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Qeshm Island – Iran’s most southern point

You wonder where that place is? An island off Iranian southern coastline, in the strait of Hormuz. On a clear day you may even see the northern tip of Oman. A very dry place with lots of hidden gems: deep canyons, the most bizarre rock formations and stunning beaches. Qeshm Island is a duty-free zone which adds to its attraction for tons of Iranian tourists from the mainland. The culture on this 150km long island is so very different from the rest of Iran. The vast majority of its people are Sunnites, darker skinned than most Iranians and the general feel is more of an Arab country. The lack of large urban centers gives it a rather traditional rural appeal, but on the other hand it is very relaxed, especially for Iranian tourists. With authorities far away, the headscarf often slips way back, and I was frequently invited to take it off in remote places. Quesm Island is also the perfect hub for visiting smaller, nearby islands.

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