Kazaj village is among the 12 villages in Ardabil with tourism purpose and among the 10 villages with worthy texture of traditional architecture. Its name has been originated from word “Kazeh” means stick. Kazaj has been translated in some dictionaries as “Grape Garden”.
Architecture of this village is echelon. What has made this village important is besides its unique architecture, interest of residents in preserving this architecture and emphasis on protection from customs, rituals and culture of ancestors of this area.
Kazaj tourism village has been located in distance of 15 kilometers from northwest of Hashjin in Ardabil province. Traditional texture, special architecture of residence, locating at foothills, using nice and intact nature, Qazal Ozan river flow among gardens, antiquity and historic background and artifacts, all has made this village to one of the tourism attracting point in Ardabil province.
Gardening, livestock nurturing and agriculture are the main jobs of this village residents. Distance of this area from Khalkhal is 57 kilometers and from Hashtjin is 17 kilometers. Qazal Ozan river passes from 1 kilometer distance in west from this village, the houses of village has made a texture like tourism and historic city, Masouleh. What made this village as significant is besides its architecture, interest of residents in preserving this architecture and emphasis on protection from customs, rituals and culture of ancestors of this area.