Translator: MAJID JAMAL ZADE
Extracted from Beytoote
Get acquainted with the attractions of this city by traveling to Bandar AbbasA trip to Bandar Abbas is a very special occurrence as far as cities such as Shiraz and Isfahan. If you are surprised by these historic monuments in these cities, in Bandar Abbas, the islands and its people will do so, and of course its food.
Train, bus or plane?To travel to Bandar Abbas, if you do not want to go by personal vehicle, which, of course, can be very exciting if you have the opportunity and facilities. We recommend the train from three options of train, bus and plane. In addition, keep in mind that traveling with a personal vehicle if origin of journey is Tehran, you should drive about 1300 kilometers. Meanwhile, stopping in cities of KASHAN, ARDESTAN, ARDAKAN, MEYBOD, YAZD, RAFSANJAN and SIRJAN, which usually takes one and half day, may last for more than two days. HAJIABAD is the last destination before reaching to Bandar Abbas, when slowly sultry weather and humidity tell you that you are reaching to the sea.
Now let's see why the train is an interesting option to travel to Bandar Abbas? Regardless of the safety and cost-effectiveness of the train to the plane, the experience of traveling with a train that will take about 18 hours on the rail road will be having its own attraction. And if you are lucky, in the coupe, you will hear lot of memories from co-passengers. In addition, along the way, we promise, you will meet strange things and strangers in the corridors and restaurants, so if you are writing memos, you can create multiple pages or posts. For the plane, which you should pay for it and there's no other thing to say, except you arrive in less than two hours. .
Temple of HindusBOTGURAN temple or Hindus temple is one of the historical monuments of Bandar Abbas city, located in the center of the city on Imam Khomeini Street, opposite the day market. .
The building of this temple was built by Hindi merchants in the year 1210 (Lunar) during the reign of Mohammad Hassan Khan SADOLMOLK, the ruler of Bandar Abbas, from the collection of Hindu gifts. .
The design of this building is entirely influenced by the architecture of the Hindu temples. This temple is one of the few historical signs of Bandar Abbas that draws the attention of every newcomer.
The BOTGURAN Temple or the Hindus temple is one of the historic works of Bandar Abbas city
The GANU spa springsThe GANU spa springs in the GANU Mountain is located 34 kilometers away from the northeast of Bandar Abbas. This spring and the surrounding areas are good place for rest and family outing.
Although the weather in HORMOZGAN state is warm and sultry in most times of the year, the environment around Mount GANU has temperate climate, due to its high altitude. And of course, it should be noted that the reason for the sultry air of this state is the GANU Mountain. Because this mountain is with a height of 2347 meter is the sixth high mountain in the province, preventing the flow of water from the sea, and as a result, the weather is often sultry. The moderate climate of this mountain brings a lot of tourists to travel to this area and spend hours there. It should be noted that GANU is known as a protected area.
The GANU spa springs at Mount GANU is located 34 km north-east of Bandar Abbas.
GALEDARI (keeping flocks) Bathhouse is the only historical bathhouse in Bandar AbbasThe only historical bathhouse in Bandar Abbas is the GALEDARI bathhouse, located in the EVAZI neighborhood and is one of the most prominent places in the city.
Construction of the bathhouse dates back to the QAJAR period and late thirteenth century AH. This endowment bathhouse is owned by the GALEDARI mosque and its owner is Haj Sheikh Ahmad GALEDARI. The building has undergone two repairs in the last thirty years.
If you look closely at the construction of this bathroom, you will find footprints of sea gems, sponge gems, gypsum plaster and locust, which are used in the building, due to the high humidity of the area. Materials that are the reason for their selection to absorb high humidity, and these days, these durable rocks have surrendered to the region's high humidity and are gradually deteriorating. .
The only historic bathhouse in Bandar Abbas is the GALEDARI bathhouse
Museum of Water and the Anthropology Museum of Persian GulfThe Persian Gulf Museum is a rare and precious example to introduce the architecture of southern Iran. This building is a tribute to the critique of the architecture in the region and its comparison with the past days. The museum is constructed on three floors with an area of 2,400 square meter with a ground floor or first floor with general architecture, service, specialized library and an exhibition. The second floor belongs to the anthropology department, which includes the traditional market gallery, the liberation of the Hormuz castle, and fishing. The third floor of the museum, due to the cultural and historical richness of the HORMOZGAN state, includes archeological parts.
In the middle of the mansion of this museum there is a fairly large boat, which has a special effect on the museum, and the height of its sail reaches the third floor illuminator, but the water museum dating back to the SAFAVID period and is consisted of two rounded and long ponds with an infrastructure of 210 square meters and designed in order to display objects and showrooms, photo boards. And also open spaces with a total area of 1580 square meters are designed. And some items including a variety of water jugs called "KRUSH", stony mugs (moo) and images of water containers are exhibited. In general, this museum is useful for getting acquainted with the historical monuments related to the water, as well as how people are trying to dig water wells and aqueducts. .
The Persian Gulf Museum building is a rare and precious example, in introducing the architecture of southern Iran
Pavilion mansionAlmost most of Iranian cities have buildings known as pavilion mansion. Bandar Abbas is no exception. The construction of this building, the old and historical custom office of Bandar Abbas city, and the place of its domestic and foreign trading, dates back to the SAFAVID period. This building has a castle of 16 towers and three gates. Since it was influenced by the European architecture of that time, it is known as the pavilion mansion.
Pavilion Mansion is one of the historical monuments of Bandar Abbas city and is one of the landmarks of HORMOZGAN state in southern Iran.
Rain pondsPond series, is consisted of six ponds or water reservoirs, dating back to the SAFAVID era. In the past, this collection was from the sources of fresh water of Bandar Abbas. Each pond had four main openings for water harvesting. These ponds are in a spacious courtyard on the 22 BAHMAN street of Bandar Abbas, with beautiful and elegant domes. This complex has been repaired by the state's cultural heritage office and has been renovated as an amphitheater and water museum.
The collection of rain ponds is consisted of six ponds or water reservoirs and dates back to the SAFAVID era
KHARSIN CaveKHARSIN Cave is one of the few preserved salt caves in the province of HORMOZGAN. This cave is located in SIYAHU region in the northern part and 80 km from the center of the province. The mountain environment is often composed of unstable and salty stones. So advance in the cave must be done with caution. The height of the mouth of the cave is 3 meters, the width is 4 meters and the length of the cave is 178 meters. After a few meters you will enter the hall, which is actually the largest and only hall of this cave. After about 10 meters advancing in the hall, you arrive at a cavity or so-called cat path which is located on the left side of the hall and leads you into the main corridor of the cave. The corridor goes through the cave without any adjacent and misleading paths up to 170 meters in length. When you enter the corridor, you will simply notice the slope of the cave, and this slope goes up to the end of the cave.
KHARSIN Cave is one of the few preserved salt caves in HORMOZGAN
Sea and islandsFor going to Bandar Abbas, you should have enough time, because when time of travel finishes, you do not regret losing some places, because it's not easy to plan to get back to Bandar Abbas. Basically, if you go to Bandar Abbas for the first time and you guess maybe this is not going to be another trip soon, plan for the whole state of HORMOZGAN. Is it possible to go to Bandar Abbas and then only visit QESHM Island, and do not get any information about Hormuz and the rest of the islands? Is it possible to go to Bandar Abbas go and visit MINAB and its market or do not experience sunshine in other ports and shores of HORMOZGAN?