Meighan Desert

Also known as: Kavir-e-Meighan, Meyghan Salt Desert, Farahan Salt Marsh

The Meighan desert and wetland are located near Arak city.

The Meighan desert geologically dates back to Paleocene epoch (65.5 – 55.8 million years ago). It was formed due to the meeting of two geological faults.

There is also a wetland in the same area which was formed because of the movements of plate tectonics about 2000 years ago.

This wetland is an endangered ecosystem holding about 50 types of halophytes and hosting 136 types of birds in different seasons including birds migrating from Siberia. Gruidaes are the biggest flock among them.

Meighan wetland’s ecosystem is enriched with Artemia, mammals and halophyte algas.

At the edge of the wetland is the Meighan desert holding a kind of flora called Qaradaq (a kind of halophyte) which is known by locals as “the champion of desert” due to its sand  consolidation. The Qaradaq plants make this 200-hectars area look like a jungle in a desert.


Meighan Wtland Virtual Tour

To experience standing beside Meighan Wetland using our recent 360 photo ( 360 degree or immersive photo), Click Video 360 located under the media area, Use the arrow keys or drag the mouse or just move your smart phone to start your adventure!.

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