Kán is a settlement formed at the junction of the Mecsek and the Zselic, in a valley running north-south. The village is surrounded on all sides by woods, and is a one-street village, making it geographically isolated from traffic. The Swabian village dates back to the 12th century, but has been depopulated several times in its history.
After the Second World War, following the German expulsions, the inhabitants left the village and in 1978 Kán ceased to exist as an independent municipality, and a year later it was annexed to the village of Hetvehely.
In the revitalisation of Kán, the designers and investors sought not only to preserve and renovate the existing buildings, but also to develop the whole village in a complex way. In the design work, the vision was to create a tourist-cultural centre where, in addition to the architectural values of the authentically restored and rebuilt houses, visitors would be able to get a taste of the culture and everyday life of the people who once lived there, with the possibility of cultural recreation and entertainment. In addition to the buildings, it was important to be able to accommodate and serve a certain number of permanent residents. An important step was also the construction of a solid access road and the provision of a sewerage system. The village has been a holiday village since 2001 and is listed as an architecturally protected settlement.