Rig-e Zarin Desert, Moghestan

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Rig-e Zarin Desert, Moghestan

Moghestan Desert, Yazd, Rig-e Zarrin
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Rig Zarin desert, which is also known as Mughistan, is located in Yazd province and near Ardakan city. This desert is located in Sagand village. Rig-e Zarrin desert is one of the most beautiful deserts in Iran, which can be visited during a trip to Yazd.



The Rig-e Zarin has fewer visitors than many other well-known deserts such as the Marnjab and Mesr, and therefore its tranquility and silence is remarkable, especially during the night. Of course, this factor can create dangers for tourists. Because in most parts of the desert there are no signs for guidance, the chances of getting lost are high.

Where is the Rig-e Zarin Desert?

It is located in the north of Yazd province and near the border of Isfahan province, one of the spectacular deserts of Iran. This desert is almost oval in shape, which is about 50 km long and 10 km wide. There are several routes to reach this desert, the most famous of which are from the city of Saghand and the village of Moghestan. For this reason, this desert is known as the Rig-e Zarin (Golden Sand) or the Moghestan Desert.

Rig-e Zarin Desert Wildlife

Rig-e Zarin, like other deserts, is composed of many long and short sands and shows beautiful landscapes. Here, too, it has special flora and fauna. Turmeric and thorn bushes and animals such as foxes and rabbits are only a small part of this rich wildlife.

Rig-e Zarin desert at night

The night sky of the desert is the paradise of astronomers, and the pristine nature of Rig-e Zarin 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 desert.


Travel guide to Rig-e Zarin desert

It is possible to visit the Rig-e Zarin of Moghestan village through a road with an approximate length of 5 km. This road is suitable for most vehicles and in favorable weather it can be crossed and reach the beginning of the desert.

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

The best season to visit this desert and all deserts in general is autumn and winter. Because during spring and summer, the temperature of most deserts is high and beyond human tolerance. In addition, the presence of dangerous insects and animals during the hot seasons can pose a danger to visitors.

Necessary equipment for Lut desert Travel?

Although Rig-e Zarin 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.

What is needed for visit Rig-e Zarin 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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