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Kurdistan Travel Attractions

Kurdistan is a mountainous region embracing Kurdish customs and traditions. Tasty food, unique handicrafts, and special kurdish dance are all Kurdistan sovenour.

Kurdistan, Kurdish Tribes & Rural Lifestyle

Indulge yourself in Kurdistan to expand your knowledge by discovering hidden sides of Persian typical way of life in villages and far-distant locations, where rare tourists have ever visited. Unexpected settlements on hillsides Zagros mountain range give you an idea to have time-travel since four-digit years to contemporary era with unique architecture, costumes, traditions and lifestyle in quiet villages to explore outdoor galleries.

Integration with nature to a built environment in a way of protecting the ecosystem and feed their life with keeping traditional lifestyle in the modern era in Kurdistan. Kurdistan shows how people are responsive to nature with adapting their lifestyle with God-given beauties. The city demonstrates the ancient Iranians’ strength in customs & traditions, culture and architecture, which embrace an eye-catching view of open-air landscapes, to feed you with an atmosphere to breath in fresh-air museums.

Kurdistan Fresh-air Museum (UNESCO Heritage)

Uranamant village embraces a spectacular view of a fresh-air landscape built on a slope of the Zagros mountain range hill. The villagers are in deep harmony with nature to show the distinguishing lifestyle in the western region of Iran. Exploring long-aged customs and traditions, including culinary art, and clothing is an identifying aspect of the villagers.

Kurdish Music (UNESCO Heritage)

Folk music in Iran is the sound of stories and anecdotes. Music which tells love stories, charms, and epics.
Meanwhile, Kurdish music is a piece of transnational music, gained a special reputation in the world.
In the meantime, the instruments of Serena, Dahl, Daf, and Tanbour are among the unique musical instruments of the region. Kurdish music has an inseparable link between the people of Kurdistan and their daily lives.

Kurdish Shoes

Men who moved from the cave to the hills needed a cover for their feet. In the meantime, different nations made different coverings with the native materials of their residence. Giveh is one of the oldest types of shoes in history. It is available several different shapes and forms, which feels like walking in history.
This old and historical cover that mostly are in use in Uramanat village is the main Kurdistan handicraft. Giveh materials are wool, silk or yarn, and the floor of that is out of leather or fabric waste.

Kurdistan Historical House

Khosro Abad mansion with unique design in heart of a historical complex shines as an architectural masterpiece. The mansion depicts eastern and western architecture as a paradise in the center of Sanandaj city.

Kurdistan Musical Instrument

The music of nations shows their beliefs, living environment, and unique language format that tells their historical events. Attending the bed and descent of this magnificent song and playing the special musical instruments depicts heaven. Daf, brings the peculiar experience of attending local and original gatherings to the peak of its richness.
Daf is an ancient instrument that people play in various ceremonies since 800 BC.

The instrument comes from Safavid Sama assemblies in the monastery of Kurdistan. Daf has been a dervish’s companion for 13 centuries. The sound will make you plunge into ecstasy. Daf is currently in the shape of a wooden circle with a ring around and animal skin on each side. Mohammad Reza Lotfi and Bijan Kamkar created the current model of Daf in 1974.

Kurdish Women Clothe

Kurdish women’s local clothing follows popular beliefs among these people. The colour, shape, material, and ornaments show the social class and the wealth level of families. Kurdish people believe that maintaining the dress in its traditional form preserve and transmit Kurdish culture to future generations.

Women’s local clothing are crepes or cotton with decoration of sequins, silk embroidery. Clothin are also show a good design with stone embroidery, tapestry embroidery, and bead embroidery. The clothe colours are bright and cheerful. Kurdish women’s clothing consists of three main parts: Kurdish headscarves, tunics, and ornaments.

Things to Do in Kurdistan

Kurdistan Voices and Legends


kalhor, Tone of Kurds

Reading Time: 7 minutes Kalhor, a traditional musician and composer whose joint concerts with Persian and foreign musicians have always been very well received.