The stair- stepped Sar agha Seyed village rests in the foothills of the Zagros Mountain range. A small community of farmers and ranchers, following old traditions and local culture, lives there. Scenic narrow mountain roads leading to the peak offer a splendid view of the nature.

Iran (IMNA) - The village, situated in Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, has not been built by skilled architects, but by the locals themselves; it is clever in its sensitivity towards the climate, environment, materials, and local needs and tradition.

The roofs of all houses connect directly to, or even form a part of, the street serving the houses above; in other words, the roof a house is the yard of the upper one!

Houses built out of a combination of wood, adobe, and stone. Narrow alleyways link one terrace to the other, and the village rises as one massive interconnected, multi-leveled public space that has provided a unique scenery from downhills.

Due to its unique spatial layout, Sar agha Seyed is the only rural settlement in Iran where automobiles are strictly prohibited and pedestrians roam freely.

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