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13 Reasons Why Everyone Needs to Visit This Island in Iran

Islands don’t usually come to mind when talking about Iran, but in fact, it has several in the Persian Gulf. The largest is dolphin-shaped Qeshm, known as “the island of seven wonders.” Read on to discover 13 reasons why everyone needs to visit this amazing island.

Untouched nature

Caves, canyons, forests, and narrow passes, all untouched and as pure as can be, are waiting to dazzle anyone who can stand the beating sun and humidity. Qeshm is a paradise, particularly for nature lovers. 

Untouched nature

 

Culture

Culture in the southern parts and islands of Iran is unlike the rest of the country. What immediately stands out is the women’s garb. Most women in Qeshm wear two types of niqab, face coverings, which are not for religious purposes, but rather stem from history. One kind resembles thick eyebrows and a mustache from afar; it was a ploy used in the past to trick potential invaders into mistaking women for men. The other is a rectangular embroidered covering that reveals only the eyes and helps protect the face from the wind, sand, and sunburn. Black chadors are a rare sight here, as women opt to wear colorful, floral ones.

Bandari music, or music from southern port cities, also has a unique flavor. It’s very cheerful, commonly played during weddings, and has a distinct dance.

Culture

Culture

 

People

Iranians are ethnically diverse, and a good place to witness this is Qeshm, which also has an Arab and Afro-Iranian population who are descendants of slaves brought here centuries ago or who came to Iran to work as sailors.

People

People

No visa needed

Qeshm is both a duty-free zone and a place where foreign tourists can enter visa-free, making it ideal for those in the Persian Gulf area who want to get a taste of Persian culture and hospitality on a whim.

Seclusion

If you ever feel the need to get away from it all, look no further than Qeshm. Aside from shopping areas crowded with people, you’ll feel as though you have the entire island to yourself. It’s not uncommon to explore the attractions without another soul in sight, and while you’re on the beaches, it’s likely that your only other company will be some camels who have also stopped by for some R&R.

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qeshm_island_camels

Affordability

From attractions to accommodations, Qeshm is quite an affordable place to visit. Some of the attractions are free while others have a small entrance fee. Overall, you’ll find this island to be much more low-cost than other cities in Iran, while at the same time offering sites equally as, if not more, appealing.

UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage

UNESCO has inscribed the art of building lenj, small, wooden boats, on its Intangible Cultural Heritage list, and the best place to catch a glimpse is the shipyard near the village of Laft. These fishing vessels are in different phases of construction, being painted, or setting out on their maiden voyage.

Cultural Heritage

Cultural Heritage

Mystery

Qeshm is a mysterious locale. The high and low tides of Naz Island are unpredictable, so it’s easy to get stranded at high tide. Hara (mangrove) Forest has a similar phenomenon, and legend has it that Stars Valley is riddled with jinn. In fact, Mani Haghighi’s 2016 film A Dragon Arrives explored some of the mysteries of this island.

Mystery

Mystery

Mystery

 

Local village stays

Local B&Bs and homestays are also available on this island, many of which offer sightseeing services. While hotels are also plentiful, these low-key accommodations may offer a more genuine and unforgettable experience with locals.

Wildlife and marine life

If you set out to Hengam Island early in the morning, you can catch the dolphins who come out to play. A walk around the island brings you face-to-face with native deer who press their hooves into the ground to extract fresh water. The Persian Gulf is full of colorful tropical fish and stingrays, and in Hara Forest, you’ll cross paths with crabs, pelicans, and storks. All along the island, keep an eye out for herds of free-roaming camels who are commonly seen standing along the shore or kneeling in the water and staring out to sea.

 

Wildlife and marine life

Wildlife and marine life

 

Quick getaway to other islands

The sites on this 500-square-mile (1,295-square-kilometer) island can keep you busy, but its proximity to other islands makes it easy to explore other beautiful places such as Hormoz Island, a must-see geological wonderland best known for its Rainbow Valley. It’s also worth hopping on a lenj to Bandar Abbas and getting to know this carefree southern port city.

Quick getaway to other islands

Quick getaway to other islands

Laft Historical Port

Aside from the natural wonders, you won’t want to miss Laft Historical Port on the northern part of the island. Standing on the hill at the top, you’ll view a breathtaking skyline of badgir, or windcatchers, which are more abundant here than in Yazd. Wells and traditional water reservoirs are among the other highlights.

Laft Historical Port

Laft Historical Port

Mosques

The grand mosques of Esfahan, with their intricate tile work, are hardly what you’ll find in Qeshm, where the mosques are on the more simple side. But there lies an important difference you won’t find in most other parts: one minaret. The majority of island natives are Sunni as opposed to Shia Muslims, and their mosques reflect this difference both in their general architecture and in the number of minarets.

 

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BAZOFT, Nature And Culture Treasure of Iran

 

BAZOFT, Nature And Culture Treasure of Iran

A trek to a not so far goal could possess your psyche for a while. In the event that you are daring and an eco-tourist, we have an uncommon offer for you; go to Bazoft arrive.

Because of its delightful and interesting nature, waterfalls and oak woodlands brilliantly chronicled landmarks and itinerant life, Bazoft is an extremely excellent and a legitimate goal for whom looking through a unique land and a place loaded with experience.

Bazoft area is a locale in Kuhrang County, Chaharmahal, what’s more, Bakhtiari Province, Iran? It is situated in 190 km separation of Shahre-Kord, a focus of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, furthermore, by the Shahre-Kord Masjed Soleiman Road. The name of this area begins with a name of a stream go through this locale.

Precisely, Bazaft is a river starts from Monte Zard-Kuh, and go through Shahre-Kurd and Borujen Counties and toward the end scopes to Karun River. In its way stream, BakhtiaryBazoft River makes intriguing and appealing scenes; it goes through meandrous valleys and backwoods and water numerous towns; because of legitimate atmosphere and vegetation, this locale has dependably been the fundamental street of wBakhtiari () movement.

Nomad Life:

In the event that you need to understanding and touch Bakhtiari migrant life and make the most of their neighborhood sustenances, it would be brilliantly pulling in to be with them amid their relocation time; in light of the fact that their movement street of Bazoft region is from Monte Zard-Kuh, nearby individuals call this street “Mal Ro”. Time of relocation is toward the start of April and it begins from Khuzestan fields and finishes in fields of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari; for the most part, movement takes around 15 to 20 days. Amid relocating, Bakhtiari Nomads go through high and towering mountains and thundering streams.

Oak Forests:

In the event that you adore ecotourism, you would appreciate oak woods of Bazoft locale. These timberlands were made by extraordinary atmosphere conditions, and as indicated by Mehr News Agency this region has the most lovely vegetation assets in Zagros Mountains.

Zard Limeh (Boieneh) Water-fall:

Come waterway stream and appreciate hearing its thundering sound is a standout amongst the most pleasurable encounters that you can have in an excursion to place that is known for Bazoft. Zard Limeh Waterfall is one the most lovely water of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province, and obviously our nation Iran, that consistently draw in numerous mountain climbers to this land. With around 50  meters height , around 200 meters width, Zard Limeh Waterfall is one of the most stretched out waterfalls of Iran.

Keeping in mind the end goal to achieve the waterfall you need to climb a lengthy, difficult experience and it requires a long and overwhelming climbing with 66 high physical capacities and climbing hardware.

There are two get to streets to the waterfall. One is from upper statures and from Rostam-Abad Village, and the other one is from bring down statures and from Gazestan Village. The two headings

have a similar level of trouble; the main contrast is that the lower stature course expects hardware to go through the Bazoft River.

Khodaafrin Bridge:

Khodaafrin Bridge is situated in south-east of Gazestan Village. Gazestan Village is situated in 140 kilometers separate from Shahre-Kord,center of Chaharmahal and Bakhtiari Province.
This extension were made because of avalanches and falls of immense shakes over Bazoft River in antiquated circumstances, in Persian dialect Khodaafrin alludes to something made by common strengths which is reasonable for human utilize. This extension is the main street for Bakhtiari Nomads amid their relocation cycle.

 

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GileBoom

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GileBoom

GileBoom is an old traditional house located in the east of Gilan province, in the heart of jungle & it’s near the Caspian Sea.

In this house local people show you their crafts, serve their food, invite you to their ceremonies & take you to the deepest in their culture.

 

 

 

 

 

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Yazd

Yazd

With a history of 5,000 years, and possessing a shining heritage of an ancient culture and civilization during different ages, Yazd is a glorious ancient city in the heart of Persian history located 270 km (170 mi) southeast of Esfahan. According to some historians, the original foundation of Yazd belongs to Alexander the Great who ordered the constructing of a prison, after his conquest in 331 B.C. On the other hand, some historians believe that the name was derived from “Yazdangerd” belonging to Yazdgerd I (339-421 A.D) in the Sassanid era. Literally, “Yazd” means “holy, auspicious and worship-worthy.” Greek historians have called it “Isatis” which had been founded after ruining the ancient city of “Katteh”. After the appearance of Islam, the name of the city changed to “Darol’ebadeh” which means “place of praying”.

This area has been counted among the important passages periods throughout history. Fortunately, because of its climatic features, it remained safe from violations and wars during Iran’s critical period particularly during the Mongols invasion. Moreover, arduous road and shortage of water sources have been major hindrances of conquering it by any inside and outside invaders. Yet, Yazd could be considered a rich city of all times hosting signs of Mithraism, Zoroastrianism and Islam in every corner.

Iran, a land of culture and history

Iran, a land of culture and history


Naqsh-e Rustam

With an adjustment in the political atmosphere, Western guests yet again have an opportunity to test the history and culture of Iran.
The rich rhythms of Omar Khayyam have conveyed awesome interest throughout the years. Edward FitzGerald’s prominent interpretation of the twelfth century Persian mathematician proposes an enchantment arrive: “Alert! For morning in the bowl of night … has gotten the sultan’s turret in a noose of light”, yet lately Iran has been beyond reach to most outside guests.
Nonetheless, with British Airways (BA) having continued flights and visit administrators propelling guided visits, this key some portion of the Silk Road is back on the traveler agenda. This place where there is 80 million individuals — three times the span of Franc e—has a rich social legacy with exceptional Islamic engineering. Visits for the most part begin either in Shiraz in the southwest or the current capital, Tehran.
As per yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk, with a history from 2000 BC, Shiraz was saved by the Mongols. Today its sights incorporate an immense blue-tiled vault complex over a twelfth century place of worship and a serene garden of palm and orange trees which prompt a reflected corridor. The cutting edge time is obvious at roundabouts by the notices of saints who lost their lives in the 1980-88 Iran-Iraq strife.
A short trip away is Persepolis — a gigantic site which was at one time the focal point of the known world. Worked by Darius I and Xerxes in the fifth and fourth hundreds of years BC, it more likely than not been brilliant to judge by the immense passages and noteworthy stone staircases. Regardless of its decimation by Alexander the Great, the remnants still uncover shocking bas-reliefs. They are so very much saved, with dress and blessings as clear as the day they were cut.
Not far away at Naqsh-e Rostam are the regal tombs from the Achaemenid administration. Four have been cut out of the stone bluff. Yazd misleads the upper east, a forsake train city which ought not be missed. It has a maze of avenues — all wonderfully spotless. From one of the bar overhangs, unwind with pomegranate squeeze and recognize the wind towers which give characteristic aerating and cooling, getting the breeze and sending it to the rooms underneath.
Two noteworthy religious locales demonstrate the city’s memorable significance. Zoroastrianism originated before the Arab victory and there is as yet a dynamic group. Their previous cemetery where bodies were presented to vultures, and also the interminable fire, said to have been lit in 470AD, can be gone by. For Islam, Yazd is additionally home to Jameh mosque, worked more than 600 years back, with the tallest tiled entry in Iran. With two 48m high minarets, it demonstrates the aestheticness of fine mosaic making.
Persia’s greenery enclosures have a one of a kind style. They were intended to symbolize Paradise and nine have been perceived by UNESCO. Each has four segments to speak to earth, sky, plants and water. The one in Yazd, Dolatabad, constructed c1750, has an excellent mind boggling latticework structure finish with the nation’s tallest twist tower at more than 33m.
To truly know the city, make the most of its desserts, prominently baqlava—the best of which is said to be made at Haj Khalifeh Ali Rahbar in Amir Chakhmaq Square. It is less syrupy than the Turkish form and contains pistachio and makes for an incredible keepsake. Search additionally for Saheb Az-Zaman club, where the Iranian working out game of “zurkhaneh” rehearsed to uproarious drumming and conventional serenades. Guests are welcome and don’t miss an old water repository beneath the club.
Isfahan has the second biggest square on the planet subsequent to Beijing’s Tiananmen. Imam Square, c1602, was planned as the capital of the Safavid realm.
Outside the sublime blue-tiled regal mosque was a not as much as inviting dissent flag, announcing ‘down with UK’, alongside US, Israel and Saudi Arabia. However Iranians are cordial, quick to shake hands and communicate in English.
The square used to host polo competitions. This is anything but difficult to picture from the porch of the exquisite Ali Qapu Palace. In spite of the fact that needing reclamation, some of it uncovers genuine Persian craftsmanship.
The vaulted bazaar is notable: A market labyrinth of appeal, parts of which are more than 1,000 years of age. The trading is amiable. However for better quality, visit a portion of the expert shops in adjacent avenues. This could be a cover merchant who can offer cases from workshops in the sacred town of Qom or a miniaturist painter who utilizes a brush so fine that it comes utilizes a feline hair.
No guest ought to miss Vank Armenian church building, constructed 1648-1655, not just for its rich frescoes over every one of the dividers yet for its extraordinary gallery.
Break the trip from Isfahan to Tehran at Kashan for both the wonderful Fin cultivate and a previous vendor’s home, Tabatabaei House, to pick up a viewpoint on a former period.
Tehran lies at the foothills of the Alborz mountains (with ski inclines) and appreciates warm dry days and cool nights. It experiences activity blockage however visit it for one shocking historical center: National Jewels housed in the vaults of the Central Bank. There are great English-talking guides.
Most eateries for guests offer smorgasbords. Search especially for sheep with walnut sauce, broil quail, chicken with pomegranate and aubergine puree.
Rice, oftentimes enhanced with saffron, is universal, as is level bread.
For settlement, star appraisals have little just the same as the West. Expect hard beds, significantly harder cushions and variable pipes yet grinning staff all through.

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Friendly Face,Open Arms,Ancient Culture Timeless Charms

 

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