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(Hara)Mangrove forests of Qeshm

Iran is a very hot country. The interior areas of this country experience high temperatures. So that it can be said that as we move from the south of Iran to the north, the air temperature decreases.

For this reason, people often go to the north of Iran for fun and travel. Because the forests of the northern provinces and its cool weather are very famous.But few people know that one of the most important forests of Iran is not located in the north, but in one of the southernmost places, on Qeshm Island (in the Persian Gulf) and the largest island in this region. Very special forests that are unique in the world and are considered part of the natural and vital heritage of mankind in terms of ecology, growth and genetics. These wonders of nature are called (Hara)Mangrove forests of Qeshm and they do not grow on land, but in the sea, and water is their home. Of course, there are mangrove forests in 7 other regions of Iran, but they are not as big and important as the Qeshm mangrove forest.

Let's go to the shores of Qeshm Island, in the beautiful Persian Gulf.

What do you know about (Hara)mangrove forests?

Hara is the name of a species of trees called mangroves that grow in salty waters. These trees are short in height but very large and full of leaves. Any branch that is separated from the main tree and falls into the water or marsh grows again and this process is repeated. These forests play an important role in the environment's ecosystem due to their spread and expansion. Mangrove plants have oval-shaped leaves that are green and shiny on them, and the back of the leaves is white or gray.

Qeshm mangrove forest has an area of about 85 thousand square meters and is located in the eastern part of the island. This forest is partially immersed in the water with the tide of the sea and comes out again. In such a way that all their intertwined roots are also visible. When you look at these plants, it is as if you have entered a wonderland. An area full of trees and green color that floats on the endless expanse of blue sea and reaches the depth of the sky till the horizon. For this reason and with the reflection of the golden sunlight by the water, the mangrove forest has been nicknamed the *Green gold* of the Persian Gulf.

Over time, these trees have been able to absorb sea water through their roots and then turn it into fresh water. Mangrove trees play a very important role in charcoal production, paper pulp production, wood production and animal feed supply. Also, there are juices inside the vessels of trees that are useful for some skin diseases and completely cure them. It is worth mentioning that the leaves of these plants are of great nutritional importance, so they can create a favorable environment for aquatic animals and birds.

When and how to get to Qeshm mangrove forest?

To visit the forest, you must first travel to Qeshm Island by air or sea. Then go to the mangrove forest through the eastern highway. The last step is to rent a boat and travel among the magical trees. Southern Iran has hot weather. So it is better to travel to Qeshm in autumn and winter.

(Hara)Mangrove forests of Qeshm is rare in the world. The green gold of the Persian Gulf is waiting for you!!!

Tags: Forests, Hormozgan Province, Hormozgan Attractions, forests in ancient Iran

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