i live in an old village in Iran with names Ghalat(Google it)
Ghalat a village where due to its buildings has a long back in history is a village which is located almost 20 km from Shiraz . The village is a mixture of gardens and some houses which are mostly built with roughly shaped stones plus mortar. The village enjoys in its vicinity an eye-catching waterfall. The colorful fruit trees of the region have made the place an amazing destination for all the seasons. Recently, some coffeehouses and fast foods has been established there for the convenience of the visitors.There are so many springs and rivers and have so many camping places like Paye Chenar, Shabshotori, Cheshme Aghaei, Gerdoshahri,……On the top of each fall there is a very beautiful small woodland.
Technical climbing is needed to climb and it’s specially good for cliff hangers, but some easy ways allow access. Some parts like Koljoni near Goreye Siyah fall need technical experience to climb.
There is an ancient castle called Gezel Arsalan castle on the peak. Archaeologists can go there and search about its civilization. Ghalat village is an ancient village with 2500 years of history. Its houses are like stair way steps, so that the roof of one house is the yard of another. Another extraordinary thing is that village has ancient sewerage system from old era which is remained up to now. Passageways there in the village all covered by stone.
The village has an ancient church is called glory of Christ which is surrounded by charming gardens. Ghalat people resisted Mongol attacks in 1732 and because of that, King Nader of that time exempted Ghalat people from paying tax.