• Hara Forest

    Hara Forests or Mangrove Forest

    The Hara Forests is the common name for mangrove forests on the Iranian Island of Qeshm In the Persian Gulf. Dominated by the species Avicennia marina, which is locally known as Hara, the forests are an important ecological resource. The Hara tree, a salt-water plant that is often submerged at high tide, grows to heights of three to eight meters and has bright green leaves and twigs.

     

  • Khorbas cave

    Khorbas cave

    The historic khorbas caves of Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf are one of the outstanding works of rock-cut architecture. There are indications-including multiple historical structures surrounding the caves and rock catacombs (man-made subterranean passageways for religious practice) which are scattered all across the Island- that the caves date back to the Parthian and Sassanid periods. Some experts say the caves were formed naturally more than 2,800 years ago due to receding water levels.Many historians argue that khorbas caves in Hormozgan province have been a temple or a worshiping place for the followers of Mithrasim or Anahita , the goddess of water and seas.

  • Lenj (ship) building

    Lenj (ship) building

    Lenj, as they are known locally, are mainly used for fishing. Upon entering, you will notice Lenj in different stages of building, from those in the beginning phases that are reminiscent of Noah’s Ark to those setting out into the water on their maiden voyage.

  • Tala water wells

    Tala water wells

    There are multiple wells next to Naderi Castle in Laft. The hardworking people in the region dug them through schist rocks which had covered the ground. Since a plaster layer lies at the bottom of the wells, water stays there healthy and cold for a long time.The number of these wells is said to stand at 366, equal to the number of days in a leap of year; each day people used the water of one well.