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Kariz Underground

Kish tourist attractions are hugely varied. The location of the island might lead you to the false conclusion that there is nothing here but marine fauna and interminable coastlines. But you couldn’t be further from the truth, since during Kish tours you will visit ancient historic sites, water theme amusement parks and extraordinary funfairs with thrilling water sport facilities as well as the spectacular beaches north of the Persian Gulf. Among the historic sites, two are instantly recognizable and much talked about. One is Harireh Ancient City, a historic city in ruins and the other one Kariz Underground City, is the subject of the present piece. One thing that the ancient inhabitants of Harireh did to ease the challenges of living on an island, was the construction of subterranean aqueducts known as Kariz. These canals (also called qanats), were used to channel underground currents to villages and cities and provide the inhabitants’ drinking water. The water went through various stages of purification (involving coral gravel and clay) until it deemed fit for public use. The purest water lied at the bottom of canals. People used boats to enter the canals and gather their daily drinking water. For other usage including washing clothes and bathing, water from upper level of the wells were used. With the advent of modern irrigation and plumbing facilities, Kariz became obsolete. However, to maintain its historic status, the officials have renovated the site and turned it into an expansive complex. In the course of Kish day tours, you will visit the complex where you will enjoy its various features beside the spectacular labyrinthine canals. These include many extraordinary restaurants, traditional cafés, shops, art galleries and theatres.

 

Kariz Underground City

Kariz Underground City

Kariz Underground City

As mentioned at the beginning of this article, Kish boasts a wide array of tourist spots. We have already talked about two of them, namely Kariz Underground City and the historic site of Harireh. In the upcoming short passages, we will introduce some other major highlights of this gorgeous island.

1. Greek Ship

A remnant of a marine mishap over fifty years ago, this massive body of steel is beached in the southeast coast of Kish. It is a peculiar sight; the ship looks like a defeated giant in a mythical tale at the throes of annihilation. Tourists visit the site of the Greek Ship for taking photos (especially during the magical sunsets of the island), walking in the beautiful coastal public park nearby or having a camel ride.

 

Greek Ship

Greek Ship

2. Grand Recreational Pier

This is a truly wonderful place! There is some fun activity for every age and taste. The most important of them all is the spectacular promenade that takes you literally to the middle of the Persian Gulf. Then comes the rare diversity of recreational activities around the pier. These include boat rides (different types of boats are available), jet ski rides, parasailing and a whole gamut of diving adventure. There are also many restaurants, tea houses and shopping centers in the vicinity of the pier as well as some of the most popular of Kish hotels.

 

Grand Recreational Pier

Grand Recreational Pier

3. Dolphin Park

This is a fantastic amusement park and the first of its kind in Iran. And the great thing is that beside the exciting dolphin shows, you can visit the amazing aviary of the park as well as its exotic botanic garden.

 

Dolphin Park

Dolphin Park

        


2/9/2018 9:02:31 AM

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