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Hormoz – The Rainbow Island of Iran
Hormoz Island
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Hormoz – The Rainbow Island of Iran 

We can surely say if you travel to Hormoz island once, you’ll go there again, Autumn and winter are the best seasons to travel to Hormoz, because you can there experience the good weather of spring and summer, so you can enjoy the breathtaking views of the area and the weather at the same time.
Hormoz island, located in the Persian Gulf and close to Qeshm Island, despite having one of the most beautiful natural collections, has been unexplored by tourists in the past few years. This is while the island is the home of some phenomenal phenomena that dazzles the eyes of every visitor and leaves them speechless.
Hormoz Island is one of the small islands in the Persian Gulf. The island is a place full of different colors and with a completely different culture so that when you visit there, it will appear as if you’ve entered another planet! It is safe to say that the island of Hormoz is an island of colors and wonders that has come out of the heart of the sea.
From the historical Portuguese castle to the Red Beach and the Rainbow Mountains, the island of Hormoz is the place where everyone, regardless of age and taste, must travel at least once in their lives.

1. Hormoz Island Rainbow valley

2. Hormoz Island Portuguese castle

3. The Salt Goddess

4. Valley of sculptures in Hormoz Island

5. Red Soil Mine

6. Native culture of southern Iran

1. Hormoz Island Rainbow valley

Hormoz Rainbow Valley is a dream of geologists and inspirational artists that has come true. Imagine hills that display a variety of red, purple, yellow, and blue colors. Colors that form different shapes. This breathtaking phenomenon provides an extraordinary landscape for photography.

Rainbow valley
Rainbow valley

2. Hormoz Island Portuguese castle

The Portuguese castle located in the island of Hormoz is one of the complete constructions left by the Portuguese colonists in the Persian Gulf. You can walk in areas that used to be water storage, weapons caches, or enclosures in the past and feel that you’ve traveled back in time!

Portuguese castle Hormoz Island
Portuguese castle

3. The Salt Goddess

Various salt rocks are found on this Island, but one of the masterpieces of nature on this island is the crystalline salt mountain, known as the salt goddess. With a short walk in Hormoz Island, this beautiful phenomenon can be watched closely.

The Salt Goddess - Hormoz Island
The Salt Goddess

4. Valley of sculptures in Hormoz Island

This amazing area is called the valley of sculptures because all of the rocks are cut naturally in different shapes. By Walking in this magical environment, you find yourself in the middle of sculptures in the form of eagle, rooster, mouse, and even dragon. In addition, one of the most beautiful views of the Persian Gulf can be seen from this valley.

Valley of sculptures Hormoz Island
Valley of sculptures

5. Red Soil Mine

One of the most famous features of the Hormoz Island is its red soil. Local people use this soil to decorate their houses and even for cooking. All the land around the Red Soil Mine, and even the water of the sea near that mine is red.

Red Soil Mine - Hormoz Island
Red Soil Mine

6. Native culture of southern Iran

Hormoz Island’s beauty is not only about being colorful and its natural phenomena. By visiting this island, you can talk to the original native culture of southern Iran and get in touch with the local people.

Hormoz culture
Hormoz culture

Local food

Ziboon is one of the most popular local dishes in this area, which is compatible with most of the tastes. It’s good to know that this food is similar to “Estambouli” (another Persian food) but it has fish and fries in it.
Havari is another local food that is made of fish, but has a sharp flavor. The food is cooked with different spices, and the essential ingredient of this food is turmeric. Some people use shrimp instead of fish. Making this food is hard and takes time, and it is consumed mostly in summer.
Soragh is a local dish with the edible red soil of Hormoz Island as an ingredient. They prepare this meal with sardines, red soils, lemons and oranges. The edible soil of the Hormoz Island is used in the local food of this island

Hormuz market and handicrafts

Hormuz Island Market

At the entrance of the Portuguese castle, you can see the beach market of Hormoz Island in which women sell the Island’s handicrafts, including beautiful sculptures, feminine masks, and paintings on glass. The Hormoz crafts market is one of the most spectacular features of the Hormoz Island.

Hormuz Island Market Hormoz Island
Hormuz Island Market

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