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Hormoz Island - Hormozgan Province
Hormoz Island (Hurmoz) lies like an oyster shell amidst the waters of the Persian Gulf, covering an area of 41.9 sq. km. Hormoz Island is located to the southeast of Bandar Abbas and lies within 10 nautical miles from it.

The island, known as Organa to the ancient Greeks and as Jarun in the Islamic period, acquired the name of "Hormuz" from the important harbour town of Hormuz (Ormus) on the mainland 60 km away, which had been a centre of a minor principality on both sides of the strait. The island is arid, and during the summer months the temperature can rise to over 43 °C (109 °F).

Hormuz is an island full of wonders. The land of colored soils. Where the redness of its soil and the sea become together. A strange mountain whose soil is used as a kind of spice by the locals! This edible mountain, which is the only edible mountain of the world, is located in Hormuz Island, Iran.

 
The Museum and Gallery of Dr. Ahmad Nadalian in Hormoz Island - Persian Gulf
The Museum and Gallery of Dr. Ahmad Nadalian in Hormoz Island - Persian Gulf


The wide ranging colors of the soil include white, yellow, red, green, orange, beige, brown, light turquoise, and even gold. From a geology perspective, the island is one of the most important salt domes of the world; due to these features, it is given the name lithology lab. The agile artists of the island also produce hand arts such as colorful paintings made with their valuable soil, also very popular among tourists.

The best time to visit Hormuz island is winter. Natural events like the migration of birds and turtles also occur in this season.
When you decide to travel to the Hormuz island, you need to prepare yourself, because in Hormuz there is neither a shopping center or a luxurious hotel. Everything is pristine and intact, and actually, this is what makes this island unique that there are no urban elements there.


Camping in Hormuz island:
Camping in Hormuz island is very popular, and this is one of the motivations of traveling. For iran ecotourism lovers, camping and having a couple of days by the sea, and living like a primitive, is like a dream. Just have to have enough camping gear with you, things like tents, cookies, dishes, and cooking utensils.
if you want to camp near sea, be careful to distance enough from it, because half the nights the water is rising due to tides and if you tent near the sea, water may enter your tent or the sound of waves won’t let you sleep.

 
Rainbow Valley is a geologist’s dream and an inspiration for artists and nature enthusiasts. Imagine a narrow valley with multi-hued earth and sand and colourful mountains in shades of red, purple, yellow, Hormoz Island - Persian Gulf
Rainbow Valley is a geologist’s dream and an inspiration for artists and nature enthusiasts. Imagine a narrow valley with multi-hued earth and sand and colourful mountains in shades of red, purple, yellow, ...


History of Hormuz Island:
Hormuz is an old island. The sources say this island is 600 million years old. The same sources say that Hormuz island had a brutal trade before Mongols attack. When the Mongols came, they took their homes and villages. Some people moved to Qeshm, and others moved to Gambaron pier and built a city that they named it Hormuz because of the name of that ancient city.

 
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Hormoz Island - Hormozgan Province
Hormoz Island - Hormozgan Province
Hormoz Island - Persian Gulf - Hormozgan
Hormoz Island - Hormozgan Province
Hormoz Island - Hormozgan Province
Hormoz Island - Hormozgan Province
Hormoz Island - Hormozgan Province
Hormoz Island - Hormozgan Province
Hormoz Island - Hormozgan Province
Silence Valley in Hormoz Island - Persian Gulf - Hormozgan
Hormoz Island - Hormozgan Province
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This relic is one of the important vestiges from the times of the Portuguese and their domination on the coastal areas and islands of the Persian Gulf. The Fort of Our Lady ... MORE
This stunningly beautiful natural site is called 'Valley of the Statues' (Valley of Sculptures,  Valley of Imagination or Darreye Tandis-ha) because here tall rocks ... MORE
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born in 1963, in Iran (Sangsar) Ahmad Nadalian began his art activities in 1979s. His early works at school were cartoon drawings and caricatures. His environmental art ... MORE
To get to the natural areas of the silent valley in Hormuz, you have to walk a few hundred yards to enjoy the salt landscape in this valley, reach the rocky wall at the end ... MORE
The Hormuz Island in southern Iran is widely known for its red and edible soil but in addition to the dominant red colour of the island, a splendid white colour catches the ... MORE
The entire of Hormoz  island is made of rainbow mountains and you can freely walk through most of the middle of it. But this spot is a good place to stop and check out all ... MORE
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