Kish Island, Iran

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Kish Island, Iran

  1. 1. Geography Kish is part of Hormoz Province of Iran and is located in Persian Gulf, just a 19 km (12 miles) away from the mainland of Iran and is covered by an area of approximately 55.3 km2 (35 miles2). The length of the boundary of Kish is 40 km (25 miles). The shape of island is elliptical. Along Kish's coast are coral reefs and many other small islands. The length of island from west to east is 15.45 km ( 9.77 miles). The maximum width extending from the south to north is 7.5 km ( 4.7 miles). The surface of the island largely is flat.
  2. 2.  KARIZ – THE UNDERGROUND CITY  Dolphin Park  1000 YEARS OLD RUINS OF KISH CITY  MARJAN SEA SITE  GREEK SHIP SITE  PADEEDAH RESTAURANT  CITY CENTRE  OLYMPIC STADIUM
  3. 3. Spadana Hotel
  4. 4. Hustle and bustle inside Kariz – The Underground City
  5. 5. HOLE IN THE CEILING CAPTURED FROM INSIDE KARIZ – THE UNDERGROUND CITY
  6. 6. MAP OF KARIZ – THE UNDERGROUND CITY
  7. 7. Fountain in Kariz – The Underground City
  8. 8. A portrait on the stone wall in Kariz – The Underground City
  9. 9. Narrow water ways in Kariz – The Underground City
  10. 10. ARTIFACTS WERE DISCOVERED DURING EXCAVATION WORKS IN KARIZ – THE UNDERGROUND CITY!
  11. 11. The artifacts found during archaeological excavations reveal that urbanization started more than 1000 years ago that continued till 16th century AD.
  12. 12. Kariz has an area of 10,000 square meters. It is being renovated these days for the amusement of its visitors.
  13. 13. Kariz (Qanat) was used to provide potable water called “sweet water” for the citizens of Kish. It is 16 meters deep and has an 8 meter high ceiling covered by fossils, shelves and corals. The aqueducts are over 2,000 years old.
  14. 14. Portraits carved on stone wall!
  15. 15. Musical program in the restaurant at the entrance!
  16. 16. Exhibition of different shapes prepared from a variety of stones in Kariz
  17. 17. HOLE IN THE CEILING CAPTURED FROM INSIDE KARIZ – THE UNDERGROUND CITY
  18. 18. A WATER IMPACT PICTURE ON EXHIBITION INSIDE KARIZ –THE UNDEGROUND CITY
  19. 19. A restaurant cum pavilion at the entrance of Kariz
  20. 20. Water reservoir – The outer view of the cylindrical structure that is half underground and half on ground.
  21. 21. Water reservoir – Closer view
  22. 22. The entrance of the water reservoir.
  23. 23. Inside view of the water reservoir
  24. 24. Sun-set shot just near to our Hotel in Kish.
  25. 25. Sun-set shot just near to our Hotel in Kish.
  26. 26. Jashen – e – Nu Roz
  27. 27. Jashen – e – Nu Roz
  28. 28. The remains located in the center of the northern coastline cover an area of 3 square kilometers.
  29. 29. Harireh City – evidences the existence of a large and cultivated city.
  30. 30. Ancient City - Harireh.
  31. 31. Remains of 1000 years old Kish Island City - Harireh.
  32. 32. Remains indicate a great and flourishing city of Harireh.
  33. 33. The houses of Kish were high and the island had palm groves and qanats full of drinking water.
  34. 34. The majority of Kish people were merchants, pearl-fishers and fishermen.
  35. 35. The archaeologists discovered palatial houses, ancient port, hammams (baths) and a mosque in Harireh.
  36. 36. Sheikh Sa’adi, Marco Polo and Ibn Battuta either traveled through Kish or mentioned it in their writings.
  37. 37. The remains of 1000 years old Kish City.
  38. 38. The 600 years old Banyan Tree in Kish Island!
  39. 39. The oldest tree in Kish Island!
  40. 40. GREEK SHIP LOST IN 1940s ACTUALLLY CAME IN KISH!
  41. 41. This is the biggest anchor in the world seen in Kish and has been noted in the Guinness Book of World Records.
  42. 42. Pudedah Restaurant - Kish
  43. 43. Statues outside Pudedah Restaurant
  44. 44. Marjan Sea Site
  45. 45. Jashen – e – Nu Roz
  46. 46. Celebrations on the eve of Jashen – e – Nu Roz
  47. 47. Celebrations on the eve of Jashen – e – Nu Roz
  48. 48. Celebrations on the eve of Jashen – e – Nu Roz
  49. 49. CITY CENTRE, KISH – THE BUSIEST PLACE
  50. 50. A PRESENTATION BY AHMAD TARIQ BHATTI LAHORE Note [All photos used in the presentation were taken during our tour to Kish from March 26, 2013 to April 02, 2013.] ]

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