Qeshm Tala wells

Naz Island, Qeshm Island, Hormozgan, Iran
Qeshm Naz Islands
September 23, 2020
Hengam Island, Dolphin, Hormozgan, Iran
Hengam Island
September 23, 2020

Qeshm Tala wells

Tala well, Qeshm Island

Iran has always been a land of low rainfall and drought, and in the meantime, southern Iran has been facing this problem more than other places due to less rainfall. Everywhere in southern Iran, clever solutions have been devised to solve this problem, some of which still remain, and some of which are still efficient enough to implement.

On Qeshm Island to collect and store water; Wells have been constructed that during rain, water from rain is transferred to these wells through canals to be used for human and livestock seasons in water shortages.
Choosing the location of the wells requires smart calculations so that both proper water enters it and the soil impermeability is acceptable enough to store water in the well for a long time. This water was sometimes stored for months and therefore the accuracy of calculations was necessary.

These wells were built in different places, some of which are known to tourists. For example, the wells in Chahkuh Strait are of this type and were built for the use of the locals.

But the most numerous and famous wells on Qeshm Island are located near a village called Laft. It is said that these wells are the number of days of the year and each well was used by the villagers for one day. At the moment, the number of these wells is less, but their number is still significant and it shows an amazing view.

Tala (Gold) wells are located on the edge of the old texture of Laft port and the view of the old windbreaks of this port next to these wells has doubled its charm.

It is possible for everyone to visit Tala wells, but due to the open mouth of some wells, it is necessary to do so carefully. The distance from Laft port to Qeshm city is about 50 km, which takes about 1 hour to reach.

Mehdi Gholami.


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