Qeshm Island

Located in the depth of the glorious Persian Gulf beside the Strait of Hormuz, Qeshm Island the free trade zone which plays a key role in Iran’s tourism industry. The island has semi-equatorial climate while it is so hot and humid throughout the whole year. The more to stay in this marvelous island of the Persian Gulf, the more to feel an entire four-season region by the pleasant falls, mild winters and springs and really hot summers.

The island of Qeshm was known as Abarkawan in Sassanid era when it was an important trade and navigation center. The island continued to flourish after the advent of Islam when trade ships traveled between Qeshm, China, India, and Africa. As one of the largest islands in the world, Qeshm boasts numerous natural, historical, religious and trade attractions.The island has several villages that are unique in their culture, costumes, and nature. Konar Siah Village is where visitors can explore local traditions and taste local delicacies.

The island’s top natural attractions include Hara or Mangrove Forests, Kharbas Caves, Naz Islands and Chah Kouh Valley, which is also known as the Qeshm Geo Park. Qeshm is home to the world’s smallest mammal, the white-toothed pygmy shrew, as well as the world’s biggest mammal, the blue whale. Qeshm is also home to pods of dolphins that swim close to the island in the waters of the Persian Gulf.

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