Qeshm Geopark

Also known as: Qeshm Island Global Geopark

This 160-hectare park is located at eastern side of Qeshm, the largest Island of Persian Gulf and UNESCO Global Geopark. Water and wind erosions together with seasonal and torrential rainfalls are the main factors creating the geological phenomena of this park. The factors had serious impacts on the first faults and anticlines, created huge figures and sculptures in strange beautiful shapes.

Chahkouh Valley, Shour Valley, Tandis-ha Valley, Stars Valley, Qeshm Roof as a lookout point, Karkora Kouh (Hills of mounds), Hara Forest, and Avicennia Marina are the most famous of the twenty geomorphological sites.

At first you may enjoy the silver sands of Qeshm Island and then enter the Salt Dome named Namakdan, as the longest Salt Cave of the world with 6580 meters length. The dome is situated on the top of the cave opening.

Hara Forest and  this seaside geopark are  favorite places for bird watching, since large groups of Phoenicopterus (flamingo), Laridae and some rare species like Dalmatian Pelican (gray footed) and Striated Heron are living here, awaiting you to come and visit them.

Qeshm Geopark, is also a suitable site to see Green Turtles, Mudskipper Fish and critically endangered, Hawksbill Turtles as the ambassadors of Dinosaurs time. Generally there are about 220 bird species, 20 mammals and 30 reptile species identified in the area.

You may see above scenes in other places of the world too, but the difference is that these attractions are all gathered together in this site. Also your voyage will surely make more pleasant upon your familiarization with locals and their life style, traditional dresses, foods, handicrafts, historical structures, local ship building site and sea foods.

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