Masuleh (Persian ماسوله ) is a village in Iran, Gilan province near the southern shore of the Caspian Sea. Masuleh been proposed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

Masuleh has 2012 564 inhabitants, according to extrapolate and lies at an altitude of 1050 m on the northern slopes of the Alborz Mountains. It is located about 60 km southwest of Rasht and about 20 km south of Fuman.

The village is terraced built into the steep hillside. Because of the gap between the houses there are very few roads, instead almost exclusively stages and small serpentine streets.

The houses are generally built on two levels and tight. As a building material used primarily Adobe, which are coated with an ocher-colored mud plaster. The roofs are flat or only slightly inclined to the rule and often also serve as walkways for the above lying next level houses. Beautifully designed bay window, doors and windows made of wood carving shape Masulehs. Because of the unusual architecture of the houses, the place is a tourist attraction.


Window in Masuleh

Tourist attraction, Masuleh

Cloud forests Gilans, environment Masulehs