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IRAAJ TOURISM ATTRACTIONS
Iraaj village is located at 54 km south of khoor & biabanak ( naein city – isfahan province ), 54 degree and 47 minutes east longitude and 33 degree and 27 minutes north altitude .
In hijri 3 rd and 4 th centuries, iraaj is said to be named as “Era“ and “ Erabeh “ . Ebn- e – Hooghal, Naser khosro and Estakhri in 3rd and 4th centuries called Iraaj accompanied with Garmeh (Jormagh) and Bayazeh( Bayadagh ) , and Iraaj was said to be located alongside the desert .
Later, many tourists referred to Iraaj repeatedly and they sometimes called Iranian people the luckiest people of the world ……….
Since the age of this region goes back to Hakhamaneshin era, there is a cave located in 2 Km. West of Iraaj amid the mountains with a small entrance and a wide inside area, called “Chonamaadoo Cave “. In the local language , “Chon “ means hole and cave and “ Maad “ goes back to the first immigrants of Iran ancient territory , so considering the evidences , the age of this cave goes back to the time of Maads , which was used as a shelter in different eras because of this location .
In the northern and southern boundaries of Iraaj , there are very old cemeteries related to the Zoroastrians , which are called “ Gabrs Cemetery “ ( Zoroastrians Cemetery ) and it shows its long age ( going back to Sasanian`s era ) .
The castle, the oldest structure in Iraaj
Iraaj has got an old castle, resting on an altitude in the middle of the village it has the greenest picture of the desert outskirt in its view. This ancient castle, at the time of its life , used to shelter tall brigands its spunky walls , but they were destroyed for ever by some coward artilleries .
The village houses are constructed at the slopes around the castle and 33 surging springs around the castle each pass through a house and take life with them selves.
Also, this castle and the surrounding houses are very similar to the houses in Hegmataneh ( Hamadan ) , which are attributable to Maad people .
Iraaj old cedar
One of the natural symbols of Iraaj , is its cedar which is almost 1000 years old , and located at the east angle of the castle . During different centuries, this cedar has been watching the old history of the village. This tall and beautiful cedar is more than 70 m . High and the diameter of its trunk is more than 2 meters.
Khezr the prophet`s Monument in Iraaj
Khezr the prophet`s monument is located in the old texture at northwest of Iraaj. The prophet kehzr , when passing from this village , has had a short stay and one of the Unitarians of the village has seen him and there has been a gap between them and after that a small dome and porch has been constructed in order to respect this prophet . The monument is now the shrine of the God- seeking people of the village and in some days of the year, votive soup is cooked and distributed among the people.
The Architecture of Iraaj village
Because of being mountainous, the architecture style of Iraaj village is different from other village of the region. The houses are located on the mild slope of the mountain and the castle so that in the house yard, we can see a wide landscape from the plain and the horizon of the desert ; specially at dawn the sun from the farthest east of the desert sprays its lucid lights over the houses .
In the old texture, the houses are made from earth bricks and they have two balconies (for the winter and for the summer) and corridors and the room are located around the yard one by with ceilings.
The “ awnings “ are another part of the beauties of the village . They cover the alley and create a pleasant atmosphere .In summer, these awnings, with a mild and cold air , welcome the neighbors and passengers , so that they can rest for a while under its shadow , and forget the hot summer .
One of the other beauties of the Iraaj architecture, is its narrow alleys . Sometimes , one side of the alley is made from large cliffs and stones and this style doubles the beauty of the alleys .
Sky at night
In Iraaj , the sky is very transparent and lucid at night . It seems as if the sky is sewed to the ground and the constellations are in very close to us . Specially if you intend to sleep on the rooftop in summer , the beautiful scenes of the constellation will take sleep away from your eyes.
The climate in Iraaj is mountainous temperate . Specially in hot seasons of the year , a mild air blows in the afternoons and the more you get the sunset and night , the more you will feel the coldness of the weather , so that we can not sleep at night without a coverlet .
In winter, the mountains are covered with snow and most of the times , the heights are covered with fogs .
“shahid fahmideh “ recreational center in Iraaj
In the year 2006 , in the original texture of the northwest part of the regions , in the outskirt of a mountain overhanging on the beautiful and greet plain of Iraaj , Shahid Fahmideh recreational center was established , so that during the year it can welcome the students , employees of education organization and other stratums of the society , so that they can rest for a while in the skirt of nature , away from the commotion of iron and smoke .
Spectacular places of Iraaj surroundings
Menk farm , Akhorak , Kalateh , Kashefieh , Abgadoo, Bikhchah , Bondar , Bahin and Abgisheh are spectacular places around Iraaj , which are located amid the mountains and call on nature fans to itself .
One of the natural wonders of Iraaj “Menk “ is a cave which is located at the top of a mountain called “ Soufeh “ . This strange cave is more than 70 m . Long and the height of its opening is more than 20 m . The height of the cave becomes less , the more we get to the end of the cave , so that the end part has a height of 10 cm . There are very beautiful and large butterflies living in this cave , the number of which sometimes gets to thousands . Also in this cave there is a large marble stone . One of the other natural attractions of Menk is that from November the sun rises at 9 A.M and sets behind the mountains at 3 P.M . In December and January , the sun shines over this farm only for a few hours .
From the handicrafts of Iraaj village ,which are made from leaves of the date tree ,we can mention sweeper , basket , Doulendeh ( a straw – made container with a lid with a capacity of 2 to 3 kg . which is used to keep eggs ,curd ,…) , straw – made hat and handy fan . Also, using the boughs of almond tree, different sizes of basket are made. One of the other handicrafts of this village, which is very common, is carpet- weaving industry. Today, the carpets woven by the girls of this village are exported to every part of the world .