Martian Mountains (also known as Merrikhi Mountains), situated 40 to 50km from the port city of Chabahar, in Iran’s southeastern Sistan and Balouchestan province is one of the famous tourist attractions of the country.
The mountains have been stretched out parallel to the Oman Sea. These Miniature Mounts are extremely beautiful and are considered as the symbols of the unique geo-morphological phenomena of the country.
In the past, Martian Mountains were buried under piles of soil and became visible after a long passage of time. The geometric patterns of the mountains have been created by rapid soil erosion caused by wind and rain as if a skilled painter has carved them.
The mountains vary from 5 meters to 100 meters Ones and have unusual white and gray colors creating beautiful scenes at night. The phenomenon, however, prevents the growth of plants in the region.