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Tamin Village

Tamin Village


Tamin Village located in Sistan province is one of the most beautiful villages in this province. This village is consisted of three parts upper Tamin, central Tamin, and lower Tamin.  Ancient tombs, water mills, a castle, and cave dwellings are the indications of the ancient civilization of the inhabitants of the village. This popular village with its historical texture attracts many tourists every year.


Located 65 kilometers southwest of Mirjaveh near Zahedan, the village is home to a collection of man-made and natural monuments. Ancient mounds, ancient rock tombs, water mills, a castle, metal furnaces, and cave dwellings are all indications of the ancient civilization of the inhabitants of the village. As we mentioned before the village, which is located on the northern part of Mount Taftan, is divided into three districts, Upper Tamin, Central Tamin, and Lower Tamin.

Tamin Village has a special place of importance in the villages of Zahedan situated in the south-east of Iran. In this village, in addition to climate measures used in architecture, appropriate integration of the village is formed between the body and nature.


One of the manifestations and impact of the consolidation of bilateral nature and village architecture, form and architectural features is Dast Kand rocky village. Dast Kand architecture at this village displays reflections of human’s confrontation with the nature in order to complete the nature.

This village is one of the most beautiful villages on the slopes of Mount Taftan. Architecture Dast Kand of Tamin Village, with an area of over 4,000 square meters to the end of Sassanid and early Islamic period returns. Tamin rock architecture of the four parts of the mountain had been dug.


Approximately dome-shaped roof and columns, and each of them are additional space. Some of the architecture is implemented in two classes. This village is one of the rocky “Chelle Khaneh” is, according to popular belief and oral tradition of the people, In the distant past, the Muslim population in this country where the mountain had been dug, forty-day period began to pray and worship during this period did not use any food, only water and ate dates if necessary. Currently, this site remains abandoned and in some parts it has been destroyed due to natural causes.


Dast Kand Architecture of Tamin Village, moreover, in terms of morphology is unique, capturing the true nature based on correct understanding of the nature and characteristics based on beliefs and oral culture of the people, part of the architecture (Called “Chelle Khaneh”) admitted for the formation of physical and man is spiritual. In addition to man-made environments harmony with nature and characteristics of this architecture is the architecture Dast Kand and rocky Tamin human confrontation with nature in order to complete scenes from nature displayed and the true nature of the model is always complete.


The Musa mineral spring in Upper Tamin, which provides water for the local residents, adds to the beauty of the village. The water is warm in winter and cold in summer. A total of 26 monuments have been identified in the region, five of which have been registered on Iran’s cultural heritage list.

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