Existence of abundant oil and gas resources in the south of Iran has caused beautiful and extraordinary phenomena. One of these phenomena is located in Khuzestan province near the city of Ramhormoz. Natural gas comes out of the ground through pores and burns slowly. The gas originates from the earth’s surface and probably opened its way to the earth’s surface due to an earthquake-like phenomenon.
Atash Kooh or “Tash Kooh” (Fire Mountain) is one of the tourist attractions of Khuzestan province that attracts many enthusiasts. This mountain is located about 20 km from Ramhormoz, on the way to Baghmalek road and Mamatin village, and you do not need to walk long to reach it.
The area where these gases come out and burn is relatively wide and therefore depicts a beautiful landscape. This area is in the form of a low mountain that is completely covered with small and large rocks and has no vegetation. Fire ignites through these stones and burns with blue and orange colors. The size of the flames is not large and in less places their height reaches more than 15 cm.
Natural gas contains impurities that have an unpleasant odor. Fire Mountain is no exception to this rule and emits an unpleasant odor around it that makes it impossible to stay near it for a long time. It is possible to visit the mountain at any time, but to see a more attractive view, it is recommended to see this attraction near sunset and at night.