Preliminary archaeological surveys recorded an Achaemenid and Sassanid settlement, and cargo ships docked for supplies and cargo from many centuries as mentioned by Marco Polo. The ruins of Portuguese castle, Khorbas Caves, Stars Valley, Mangrove Forest (Jangal-e Hara) are amazing attractions of this island.

Kharbas Caves
Kharbes caves are located 15 km from Qeshm on the right side of Qeshm road to Kharbes village and Dargahan village. The architecture of these caves is rocky and is considered as an ancient geological phenomenon. Within the cave there are a number of halls, numerous rooms, springs and holes.

Dareh-e setaregan (the Valley of the Stars)
The Valley of stars is located in the village of Khalaf, about 5 km from the south coast of the island. Due to the special shape of the valley and the types of formations and erosion phenomena in the valley, the blow of the wind creates an amazing sound. This valley is actually an eroded area by surface waters and seasonal streams.

Salt domes of Namakdan
Salt Mountain in the southwest part of Qeshm Island is a major feature of the western mountainous complex. This cone-shaped mountain is 397 meters high and the salt structure of this mountain is accumulated from igneous rocky sediments.

Jangal-e Harra (Mangrove forests)
Hara forest is a unique example of Iran’s unique natural beauty in Qeshm island. Harra or Mangrove trees grow in salty water where they absorb the fresh water of the sea within the tide of the water and let out the salt.

Namakdan cave
A narrow stream of salt-saturated water, and the crystalline river has created a beautiful view along the entrance to the cave. This cave is one of the world’s longest salt caves and is located 100 km from Qeshm.

Qeshm Geo Park
Geopark or Geological Park is an area in which the geological heritage of that area is maintained. Geo-Park is a geographic area that includes one or more geological phenomena. The first Middle East geo-park on Qeshm Island has joined the UNESCO-sponsored network of national geo parks.

Dareh-e Chahkooh (Chahkuh valley)
This valley is part of the city of Qeshm and is one of Qeshm’s landmarks. This valley is located 100 km from city center of Qeshm and near the village of Chahkouh. Chahkouh is a valley with streams and unique naturally made statues, covered with hundreds of holes, bowls and niches on its main body, which often formed by heavy rains and sunlight.

Lark Island
Lark Island is 77 km square and is about 16 km from Qeshm Island. The island is located in southeastern Qeshm. The cone-shaped volcanic mountains, which reache the highest point at 138 meters, can be seen on the island. From the geological point of view, the island is a salt dome formed at the end of the third century of geology. From among the attractions of the island to the Portuguese castle, which is the largest castle of this type in the Persian Gulf after the orange castle of Hormuz Island. Also, the 800-year-old residence in the heart of the mountain and the historical cemetery of the island are other attractions of the island.

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