Another delicious dish of Sir Agha Seyed is a kind of tonic soup that is made with mountain plants and doogh. This soup is known as “Kardeh”. If you enjoy eating soup, be sure to try the soup. This soup is made by combining dough noodles with beans, vegetables and original animal oil and has a wonderful taste.

The aroma of local bread in Deh space is one of the most enjoyable experiences of staying in the village. In the village of Sar Agha Seyed, there is a special local bread that is prepared with oak fruit.

 Sir Agha Seyed is one of the areas where green oak trees have grown in the corners of this mountainous land. The villagers, with the help of the kernel of this fruit and its mill, produce a special kind of flour and will give you a fragrant and tasty loaf of bread.

The beloved cultures and traditions of the Aghasids

Sir Agha Seyed village

In this region of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari, the pristine and primitive face of the village is evident in its nature as well as in the type of housing, work, clothing, Lori dialect and the way of life of the people.

 As soon as you enter the village, you will notice the traditional and attractive coverage of the locals, which still has the color of the past. The beauty of the clothes of the women and girls of this village is exemplary among the local Iranian clothes.

The people of Deh have not neglected the colors in sewing this traditional dress. Valuable and beautiful fabrics are still worn on them, clothes that include all the components of Bakhtiari traditional clothing.

 The glittery vests, elastic, pants and long shirts adorn the beautiful Bakhtiari woman and show the beautiful tradition and culture of this people in the type of clothing. 

The men’s clothing of Sir Agha Seyed village is not far from the tradition. Special pants, shirts, waist scarves, giwa and chogha make the image of a man from the village of Sir Agha Seyed to show the importance of traditional clothing, one of the living cultures in this area.

Another beautiful culture of this village that fascinates you is a beautiful wave of local music, songs and dances that you will enjoy hearing and seeing. 

Old and traditional instruments are still alive in this village and the sound of Lori nomadic songs resounds on the slopes of this mountain village. On special occasions, you can watch local folk dances and enjoy the crystallization of Iranian culture.

In which season of the year should we go to Sir Agha Seyed village?

Sir Agha Seyed village - Photo by Mohammad Najafi
Sir Agha Seyed village – Photo by Mohammad Najafi

The best time to visit this village is spring and summer. The freshness and freshness of spring makes Mr. Seyed’s head spectacular; Also in this season you can see the migration of nomads to Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari summers.

 Summer is one of the happiest seasons in Sir Agha Seyed village. With the cool mountainous climate of this village, it is possible to compete with the exhausting radiation of the sun.

But in autumn and winter, due to heavy snowfall in this mountainous climate, the roads leading to it are blocked. The villagers are also waiting for spring with very limited facilities so that they can reconnect with the surrounding cities as the snow dam melts.

A few kilometers from the village of Sir Agha Seyed

One of the attractions of the trip is that in addition to sightseeing in the destination, we also go to the tourist attractions around it. During your stay in the village of Sar Agha Seyed, do not miss the attractions around this area by walking a few kilometers. 

Nearby sights of this village include Chama Ice Cave, Sheikh Ali Khan Waterfall and Chelgard Ski Slope.

At the end…

To start your trip to the village of Sir Agha Seyed, keep in mind that you are on your way to one of the most pristine areas of Iran. This area has the basic facilities of a simple rural life and the way of life in it will be different from what many of us have experienced. 

In fact, the people of these ten bring the morning to the night in the style of the old days; Therefore, do not expect that, like many villages, the basic urban facilities have spread to Mr. Seyed.

 In this mountainous village, you have to experience a life free of technology and urban symbols and live in the style of your ancestors for a few days.

To stay, you can settle for local houses in this area and enjoy the simplicity of rural life. Do not forget that there is no mobile phone in the village.

If you want to stay in the surrounding cities and not spend the night in this village, you should go to Shahrekord or the cities around the village in Koohrang city, just like Chelgard.

Spend time in the mountainous area of ​​Sir Agha Seyed and enjoy the tranquility that lies in its soil. This area is the place that takes you completely away from the annoying noise of life today and becomes an opportunity to live for a few days in the special atmosphere of the village, in the style of the past.

In spring or summer, visit Agha Seyed and share the experiences and methods of this trip with other tourists.