The wonderful valley of Chah kouh, that is the result of fault and erosion, this strait is created in a layer of sandstone and cavities, cracks and cuts have been made due to erosion. Among the features of this strait is being impervious and because after raining , water flows on the floor of the strait, the local people have dug wells in the floor and so the name of the strait became Chah kouh.
The valley of stars is not simply a location: it is a rare geological phenomenon. Located to the north of Berkeh-ye khalaf village, the valley of stars is five km away from the southern edge of Qeshm Island in the persion Gulf.The beautiful place is there thanks to soil erosion triggered by surface water, torrential rain and high gusts in the area.Locals believe the valley has been named after the falling of a star, centuries ago.
Hormuz Island is one of the beautiful places in the world. This small island, has many colorful mountains-colored earth, multicolored stones and many salt cave.
Hormuz island attractions
- Statue valley
- Nadalian museum
- Salt cave
- Salt dome
- Rainbow valley
- Red sand factory
- Portuguese Castle
In the southwest of the Island there is a dome- like mountain, 237 meters above sea level. It has salt caves which are among the Island’s most beautiful natural attractions. Strands of salt on the mountain create a beautiful scene from afar.Marble, crystal icicles in the different forms have blanketed the ceiling of the caves.The salt in these caves is among the best common salt which is also rich in magnesium; that’s why it can be used for medical purposes, especially by professional athletes who talk it in the form of capsules.Studies conducted by geologists at Shiraz University and in Czech Republic have revealed that the Island’s salt cave is the world’s longest (6,400 meters long). so far more than 6,000 meters of the cave have been explored.Salt caves in Qeshm are inside the salt dome which one of the most elevated parts of the island. At the cave’s entrance you can see a stream of salt water running on the ground serving as a mirror, reflecting everything. Salt crystals are spread on the ground Inside the cave. You will find no similar parts in the cave. Take a look at different parts and all you see are new forms and colors.