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Qeshm, the paradise of geologists
Qeshm island , the paradise of geologists
Qeshm is the biggest island located in the Strait of Hormoz and it has a wonderful wildlife including birds, dolphins and hawksbill sea turtles. It has many great cultural and natural attractions for tourists.
One of the most amazing attractions of Qeshm is its Hara Forests that has mangrove trees. Hara forest is a supernatural forest that immerses in water during the high tide and it comes out of water on the low tide. You can go into the forest with a boat and a local guide for sure, to enjoy this unique beauty.
Star Valley is one of the wonders of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf and it is a mystery for the locals and they believe that ghosts live in this valley.
Star Valley Qeshm
Water has always been the most valuable element for its people and that is why centuries ago people dug 366 wells in the stones to save the clean water of rainfalls. The wells are called Tala Loft Wells. They are dug in a village named Loft. Scientists agree that the number 366 represents the number of days in a leap year.
Chahkooh canyon is located in the west of Qeshm Island; this wonderful Geosite is a great example of erosion resulted from heavy rainstorms. Chahkooh (well mount.) is an amazing canyon shaped by the hands of nature, a naturally soil-eroded beauty that one cannot miss. The stunning shapes and forms would leave you in awe. Chahkooh would offer you a great opportunity to enjoy a peaceful stay.
Namakdan Salt Cave with a length of about 6 km is the world’s largest salt cave located in the south west of Qeshm Island. It is filled with many fragile salt sculptures and salt rivers. The salt domes are formed as a result of the movement of huge amounts of salt toward the earth’s surface. This Geo-wonder is worth visiting, however, do not forget to turn off the flashlights and find some tranquility and feel calm for some moments.