Qeshm

his island lies to the north of Hormoz Strait, its length being 115 km. and its width ranging from 10-35 km. The city of Qeshm is its center, the same being in the northeast of this island with an area of 3 sq. km. and at an elevation of 10 m. above sea-level. The island is situated at a distance of 1,353 km. from Tehran and 12 nautical miles from the main land. Climatically it has one long warm and humid season, and a shorter moderate one. Its rocky coastal areas are favored by crabs and lobsters. Besides which, its forested vicinities such as Harrah (mangroves) Protected Area located between the north of the island and Bandar Khamir are wonderful sights to visit.

 

Darghan town:
Dargahan town Dargahan town is located in the northern part of Qeshm Island .Dargahan port and jetty is located close to Dargahan town. The new port of Dargahan is to serve Dargahan and nearby villages as a general cargo and passenger terminal. The jetty can accommodate 3000 to 4000 dwt. The jetty area is 7000 square meter, provided by land reclamation, having a 90 meter length quay wall made of steel sheet piles with a depth of 6.2 meter depth at low tide. The jetty has east and west facing ramps of 2, 3 and 4 meter ramps to serve a variety of SBM’s located offshore.

 

Fallen star(S) valley
Fallen star(S) valley   People of the “Stars Valley” believe that once a huge star fell on their village( in the corner of Qeshm)  and made strange design of soil and stone and  a shape there remained forever. The Stars Valley is known as one of the most beautiful geological manifestations in Qeshm Island. It has been created in Berkeh Khalaf Village gradually and through erosion.

 

Kharbas caves
Kharbas caves The ancient village of kharbas is on qeshm island and located on the fork road of qeshm –dargahan.this ancient city is related  to the sassandie era,and till the 4th century ah.was a thriving city.the estimated length of this city is 7 km. and sweet-water was utilized here.hestling in the heights of this village are historial  eridences revealing architectural effects in the rocks.some belives this to be the place of worship of the mithraism cult or the anahita temple.there are some caves in the mountains near kharbas village,called kharbas cav.

Banyan tree
Banyan tree One of the most amazing trees found in the tropics,  specially in the Persian gulf is the loor and ma’abed fig tree which remains green all over the year. This tropical tree has a big crown with roots, which are mostly in the air. Banyan tree also bears an orange collar fruit which is not only edible, but delicious.

Laft town
Laft town Laft is a historical and ancient city which is dated to more than 2000 years ago. The natural view and scene of Laft is covered with green and verdant tropical trees, tall palm gardens, beside attractive and dazzling beauty of the sea and floating Hara forest that draw the newcomer’s attention. The architectural style of the houses of Laft are very amazing and attractive. The most obvious architectural features of the houses is their various windbreaks (wind’s towers) that are in different size. The people of Laft constructed  (and now are still remaining) them for ma
Coral reefs
Coral Reefs Next to the tropical jungles, the coral reefs constitute the second richest biome of the world, covering an area about 600,000 square kilometers which constitutes 17% of all the sea surface area. In the coastal waters of Iran, so far 28 species of coral reef have been identified on the margins of 16 islands in the Persian Gulf and two coastal regions (Bushehr’s Taaheri Harbor and Chabahaar Bay). They belong to the marginal (flat or scattered) species. The living corals of the world are located in surrounding waters of Qeshm Island. A variety of colorful fishes attract dive

 

Salt caves Some mountains of Qeshm have turned into salt caves as a result of accumulation of sea water in deep fault and subsequent precipitation of salt. Such caves are not only important as a tourism attraction, but are also significant geological hallmarks. The caves are more than 6 km long. Namakdan salt dome is among natural attractions of Qeshm island, which attracts a lot of tourists every year. Namakdan salt dome is the only salt dome in Qeshm island which extends from southern promontory of Salakh anticline up to the northwestern promontory of Basaeedou anticlin.

 

Portuguese Castle The Fort of Our Lady of the Conception, also known as the Portuguese Castle( is a red stone fortress on  qeshm Island  ).This castle was built in the year 1030(solar year) AH. To the north east of this island under the decree of the Spanish monarch of the times. The same has two ramparts and towers in the four corners. Within the castle a number of extremely ancient and rusty canons remain to date.  The castle was built by Portuguese commander Alfonso de Albuquerque when his forces seized the island in the early sixteenth century.

Hara forest ( Mangrove ) Perhaps the most unique attraction on Qeshm Island and the coasts of Persian Gulf for every domestic or foreign tourist is the floating Mangrove forests. It spreads from strait of Hormoz to the east on Oman beaches and the Indian Ocean. These widespread forests can be seen at the beaches of Persian Gulf around the Laft horbor at north of Qeshm Island and Khamir horbor. Avesina, the great Iranian scientist, called the trees “Hara”, which are called Timer in Sistan and Baluchestan and Toul in some southern parts of Iran.

Emam-Goli khan    “Emam-Gholi Khan” Square in the Qeshm city. Emam-Gholi Khan Undiladze, who defeated the Portuguese army in the Persian Gulf was a famous Iranian Georgian serving the Safavid empire. He followed his father Allahverdi Khan Undiladze, as the Iranian chancellor and the governor of Fars. It should be mentioned that the Portuguese had captured the island since 1507 AD for more than one century till Emam-Gholi Khan defeated them away in 1622 AD .   Beginning in the winter of 1621/22, however, Emam-qoli Khan of Shiraz for nine months.

 

Wild Life Of Qeshm Qeshm is situated in a subtropical strip in the northern hemisphere along Persian Gulf, which gives it unique conditions and great potential for vegetation and animal life. From October through March, the weather of Qeshm Island is among the best in the world, With an average of 19 c in January. In addition the fresh water streams, palm groves, neadows and sandy areas of the island attract a varied collection of resident and migratory birds. Most of the birds attracted to the Mangrove forest because of fish, nourishing vegetation .

 

Wild Life Of Qeshm Qeshm is situated in a subtropical strip in the northern hemisphere along Persian Gulf, which gives it unique conditions and great potential for vegetation and animal life. From October through March, the weather of Qeshm Island is among the best in the world, With an average of 19 c in January. In addition the fresh water streams, palm groves, neadows and sandy areas of the island attract a varied collection of resident and migratory birds. Most of the birds attracted to the Mangrove forest because of fish, nourishing vegetation

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