Photographer's Note

For a few moments, I thought that a small earthquake can make us everlasting in the walls of this wonderful strait...

Chahkooh Strait

Strait or valley of Chahkooh is one of the spectacular regions in the geo-park of the Qeshm Island. The Qeshm geo-park is the largest in the Middle East.

The Chahkooh strait, a 100 m deep valley made of sedimentary rocks, is located near the village of Chahoo and is 70 km far from the Qeshm city.
At the beginning of the strait, the wide and high walls appear before the eyes of the visitors, but it gradually diminish in width -in some parts the distance between the walls is about 0/5 m- while the height of the walls is still high and so there is little light inside it.
Fancy shapes and holes are seen on the walls of this strait. Wind, rain and flood are the most important reasons for this large holes in the walls and this has happened through million of years.

Another attraction of the Chahkooh strait is several ancient shallow wells and water channels drilled by the Chahoo villagers at the beginning of the valley; so they could store fresh rainwater for drinking in such a dry and hot area.

To see the entrance of the strait and some of the ancient wells, please refer to the WS photos... thank you.

تنگه چاهکوه، جزیره قشم

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Additional Photos by Atousa Taghavi (Atousa) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1105 W: 57 N: 2111] (7131)
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