Qeshm Star Valley

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Qeshm Star Valley

Star valley, Qeshm Island

Water is directly and indirectly the building block of many strange phenomena on Earth. Some of which are so extraordinary that they are related to extraterrestrial powers. There are examples of it all over Iran. For example, we can mention the beautiful valley of Kal Jenny in Tabas, the construction of which has been linked to the jinn, and many still believe that it is their place of residence.

But there is another beautiful example on Qeshm Island, the construction of which was so strange that its origin is attributed to a falling star from the sky, and in the local language it is known as “Estaleh Kafta“, which means “fallen star“. In addition to the strange appearance of the valley, the wind blowing among the remaining pillars causes abnormal noises, which is why the people of this valley believe that the goblins live and still prefer not to enter the valley during the night.

Of course, it is clear that this valley, like other similar examples on Qeshm Island, such as the Statue Valley and Chahkuh Strait, was created by the passage of water and the erosion caused by it, and no unnatural power played a role in its construction.

Strange structures can be seen everywhere in the valley and have attracted the attention of nature lovers so that it is one of the most visited places on Qeshm Island. Star Valley is located in the southeastern part of Qeshm Island, near the village of “Berke Khalaf“. It is less than 30 km away from Qeshm city to Star Valley (Darreh Setareh), which can be easily reached by Star Valley. Visiting and walking in the valley is also easy and possible for everyone. However, in rainy conditions, more caution is needed due to slippery trails in the valley.

Inside the Valley of the Stars, several different routes have been prepared for the use of visitors, and visiting each of them has its own special charm. After visiting inside, you can go to the top of the valley through one of the routes and see the view of the valley from above. The Valley of the Stars is not a large space and it does not take much time to visit the whole. Most of its trails lead to impassable dead ends.

Mehdi Gholami.


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