The latest news, views and photos of Qeshm; the largest island of Iran in the Persian Gulf.
The top attractions to visit in Qeshm include: Chahkooh Canyon, Valley of Stars, Aali Mohammad Valley, Hengam Island, Naz Island, Mangrove “Hara” Forestsof, Namakdan Salt Cave, Kharbas Caves, Tala Water Wells, Tomsenati’s Bogh-e Pir shrine, and Qeshm Island’s Geo-park Museum.
Iran tourism: Amazing Naaz Islands in Persian Gulf
Among the unique tourist attractions of southern Iran are Naaz Islands, a pair of tidal islands in the Persian Gulf, off the coast of the country’s Qeshm Island.
Earthquakes cause casualties, minor damage in southern Iran
Two powerful earthquakes have struck Iran’s southern province of Hormozgan seconds apart leaving two people dead and causing minor damage.
Unique Souvenirs and Handicrafts of Iran’s Qeshm Island
Qeshm is an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf with many natural, cultural and tourist attractions. The island is considered a tourist hub with great capacity to attract more domestic and foreign travellers.
Laft Village, Port of Windcatcher in Iran’s Qeshm Island
Laft is a small, beautiful village in Iran's Qeshm Island, which is known as the port of windcatcher.
Tourian Village, Green Place in Iran’s Qeshm Island
Vegetable cultivation, sunflower farms and beautiful palm groves are among the tourist attractions of Tourian village in Iran's Qeshm Island.
Mangrove “Hara” Forests of Iran’s Qeshm Island
The Hara Forests in Qeshm Island are an important ecological resource, as well as a main tourist attraction of southern Iran.
Naz Island, One of the Seven Wonders of Iran’s Qeshm Island
Naz Island is the only place tourists can wade on foot or by car one km into the Persian Gulf waters.
Qeshm Island’s Tala Water Wells (Tal Eau)
There are 366 wells forming Tala Water wells, equal to the number of days in a leap year; each day people used the water of one well.
Namakdan Salt Cave of Iran’s Qeshm Island
Namakdan Salt Cave is a main tourist attraction of Qeshm Island. Its high quality salt, rich in magnesium, that can be used for medical purposes.
Kharbas Caves, Historical Attraction of Iran’s Qeshm Island
Kharbas Caves in Qeshm Island have been a temple of Mithraism in ancient times. They attract the attention of archeologists and visitors alike.
Iran’s Qeshm Island; Major Hub of Tourist Attractions
Qeshm is an Iranian island in the Persian Gulf with many natural, cultural and tourist attractions. The island is considered a tourist hub which has the capacity to absorb more domestic and foreign travellers.
Iranian, Chinese Geoparks Sign Cooperation Agreement
The Qeshm Global Geopark in southern Iran and the Dunhuang UNESCO Global Geopark in the City of Dunhuang in China’s Gansu Province have signed a sisterhood and cooperation agreement.
Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Chahkouh Canyon
Qeshm Island in southern Iran has dazzling tourist attractions that can blow visitors away.
Iran to Establish Four Space Tourism Parks
An Iranian official says the country plans to establish four space tourism parks in the desert cities of Kashan, Damghan, Qeshm and Kerman to further promote the tourist attractions of these cities.
Iran’s Beauties in Photos: Valley of Stars on Qeshm Island
Residents in southern Iran believe that the Valley of Stars on Qeshm Island has been named after the falling of a star centuries ago.
Fishermen’s New Year; The Day When No Fish Is Caught
Nowruz-e Sayyad, meaning the Fishermen’s New Year, is one of the oldest traditions of people in Qeshm Island, southern Iran, which dates back to more than six hundred years ago.
Iran’s Lovely Beaches in Photos
Iran has the Caspian Sea on its northern boundaries and the Persian Gulf on its southern boundaries, and each of these coastlines has its own beauties.
Qeshm Island Named as Centre for Development of Global Geoparks by UNESCO
The United Nations’ Educational, Cultural, and Scientific Organization (UNESCO) is to officially name Iran’s Qeshm Island as a reference for other countries on the development of geoparks.
Iran’s Qeshm Island Hosts 2nd Int’l Marathon Contest
The 2nd edition of an international marathon contest has been held in Iran's Qeshm Island, on the coasts of the Persian Gulf, with the participation of 348 runners from five countries.
Iran Issuing E-Visas for Nationals of 180 Countries
Iran’s deputy foreign minister says the nationals of 180 countries in the world can receive their visas in the southern Iranian island of Qeshm within just 20 minutes.
Old Islamic Rite Bringing Together Iranian Shiites, Sunnis
‘Carrying the Sword Alam’ is among old Islamic rituals in Iran whose performance provides the country’s Shiite and Sunni populations with a chance to come together regardless of their religious differences.
Story of Lonely Man Who Lives in Darkness
Issa, an Iranian visually challenged man, thinks the whole town is blind as no one cares about him.
Qeshm Island Geopark Becomes Global after Receiving UNESCO Green Card
Qeshm Island Geopark in the southern Iranian island of Qeshm has become a UNESCO Global Geopark after obtaining the UN cultural body’s green card.
Laft, Ancient Port in Persian Gulf Island of Qeshm
Laft Port with its ancient waterfront is situated on Qeshm Island in Persian Gulf. The port village is also known for its wells and wind-catchers.
Tourist Destinations in Iran You Should Visit before You Die
Iran has several natural tourist destination with exotic views that you should visit before you leave this world.
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