Rig-e Jen desert, Rig Jenn, Jinn

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Rig-e Jen desert, Rig Jenn, Jinn

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The ancients of this land (IRAN) used the word “jinn” when they could not describe the existence of anything with the knowledge of their time. For example, the use of the name “Kal-Jenny” for a valley in Tabas was due to the fact that its origin was accompanied by many question marks.



There is a large land in the center of Iran that is inaccessible to our ancestors due to various phenomena such as vast sands or lands that become swampy due to rain, and many attempts to cross it have probably failed. Perhaps for this reason, they used the word “sand jinn” for it, which indicates the existence of unusual phenomena in this land that prevent humans from passing through it.


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Where is the Rig-e Jen desert?

Rig-e Jen is a large region between the provinces of Isfahan and Semnan, which includes very high and wide sand dunes and dry lands. Due to its vastness and lack of a stable water source, this area has always been out of reach of caravans and people around this area, and there is no evidence of caravans passing through this area. The area was finally opened by adventurers in the late 20th century, and it became clear that there were no abnormalities in the desert other than natural factors that make it difficult to travel to the area.


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Travel guide to Rig-e Jen desert

Large parts of this area can not be visited except for off-road groups. But in the southern parts of the desert, which is known as the tail of the sand, there are access roads for enthusiasts and they can use its beauties. To visit this desert, there are different routes between Anarak and Cupanan in Isfahan province, which, of course, due to the difficulty of access to it, is accompanied by experienced and knowledgeable people.


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Rig-e Jen Desert Wildlife

Contrary to popular belief, there is a rich flora and fauna among the sand dunes of the desert. In many places, desert shrubs grow and along with them, significant traces of animal life can be seen. The best time to visit Rig-e Jen and visit the desert in general is autumn and winter when the temperature is lower. Because in spring and summer, in addition to the oppressive heat, dangerous animals such as snakes and scorpions are active and can pose dangers.



Rig-e Jen desert at night

The night sky of the desert is the paradise of astronomers, and the pristine nature of Rig-e Jen compared to other deserts of Iran invites photographers, astronomers and researchers. Due to the remoteness of this desert from the big cities and the light created by these cities, beautiful images of the night sky can be recorded inside the Rig-e Jen desert.



Rig jen desert, Night Sky


The best time and season to travel to Rig-e Jen desert?

The best time to travel to Rig-e Jen is autumn and winter. In the summer, the Rig-e Jen Desert is one of the hottest spots in Iran.


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Necessary equipment for Rig-e Jen desert Travel?

Although Rig-e Jen is a desert and lowland region, it has cold nights. Therefore, having warm clothes and a sleeping bag is a necessity of travel. The only way to stay in this area is camping and it is definitely an adventurous trip.


Rig jen desert camping


What is needed for visit Rig-e Jen desert in Iran?

First, you need to have enough knowledge to do. .

Second, you will need camp equipment. Equipment without which it is not possible to stay in desert. 

Third, you need to select an experienced team to enter the desert with. Without an experienced team, entering the desert can be very dangerous.


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Trekking tours in Rig-e Jen desert

It is possible to trekking in the Rig-e Jen, which of course requires professional teams.


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