Kandovan (also spelled Candovan) is a tourist village in the province of East Azarbaijan, near Osku and Tabriz, Iran. Its fame is due to its troglodyte dwellings. Some of the houses are at least 700 years old and are still inhabited.
AZERBAIJAN: Color mountain in Azerbaijan by Majid Hashemi. Azerbaijan, officially the Republic of Azerbaijan is the largest country in the Caucasus region located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe.
Not necessarily abandoned: But, the disappearing of the Aral Sea has left behind a desert filled with shipwrecks. The Aral Sea is located in Uzbekistan & Kazakstan ( both countries were part of the Soviet Union).