Nay Band - South Khorasan

Nay Band:

Nay band is a village in the Deyhuk district of Tabas city, South Khorasan Province, Iran. According to historical and archaeological evidence found in caves and cavities in the mountains, the village of Nay band in Tabas dates back to the early centuries of the Islamic era. Thanks to the springs and aqueducts in this village, its residents are mostly engaged in the cultivation of citrus, palm trees, mulberry, and various products such as wheat, barley, vegetables, and legumes, and some are engaged in animal husbandry. Nay band shines like a green jewel in the heart of Tabas desert, the only place where you can see the palm trees next to the rice paddies.

Nay band village is located in Tabas, which is located on a mountain slope overlooking the Lut desert. A real paradise in the heart of the Lut desert! Wheat and barley fields, beautiful palm groves and citrus orchards have made Nay band even more beautiful and have created spectacular and pristine landscapes. Nay band village is one of the examples of stepped villages that has the title of Masouleh of Kavir. An ancient village with unique architecture in the middle of the desert! The yard of the building above is the roof of the building below! Due to the fact that there is no other village around Nay band, the palm trees in the village make this village look like a green island in the middle of the desert and it looks amazing.

Due to the fact that Nay band is a desert village and the temperature is extremely high in hot seasons, the best season to visit Nay band village is autumn and winter, as well as in early spring. So be sure to bring sunscreen, sunglasses and a sun hat!

The architecture of Nay band village:

The Nay band village was built in a stepped architecture and the roof of each house is another’s yard. One of the most important features of this village is that the formation of the village alleys and its texture does not follow a very special order. You may be wondering why these houses are built on a small mountain?! The reason for this is the high resistance of the mountain during an earthquake. An interesting point that you can see in Nay band village is that there is an interesting significant separation between the farms and gardens of this village and residential houses. In the lower parts of the village, there are gardens and residential houses are built on top of the mountain. The houses are stepped on a mountain slope with narrow, winding alleys. Most of the houses you see are two-story, and from a distance, they seem like the cube-shaped structures arranged irregularly on top of each other. Most of the alleys in this village are covered with a clay roof and there is a platform in every alley to sit. You can walk through the narrow alleys of the village and enjoy its unique ancient architecture!

The materials used in the houses of Nay band village in Tabas are mostly clay and thatch, and due to the use of dark sand in these areas, the houses look gray. In this village, the situation is a bit different from other areas. One of the differences in the two-story toilets in the village. On the first floor of every house, sewage is stored, and on the second floor, people can use the bathroom. When the toilet tank is full, it is mixed with soil and used on farms.

 The high use of triangular Congerehs (the edges and bulges on the walls, the fence, and the castle) in the facades and walls of buildings is one of the unique features of this village. Most of these Congerehs are in the eastern and southern parts and are in fact a special form of windbreak structure. These windbreaks are built exactly in the direction of the desired winds of the village and act as a filter against the sand winds. Thick brick walls with the least amount of pores and holes reduce the natural daylight in the desert area and reduce the heat exchange of buildings, leading to climate adaptation. The interesting and spectacular geometric shapes of the rooms and houses in Nay band have given this village a unique and fantastic view that has made this stepped desert village a paradise for photographers.

A little further from the village you can explore the deserts and the mountains around. While walking, you can also visit the caves in the heart of the mountains of this village, which date back to thousands of years ago. The unique hot and cold water springs in Nay band are the lifeblood of this village. If you want to spend the night in this village, you can just sit and watch a sea of stars and take photos.

The Nayband ecolodge:

Nayband Ecolodge is located in Nay band village of Tabas city. This tourist residence in the upper part of this village with a spectacular view of the plains and palm groves is a cozy suitable place to stay and enjoy the beauties and wonders of the Lut Desert. This residence has 7 rooms and a maximum capacity of 54 people. This residence has a non-roofed parking lot, English-speaking staff, a public kitchen, a tour guide, heating and cooling systems, mattress, blanket, a shuttle service to the desert and wildlife. With patrol, workshop, and handicraft shop.

The best feature of Nay band Ecolodge is its view; the gardens and farms of Nay band that have emerged from the heart of the desert like a green emerald really create beautiful and spectacular views.

Among the historical and tourist sites near this residence, we can name the historical texture of Nay band village, Dig-e Rostam spa, the Zardgah village, Nayband wildlife (Asiatic mouflon, goat, gazelle, chinkara, partridges, leopard, cheetah, etc.), the old castle of Mak Shoor, which is located on the Silk Road from Khorasan to the Persian Gulf and the Nay band Mountain.