Category: Qeshm

Hormoz Island

Hormoz is an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf located in the Strait of Hormoz, 5 miles off the Iranian coast; the island is part of Hormozgan Province. Hormuz Island which has an area of 42 km2 (16 sq. mi) is covered by sedimentary rock and layers of volcanic material on its surface. The highest point of the island is about 186 meters (610 ft.) above sea level. Due to…

Stars Valley

Stars Valley is a natural consequence of wind erosion and rainstorm washing out from the Cenozoic period (2 million years ago) up to now. The valley is located in Berkeh Khalaf Village, about 15 kilometers distance from Qeshm City, Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf. It is a magnificent gallery of natural features, in a depth of 7 to 15 meters below the original plateau, including columns, sharp cones, arches…

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Namakdan Salt Cave & Dome

Namakdan Salt Cave & Dome In the southwest of the island there is a dome like mountain, 237 meters above sea level. It has salt caves which are among the island’s most beautiful natural attractions. Strands of salt on the mountain create a beautiful scene from afar. Marble, crystal icicles in different forms have blanketed the ceiling of the caves. The salt in these caves is among the best common…

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Portuguese Castle

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 1030AH in 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…

Hara Marine Forests

Hara Marine Forests Qeshm Island is famous for its wide range of Eco-tourist attractions such as the Hara marine forests. According to environmentalists, about 1.5% of the world birds and 25% of Iran's native birds annually migrate to Hara forests which are the first national geo park in Iran. The Hara forest in Qeshm and the opposite mainland covers an area of approximately 20 km, with many tidal channels. The…