Qeshm was known as Abarkawan in Sassanid (226-651 CE) times when it was an important trade and navigation center. The island continued to flourish after the advent of Islam when trade ships traveled between Qeshm and China, India and Africa.
Touristic villages in Qeshm
Qeshm Island has several villages that are unique in their culture, costumes, and nature. Konarsiah Village is where visitors can explore local traditions and taste local delicacies and Shibderaz Village is where Hawksbill turtles hatch.
Qeshm is home to the world’s smallest mammal, the white-toothed pygmy shrew, as well as the world’s biggest mammal, the blue whale. Qeshm is also home to pods of dolphins that swim close to the island in the waters of the Persian Gulf.
Top tourist attractions in Qeshm
The island’s top natural attractions include Hara or Mangrove Forests, Kharbas Caves, Naz Islands and Chah Kouh (also Chah Kooh) Valley, which is also known as the Qeshm Geopark.
Qeshm is a fishing island and has farmlands in which watermelon and melon are grown as well as date palm orchards. Locals believe the island’s unique red soil has medicinal properties and use it as a cooking ingredient.
Things to do in Qeshm
Tourists or those visiting the island on business can enjoy recreational activities such as fishing, horseback riding, auto racing and water sports or rejuvenate at Qeshm natural spas.
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