The historical village of "Yase Chai" (Yase Chah) is a coastal village placed along the banks of the Zayanderud River in Saman County, on the outskirts of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari province. The inhabitants of this village belong to Qashqai tribe speaking oghuz Turkic.

Iran (IMNA) - This 400-year-old village earned its appellation due to some geographical features. "Yase chai" is a compound Turkish word meaning a place where the breadth of the river extends; "Yasu" and "Chai" mean 'wide' and 'river' respectively.

One of the salient features of "Yase Chai" village is the dense old residential texture; due to the lack of land, Yase chai has been densely-built.

The village dwellers commute through four covered passageways onto which the doors of all houses in the village opens; that is why Yase Chai is called the "Iran's alley-less village." In other words; there are no obvious alleys between houses as they are covered resembling a corridor.

"Yase chai" is currently home to a population of more than 800 residents. This village is accessible through the roads heading from the Counties of Saman , Tiran, Chadegan and Ben, Zaman Khan Bridge, Shahrekord city, and Zayandehrud dam.

Yase Chai houses are all made of adobe mud bricks belonging to the Safavid era. The initial development of the Yase chai embarked from the western angles around the village's bath and mosque, then gradually extended to the east. To keep the village safe, the only way in or out were the eastern and western gates.

The most common known souvenirs of “Yase chai” are dried fruits. Walnuts, almonds and peaches are considered among the top quality exporting products of the country growing up here.

Farming, husbandry and horticulture are considered the main occupation of the villagers. In addition to daily household chores, women of this village are engaged in agricultural and livestock activities, as well as in carpet weaving, along with the men.

Music is of great importance among the village dwellers; woodwind family of instruments like karna, Sorna,Ney, Dohl , the tombak (percussion instrument)and the bowed string instrument called kamancheh are the best known musical tools that practiced the most among the locals .

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