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Chahkooh Canyon

Chahkooh Canyon as one of Qeshm’s Seven Wonders

Chahkooh Canyon is one of the main Geopark sites in Qeshm, which is located in the center of this island. Qeshm’s Geopark is of global importance due to its vegetation and animal varieties. In order for the UNESCO Organization, the welfare, health, and tourism accommodations are also provided there. The main reason for the creation of the Qeshm Cheshire Strait is a large anticline fracture that may have contributed to the construction of salt domes.

Qeshm Island Chahkooh Canyon

Two perpendicular valleys with a depth of 100 meters and walls up to 20 meters of high have created a beautiful scene of the volumes, cavities, and natural statues, catching the eyes of any visitor. The flood rains and the artistic motion of wind and water inside rocks as well as their erosion over time have created layered structures like sea waves and geometric shapes.

In ancient times, four wells were dug in the entrance of the Qeshm’s Chahkooh Canyon to preserve the rain. To lead water to the canyon better, there were some streams on parts of the valley. Due to the blessing flood waters of this canyon, it was a sacred place for the ancient indigenous people of Qeshm and they called it Chahkooh.

Qeshm Island Chahkooh Canyon

The presence of water wells has made the Qeshm’s Chahkooh Canyon the habitat of many birds, which are specific to their type. There are 16 species of animals found in the Geopark and in particular in this region, including valuable species of gazelles.

To enjoy the wonderful tranquility of Chahkooh Canyon, one can enter from the northern part of the canyon and walk towards the south. One of the first wells of this canyon usually has water, reminding of the old and interesting era. To go to the narrower parts of Qeshm’s Chahkooh Canyon, you need to have the basic skills of climbing.

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