Qeshm is the largest island of the Persian gulf. Located near the strait of Hormuz and 25km south of Bandar Abbas, it is 100km long and 35km wide at its largest and has an area of 1491 km². Qeshm is relatively flat (highest elevation is 350m) and quite dry, receiving on average only 183mm of rainfall per year. Around 100000 people live on Qeshm in 59 villages and the main city, Qeshm at its northeastern end. Qeshm is very interesting because of its scenery and has a number of tourist attractions (the geological formations in the Geopark, Namakdan salt cave and Stars valley; the Harra mangrove forest, the islands of Hengam and Naaz) and plenty of beaches. However it is not well known outside of Iran and its tourist infrastructure is relatively less developed, so that to visit the island it is necessary to use local travel agencies. We used the services of Fahim Saffari (tel: +98 917 9390965, email: fahimsaffari@hotmail.com), a young man who drove us around Qeshm with his Toyota Hilux car. Qeshm is accessible via ferries from Bandar-e-Pol and Bandar Abbas.

Geopark photo gallery  - 14 pictures of Geopark
Namakdan salt cave photo gallery  - 12 pictures of Namakdan salt cave
Stars valley photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Stars valley
14 photos of the Geopark, an area with interesting rock formations in the west of Qeshm.
12 photos of the Namakdan salt cave on Qeshm, the world's longest salt cave
16 photos of the Stars Valley, an area on Qeshm island where the sandstone has been deeply eroded by water and wind
Harra mangrove forest photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Harra mangrove forest
Hengam island photo gallery  - 22 pictures of Hengam island
Naaz island photo gallery  - 18 pictures of Naaz island
13 photos of the Harra mangrove forest in Qeshm
22 photos of Hengam island, an island along the southern coast of Qeshm
18 photos of Naaz, a small island along the southern coast of Qeshm with beautiful views of the coastline of Qeshm
Khorbas caves photo gallery  - 11 pictures of Khorbas caves
Beaches photo gallery  - 17 pictures of Beaches
Qeshm city photo gallery  - 24 pictures of Qeshm city
Miscellaneous photos photo gallery  - 25 pictures of Miscellaneous photos
11 photos of the Khorbas caves, a set of caves in a rocky outcrop overlooking the southern coast of Qeshm
17 photos of beaches on Qeshm island
24 photos of Qeshm city, the largest city in Qeshm island
25 miscellaneous photos of Qeshm island
Gallery with all images
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