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Kalut Shahdad Desert

Klots are structures that are created by natural erosion, especially caused by wind. These structures are seen in different forms and therefore have a lot of tourist attraction and many enthusiasts travel to visit and photograph these structures.




Klots are found in different parts of Iran. But the largest of them is located in Kerman province and around the city of Shahdad, and for this reason they are known as Shahdad Klots.


The range in which these Klots can be seen is very wide. The western and northern parts of this area, which is located between Shahdad and Nehbandan, are more scattered, and for this reason, it is more possible to visit it. Along the way to the south and east, it causes the Klots to condense.


The best place to enter Klots is after Deh Seif village on the way from Shahdad to Nehbandan. From this point, you can enter the Kalot area by off-road or on foot and enjoy visiting them.


Visiting a small area of ​​the Klots takes at least half a day, and due to the usual heat of this area, it is necessary to have water with you for this period.

The young lake of Kalout Shahdad desert

In 2019, a flood destroyed the Shahdad – Nehbandan road, which was part of the unfortunate consequences of this flood. From another perspective, we will see this flood, as a result of which a lake appeared in the desert of Lut and Kalut Shahdad. After the emergence of the young lake, many migratory birds were attracted to this area. The width of the lake blocked the road from Shahdad to Nehbandan. The remains of the road are still there and the electricity poles are in the middle of the water of this lake. The Kalouts that emerge from the lake’s water are like beautiful islands. The emergence of the lake, in addition to desert irrigation, has made this region one of the natural attractions in Iran. The emergence of a young lake near the hottest spot in the world is very strange.  It is not clear how long the lake will last. Lack of rain in the area and hot weather are likely to cause the lake to lose water soon.


Mehdi Gholami.

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