Iran is a four-season country, with a variety of natural beauty. A thousand of book and magazine will be needed to describe this beauty. All around the country you face many natural attractions like dense forests of the north, high mountains of the west, southern blue seas of Persian Gulf, central deserts, rivers and waterfalls. But, Iran is well known for its fabulous culture and history, too.
Iran is the cradle of culture and literature not even in western Asia but the world, Ferdowsi, Khayyam, Attar, Sa’di, Hafez, the great Iranian poets and intelligence were the other reasons why we call the county land of wonders. In this article, we will look at the Iran ecotourism potential that resembles the world’s most popular tourist attractions.
Ala Dagh Lar Mountains in Mahanshan Zanjan – Rainbow Mountains of Peru
As you cross the Zanjan-Tabriz expressway, the colourful mountains catch your eye. One of the most spectacular sight in Iran that makes every viewer admire and surprise. At first glance, you may feel you have seen the rainbow. But this is the especial soil on the mountain. Interestingly, the Rainbow Mountains in Peru look exactly like the Aladag Lar Mountains.
Shirz canyon in Lorestan – Kings Valley in Australia
Lorestan is the heaven of nature lovers because of its amazing nature and clean air. The Shirz canyon is one of the best examples of this fabulous nature in Lorestan. This canyon is located northeast of Kuhdasht city. This gorge is located in a green area surrounded by wild rivers. For millions of years, the water erosion made a lot of different natural sight in the area. this valley is that it is similar to the Valley of the Kings in Australia, which is one of the most popular natural sights in the world.
Chabahar Martian Mountains – Martian Mountains of Atacama Desert, Chile
The Chabahar Martian Mountains, also called miniature mountains, located on the route of Chabahar to Gwadar bay. They are called Mars Mountains because of the sediments and their mineral content on these mountains, which resemble the surface of planet Mars. The interesting thing is that there are so-called Martian mountains in Atacama Chile. These mountains are one of the hundreds of unique natural attractions in Iran’s Sistan Baluchistan Province that attracts many domestic and foreign tourists annually and improve the rate of this province for Iranian ecotourism tours.
Bandar-e Tang in Chabahar – Namibia beaches in Africa
Bandar-e Tang is a port near Konarak, in Chabahar which has wonderful beaches. These beaches are the best example of desert beaches in Iran. Imagine the silence of the desert in the night, which is broken by the sound of waves! One of ecotourism spot of Iran is that you can experience the desert and the sea at the same time. The beaches of Namibia in southwest Africa have the same characteristics.
Jen Hoodoo in Zanjan – Bryce Canyon National Park in the USA
A hoodoo is a tall thin spire of rock that protrudes from the bottom of an arid drainage basin; this is also called tent rock, fairy chimney, or earth pyramid. Near Mahanshan city, Zanjan, there is another special attraction that is called Jinn Hoodoo or ‘’Doodkesh-e Jen’’. This place is a natural phenomenon created by erosion. Since past people considered that building such an extraordinary structure couldn’t be done by men, they attributed them to jinn, giants and fairy. There are similar places in the world but the most popular one is Bryce Canyon National Park in the USA.
Lorestan Khazine Valley – Grand Canyon America
Khazine valley of Lorestan is one of the most spectacular ecotourism spots in Iran that surprises you. Khazine Valley located in Pol-e Dokhtar. there is the tallest suspension bridge of Iran in this valley. The attraction is very similar to the American Grand Canyon. The area is fantastic and with a little more attention it could be introduced as one of the most popular ecotourism spots in Iran.
Pink Lake Lipar Chabahar – Highland Lake Australia
Chabahar is the cradle of many Iranian wonders. Other attractions in Iran, located in Chabahar, is Lipar lake or ‘’Pink lake of Iran’’. The pink colour of the lake is due to the presence of plankton and the abundance of organic and inorganic substances. There is a similar lake in Australia called Lake Hillier.