Hottest spot in the world

Here is Kalut legendary city. The city its territory is black in color. The city is the closest point on earth to the moon. The city that no living being cannot live in it even bacteria. Here is the hottest spot on Earth. The air temperature in the shade is approximately 70 degrees Celsius. Here is Kalut city, the hottest spot on earth in the heart of Shahdad. The Kalut area from a distance looks like ruins of a large urban that it has been described by many words as the fictitious town or Lut city.

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Alamut Castle

Where Every Stone Tells a Story

Alamut

Alamut is a region in Iran including western and eastern parts in the western edge of the Alborz massif, between the dry and barren plain of Qazvin in the south and the densely forested slopes of Mazandaran province in the north approximately 100 km (60 mi) from present-day Tehran. Since it lies on a mountain, it was named Alamut,which means “Eagle’s Nest.” Starting from Qazvin towardAlamut, passing through the first range of hills, curvatures,forms, scars, wrinkles are significant themes in nature’scomposition of this area. Two big citadels of Ismailists, Lambsar and Alamut castles are in this area. Hassan-Sabbah and his followers controlled the area for many years. Continue reading

One must wash eyes

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One must wash eyes, look differently to things words must be washed
The word must be wind itself, the word must be the rain itself
One must shut umbrellas
One must walk in the rain
One must carry the thought, the recollection in the rain
One must go walk in the rain with all the townsfolk
One must see friends in the rain
One must search love in the rain

(Sohrab Sepehri)

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Qeshm

I want to start write some series posts about tourism in some cities of Iran. You can know about beautiful places in those cities and of course if you don’t have any good idea for your trip or coming vacation, you can choose one of these cities. Today I start first series about an island, its name – as you see on title – is Qeshm.

Qeshm is the largest island in the Persian Gulf, with rocky coastlines that protects a mountainous and often beautiful interior. The coast is dotted with small villages and towns. Qeshm Island is free duty zone.The simplest way is to get there by Airlines or on a speedboat at Bandar Abbas main harbor. There are lots of them departing each few minutes. The ride takes between 20 to 40 minutes depending on the boat. Unlike Kish Island you need a visa for Iran if you are arriving from another country. Qeshm Island is very long (approximately 150kms from east to west), and its main attractions are far away from each other, and therefore taxis are strongly recommended.

Today I introduce you just 3 very beautiful places from Qeshm.

1- Stars Valley

It has about 2 million years old and it’s the unique masterpiece nature of the island.Stars valley -locals are named it fallen star- is one of the most beautiful effects of erosion on the island that the locals believe, after falling a star and effect of heavy impact, soil rose up then became dry in any shapes.Features and spectacular Star Valley led the valley as part of the geopark of Qeshm island included natural monuments in the UNESCO to be registered. Qeshm geopark with beautiful natural and historical monuments is the only geopark in the Middle East .

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2-Xarbes Caves

This cave is remains of the large village Xarbes that now completely destroyed and except cemeteries and a lake, nothing isn’t left of it.This village at least until 1400 years ago,was a good place for life, explorers and ship guards.They are series of interconnected caves, originally formed by geologic erosion and expanded by human back to the Median age (1,000 B.C) continued up to recent centuries. Many different applications are considered for the caves, from somewhere for sheltering from pirates to somewhere for worshiping Gods; Xarbes is also said to be an ancient Mithraism temple and its original name was probably Xorpas (Xor=Sun & Pas=Guard). There are some cravings of holy ancient symbols inside the caves.
Xarbes caves are one of the Qeshm Island’s main tourist attractions.

غارهای خربس

3-Harra sea forest

Harra ( Mangrove ) species whose scientific name is derived from Iranian sage and philosopher, Avicenna, 3 to 6 foot trees that live in salt water. In fact mangrove tree is a natural desalination plant. Mangrove forests due to ecological conditions are favorable, safe habitat for migratory birds from the tropical regions. Wet and mangrove tidal zones, habitats for clams, crustaceans and fishes are created; and it is a suitable place for poultry and fish-eating marine especially white marine heron.

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Cyrus Day

As you know today – I mean 29th of October – is Cyrus day. So it’s a good time to say some little things about this big man.

Of course if you search in internet you can see a lots of information about him,but I want to give you just some little things and news and show you very beautiful photo.

He is an Iranian that lived 2560 years ago and his cylinder that he wrote on it First Charter of Human Rights, is very famous. You can find it in the  Continue reading →. I will write for you more,about him in future, but right now, The Tehran University, is holding “Cyrus Cylinder Memorial Conference”. Before start this conference the Tehran University Students’ Association history prepared and bring the replica of Cyrus tomb that you can see it in the photo.

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But as you see, the Ferdowsi statue. Both of these men were very effective in the world and both of them paid attention to peace and human rights. As you know Ferdowsi is a big poet and he composed the best and biggest heroic poems in the world Shahnameh, that it doesn’t apply just heroic poems and it has more than 50000 verse. He lived 1050 years ago and he spent 30 years of his life to compose Shahnameh.

Both of them had peaceful, helpful and great idea, and now I want to right for you some sentences, just to show you a very small part of their thoughts.

Cyrus :  Remember to always bring to you the most beautiful of human nature is his kindness.

Ferdowsi :  See always good to each other and don’t spend the mortal world in bad.

Cyrus: Always be whole-hearted , sincere and together to have to firm your union and justice.

Ferdowsi: Create and be merry from  justice.Take life easy and Do not remind hatred.

You can find a lot of books about these big men. any where.

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Hafiz Respect

Today was the day of respect Hafiz. So i prepare for you a part of one of his poems. If you like it i will put more.The Photo is Hafiz’s Tomb in day and in the Continue reading you can see his tomb in night.

Hafiz Tomb

 
My heart no longer brooks my hand; sages, aid for God my woe!                                                   Else,alas! my secret deep, son the curious world must know
The bark we steer has standard: O breeze auspicious swell                                                            We yet may see once more the Friend we love so well
O bounteous man, since Heaven sheds o’er thee blessings mild                                                    Inquire, one day at least, how fares misfortune’s child 
What holds in peace this twofold world, let this twofold sentence show:                                    “Amity to every friend, courtesy to every foe”
Upon the way of honour, impeded was my range                                                                              If this affect thee, strive my destiny to change
Seek drunkenness and pleasure till times of strait be o’er:                                                             This alchemy of life can make the beggar Kore
Submit; or burn thou taper-like, e’en from jealousy o’er much:                                                     Adamant, no less than wax, melts beneath that charmer’s touch
When fair ones talk in Persian, the streams of life out well                                                             This news to pious Pirs, My Saki, haste to tell
Since Hafiz not by his own choice this his wine-strained cowl did win                                         Shaikh, who hast unsullied robes, hold me innocent of sin

 Hafiz

  Translator : Herman Bicknell
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