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Qalat Village

Qezel Arsalan St | Derak Rural District, Shiraz 7194113111, Iran
+98 939 799 2428
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An expensive historical village

I visit Ghalat at first days of May. The village and its building are really nice, but you should... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
aiita_a
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Mashhad, Iran
Poor Behaviour

Qalat village of course is one of the most beautiful places in the country but unfortunately its... read more

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Ghalat a village where due to its buildings has a long back in history is a village which is located almost 20 km from Shiraz . The village is a mixture of gardens and some houses which are mostly built with roughly shaped stones plus mortar. The village enjoys in its vicinity an eye-catching waterfall. The colorful fruit trees of the region have made the place an amazing destination for all the seasons. Recently, some coffeehouses and fast foods has been established there for the convenience of the visitors.There are so many springs and rivers and have so many camping places like Paye Chenar, Shabshotori, Cheshme Aghaei, Gerdoshahri,……On the top of each fall there is a very beautiful small woodland. Technical climbing is needed to climb and it’s specially good for cliff hangers, but some easy ways allow access. Some parts like Koljoni near Goreye Siyah fall need technical experience to climb. There is an ancient castle called Gezel Arsalan castle on the peak. Archaeologists can go there and search about its civilization. Ghalat village is an ancient village with 2500 years of history. Its houses are like stair way steps, so that the roof of one house is the yard of another. Another extraordinary thing is that village has ancient sewerage system from old era which is remained up to now. Passageways there in the village all covered by stone. The village has an ancient church is called glory of Christ which is surrounded by charming gardens. Ghalat people resisted Mongol attacks in 1732 and because of that, King Nader of that time exempted Ghalat people from paying tax.
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Qezel Arsalan St | Derak Rural District, Shiraz 7194113111, Iran
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visit Ghalat at first days of May. The village and its building are really nice, but you should pay more than you expect for "everything" you wanna do and it feels crazy! Also, the village is full of cars and sometimes walking there may...More

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Afshar J, Owner at Qalat Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hello Dear Visitor Yes you are right, we try to stop cars to don't go but there are many local people who live there and when we other people see them say why do they can take their car there but we cant? it needs...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Qalat village of course is one of the most beautiful places in the country but unfortunately its new generation's behaviour is not what a tourist (native or foreigner) expects from them. My baby girls need to use WC but the owners of some restaurants refused...More

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Afshar J, Owner at Qalat Village, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

hello hope you are doing well I am so sorry to hear that and sorry for this inconvenience to you. actually, the money that collects from the Entrance fee give to the workers to collect the garbages that people leave in the village and this...More

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Reviewed 9 April 2018

We went for a day hike up the hills behind Qalat village together with Afshar, a local guide. He can also arrange a home stay at his place, which is highly recommendable too! Had a great time, Afshar is a very welcoming host and knowledgeable...More

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Afshar J, Owner at Qalat Village, responded to this reviewResponded 11 April 2018

Hello dear Tom and Sabine I had a very spacial day with you and hope to meet you again .good luck

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

Qalat Village of Shiraz is one of the oldest villages. when you visit Iran you can travel to this village

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Reviewed 13 February 2018

it is located on 36 kilometers northwest of Shiraz, in a region with saffah and a foothill near a beautiful spring in a lot of green trees and gardens. The people of this village are engaged in farming, horticulture and some in the agriculture and...More

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Reviewed 6 January 2018 via mobile

It located near Shiraz city, less than an hour driving distance. All year except summer you can enjoy this place, numbers of restaurants, coffee shop and ancient place are located in this district, but prices are more expensive than Shiraz. I suggest Narengestan restaurant.

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Reviewed 3 January 2018

Qalat village is not far from Shiraz and it is really worth to visit. If you like hiking, you will be rewarded by hidden gem - a waterfall.

Thank eleron71
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Afshar J, Owner at Qalat Village, responded to this reviewResponded 4 January 2018

Hello Dear Visitor Good To hear that from you and We hope to have you here again Best Regards Afshar

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Reviewed 25 December 2017 via mobile

Qakat village locayed at the northwest of the city is a very nice place for a short trekking. If you want to be out of the city for few hours and relax go ahead and take it. Actually the whole village consit of two parts....More

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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Ghalat is an absolute amazing day trip from Shiraz. The village is picturesque and the surrounding mountains invite for a great day hike or if you have time, several day trekking. We visited Ghalat in October and the autumn colours in the mountains were beautiful....More

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

We stayed at Avshar's place and went on a hike with him. A lovely person who knows all corners and stones of those mountains. He is keen into history, poetry, literature and knows all the plants around. The bbq he did was great, all in...More

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Afshar J, Manager at Qalat Village, responded to this reviewResponded 30 December 2017

Hello Dear KARAM we cant Forget the moments that we spent with each other , hope to see you and your group again Afshar

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vloikruger
19 March 2018|
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Response from DolmusHotel | Reviewed this property |
well it depends on your pace but i would give it a good 45minutes. and theres more to go if you'd like after the waterfall
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hamidranjbar6270
13 July 2017|
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Response from Majid S | Reviewed this property |
not dollar but tooman
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Lucien C
1 May 2017|
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Response from Afshar J | Property representative |
Hello search it on google map ( Qasr Dasht Bus Station ) its Qasrodasht bus station and then take Bus line 50 its about 50 min far from shiraz good luck
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