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Kish Island






Kish Island is a resort island lapped by the sheltered waters of coral-edged lagoons, home to many of the world's spices of reef fish. Snorkeling in Kish is amongst the best in the world, whilst scuba diving offers an even more spectacular insight of life beneath the waters. The island has its own PADI/SSI Dive Center.

A variety of other water sports are also available. Jet-skiing, sailing, fishing, parasailing, reef walking, coral viewing, boating and water skiing are just a few.

All together, Kish Island offers a variety of cultures, scenery, sports, duty-free shopping and entertainment.​
 

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The Kish Free Zone Organisation House.




Kish Int'l Exhibition.


The Marina.


























The topography of the Island is such that the surface water flows to a certain part in the north called the Portuguese Valley. That area is naturally vegetated and one of the Island's oldest lour trees is there. Around this tree the Deraxt-e Sabz (The Green Tree) Park has been created.




































Many years ago, a Greek cargo ship approached Kish for unknown reasons. It ran aground and was unable to leave. The name of the ship is Kula F. It is a mountain of steel; behind which the sun hides and in the moonlight it looks like a floating giant.

Apparently the absence of lighthouse was the reason the ship ran aground. Apparently all attempts to float it again were fruitless and failed. And now that there is nothing left of it but a huge steel structure.













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It looks beautiful, I know this place because somebody did a GTC of it once but I think 99% of the people in the forum don't know this place. What kind of tourists come to this place, are they mainly from the Mid-East or are there people from Europe and the US?
 

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This place has existed in Kish Island for the past 3,000 years. People of Kish used the wells for access to sweet water for drinking and normal usage.

The wells were connected via underground tunnels to the next. The tunnels, sometimes 10 meters in diameter, went from one end of the island to another covering a distance of approximately 17 kilometers. Kish rulers used to used these tunnel to escape from pirates that attacked the island quite often.

In 1995 two Kish entrepreneurs decided to transform this phenomenon into a traditional bazar, recreational and entertainment center. The bazar will have between 50-80 stores dedicated to Iranian handicrafts from 26 Iranian provincess and the rest will be available to other countries to present their goods.

The tunnels will be filled with sea water and small boat will take tourists from one end of the island to the other via the narrow, open and underground route. The walls of the bazaar are decorated with ancient designs. One section will have characters from the Iranian poet Ferdosi's Shahnameh (Book of Kings) drawn on walls with a person telling the story in 4 languages (Persian, English, German and French).























 

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The ancient town of Harireh.

Harire is most probably the town that the Iranian poet, Sa'adi, has referred
to in his book 'The Rose Garden'. There are references in the works of several
Iranian historians to the location of the town on the island. These say that
the town was situated in the middle of the northern part, precisely where the
ruins are standing today.







Harire Water Storage:

 
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