Sar Agha Seyed

Sar Agha Seyed

Sar Agha Seyed is located at an altitude of about 2,200 meters above sea level, on Haft Tanan mountain, in the central part of Kuhrang city, about 130 kilometers from Shahr-e Kord, in Chaharmahal province and Bakhtiarí. The town is one of the intact beauties of Iran that must be known to understand the meaning and rhythm of life of the people who still live there. They have been living in the town for years despite the climatic difficulties due to the high altitude and the presence of snow. Sar Agha Seyed is not a place for modern life.

When it snows, the town road is cut off from the rest of the world. Therefore, the beauty and pristine nature of Sar Agha Seyed are completely affected by the seasonal weather. The village was one of the summer resorts of the Bakhtiari nomads. In fact, the Bakhtiari dialect of the Lorí language is spoken here. Sar Agha Seyed is a village with buttress and staircase architecture like Masouleh. Despite retaining its originality, the name of this town is less heard among the peoples of the Iranian highlands.

Apparently, one of the reasons why this town is more unknown is its geographical position. However, due to its topographic situation, access to the town completely in the middle of the year is ruled out. In fact, due to the rain and snow in autumn and winter, the town has no road connection to the surrounding towns. Therefore, the visit to the village is only possible in spring and summer, depending on the seasonal weather conditions. Both the natural and beautiful environment and the particular architecture of this town have made it a charming place in the middle of mountainous nature.


The rural houses of the town are very traditional and have largely ignored technology in their distribution. The village elders say that the shrine in the center of the village is at least 600 years old, and according to legends there is an Imamzadeh in the village, Imamzadeh Agha Seyed Issa, so the village houses were built next to it, giving rise to to the name of Sar Agha Seyed.

There are many species of trees and mountain plants in this area: the walnut trees of this town, according to the locals, are 300 years old. Other plants are garlic, green onions, leeks, lovage, and mushrooms. In this area there are many oak trees, and the locals use acorn flour to make a special bread. As there is only electricity here, the villagers use the fire for cooking and there are no gas cookers in the village.

Keep in mind that as soon as you enter the town, there will be no mobile phone coverage, which shows how far this town is from technology.

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