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Chahkooh valley or Chahkooh canyon is located in 70 kilometres from city of Qeshm. It’s believed that Qeshm Island has seven wonders, and in the recent years more adventurous tourists have been eager to find out about the gems of the southern parts of Iran.
It is a narrow canyon with vertical rims and wonderful formations, which seems to be representing a creative artist’s demonstration. (iran tourism and touring organization) In some cases, the width of these rims reaches even to 1 m. This canyon which has been created in a layer of sand and due to the existence of marl layers, silt and lime and their dissolving erosion in holes, several beautiful ruts have been created. Since the floor of the canyon is the place on which water flows after each time raining, the locals have graved well (Chah in Persian) on it to make use of water, so the name “Chahkooh’ which means “Mount Well” has accordingly been chosen for it. The exposed rock and lack of plant life are quite startling and invoke a quiet sense of awe. The canyon's rounded edges and sharp corners create a symphony in stone of imposing proportions. You can climb up to the intersection of two narrow vertical canyons and drink from a chah (well) that has been used by shepherds for centuries. | Read more at

Another impressive place, not so well known, on the islands of Persian Gulf. I hope you like it.

Two other photos in Workshops. I chose the photo for the main upload with the guy in a red shirt. But better is the wide view in Workshop.

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Additional Photos by Malgorzata Kopczynska (emka) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 13401 W: 141 N: 34841] (157280)
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