Bandar Abbas




Located on the Strait of Hormuz, the Port of Bandar Abbas is a southern city of Iran. It lies on the shores of Hormuz Bay across from Qeshm, Larak, and Hormuz islands. The Port of Bandar Abbas is about 187 kilometers north-northwest of the Port of Khor Fakkan in the United Arab Emirates.

The Port of Bandar Abbas got its modern name in the 1980s. It is a major shipping center, primarily for imports, and the Port of Bandar Abbas has a long history of deal with the Surat in India.

At one time, the Port of Bandar Abbas was famous for its export of Iranian pottery called “Gombroon” as well as cargoes like dates, citrus, tobacco, and fish.

Today, the Port of Bandar Abbas’ most important industries include producing textiles, fishing, refining oil, and producing steel and aluminum. Mining products including chromium, salt, sulfur, and red oxide are exported through the Port of Bandar Abbas. The close island of Qeshm, a free trade zone is a part of the Port of Bandar Abbas.


Tourism Attractions:

Thursday Market of Minab

The traditional Thursday market of Minab is a place to trade handicrafts, traditional textile,

Sea hunts, and etc. It’s a tourist place in city of Minab.


The Sabieh City :

The historical Sabieh City was a live city in Sasanian time. Kukherd, a city around Bastak, is the city of Sabieh offspring. There is a historical temple in the city.





The Lashtan Castel  :

This castle was built in 3rd century in Bandar Lengeh. It had a significant role in regional wars and also it had been used by Portuguese.


Hengam Island:

Hengam Island is an island-village of Qeshm county, Hormuzgan Province. It is one of the foursome of islands that traditionally have comprised the offshore dependencies of Bandar Abbas, on the northern littoral of the Strait of Hormuz. The others are Qeshm, Hormuz, and Larak Islands.

Hengam is located two kilometers off Qeshm’s southern coast, across a channel that is on the average about eighteatures deep. Geologically, it is a salt plug, just like Hormuz, Larak, and AbuMusa Islands: It has a rocky geography that is dominated by multiple hills and dented by caves.

In Persian, the word Hengam refers to “Time” and “season”, Both concepts could have applied to an island which, as reported in modern times, has been noted for being habitable only for a part of the year due to humidity, heat, and pesky insects, a variety of which could have been the same as the Hangami insects, which are called such because of appearing and disappearing quickly.

Bastak Caravansary : 

This Building in Bastak was a habitation hall in the commercial road of Bastak- Lar and was built in Ghajar time. It contains a main area and some halls and stables around it.

Hara Forests:

These forests with their water channels, birds, and the intact nature are found in Qeshm, Bandar-e-Pohl, Bandar Khamir, and Hormoz Island.

Stars valley:

This geological event is placed in southern Qeshm..

Portuguese Castle:

These castles are in lots of places in borders of Persian Gulf. The Portuguese Castle in Qeshm is included weapons inventory, a big water container, barracks, prison, church, headquarters, and halls.

Water Museum :

This historical place in BandarAbbas related to Safavid time. The water containers and aged digging equipments are exhibited.

Geno Hot Spring : 

Geno Hot Spring is 34 km away in northern east BandarAbbas. It has welfare facilities such as pool for both men and women and also house halls and shop.  There are beautiful palms and trees and a small waterfall.


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