Qeshm Island is full of natural wonders. Chahkooh Canyon is one of the seven natural wonders on this island which is so fascinating and has been registered in UNESCO sites. This canyon is located 70 km away from the city centre and is also a part of Qeshm Geo Park. This place is a great choice for the ones who are interested in geology and photography.
Chahkooh is a canyon which has been formed during many years of erosion. The canyon has 100 meters depth and there are many extraordinary shapes all along with it. However, they are made through the years of erosion but it seems somehow they are made by the hands of an artist. Along the way, you can also see some shells on the walls which shows this canyon was full of water in the past.
“Chahkooh” means “Well Mountain”. It’s been said that the reason for choosing this name is that in the past people used this place to gather sweet water. There were four wells in this area that had been built many years ago. Therefore, the rainwater would save inside it and people could come and take water for themselves. And since the weather of this island is so hot, water is always so important. Therefore, it was crucial for people to make a well in this area.
Chahkooh Canyon is located on the east side of the island. It is almost 45 minutes away from the Hara Forest and Salt Cave of Qeshm. However, it is also possible to see all the tourist attractions in Qeshm in one day but you need to take a tour. Moreover, no hotel is close to this attraction because all of the hotels are located in the centre of the city. Therefore, the distance between most of the hotels in Qeshm and its attractions are almost equal.
As mentioned before, it is not possible to get to this attraction by bus or taxi. You either should take a tour or rent a car. The Chahkooh Canyon is almost 40 km away from the city centre; therefore, it is better to head to this attraction in the morning. If you take a tour to Qeshm tourist attractions, you can see most of these natural attractions in one day. Exploring the area might be a bit hard. Hence, be aware that this place might not be a good choice for elders or children. Moreover, it is better to wear light clothes and sports shoes. And always have water with you during exploring the tourist attractions in Qeshm.
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