Wonderful villages of Iran! (Makhunik)

The people of this village did not drink tea, hunt and eat meat at all until 50 years ago. And they still don’t smoke. Entering TV to this village meant the entrance of the devil.

The village in Iran that is one of the seven wonderful villages in the world, where?

Makhunik village, Birjand, south Khorasan

Makhunik region consists of 12 villages, that the largest one is the Makhunik village. The village consists of Makhunik, Kefaz, Chapansar, Tutak, Sofalband, Solabast, Lejung (Lower and Upper), Kalate Baluch, Damdama and Mish-e-Nou, Kharestoo and Jalaru. One of the major cultural landmarks of the Makhunik village are the houses, which is interesting and remarkable in its kind as the residential texture of the village in the hillside and the houses are compactly built together in the hollow of the ground, the floor of the house is about one meter lower than the ground floor and has a short door with a trunk of trees.

You have to crouch to enter the house, it is difficult to get inside, and usually there is one or two steps. The customs and traditions of the village’s inhabitants, such as judging, farming manners, inheritance laws and even games, have all flowed from the distant past, and most of them remain intact.It is said that the people of Makhunik did not drink tea, hunt, eat meat or smoke at all until fifty years ago. The Makhunik people considered such things a sin. Entering TV to the village meant the entrance of evil. Until a few years ago, they called television, devil.

They never let children sit in front of the TV screen. Makhunik is known as the land of Liliput of Iran because it has transformed into one of the seven wonderful villages of the world because of its people’s lifestyle, house architecture, exotic customs and hundreds of years of seclusion.


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