Qeshm Attractions

Mangrove Forests of Qeshm

Watch Them Appear and Disappear!

Mangrove Forests of Qeshm are definitely one of the best natural tourist attractions of this island and it owes its fame to its peculiar characteristic. Instead of soil, these trees have their root in water and they disappear when tides are high, and reappear again when the water is down. Isn’t it amazing?

Mangrove Forests of Qeshm

About Mangrove Forests of Qeshm

The Mangrove Forests of Qeshm or Hara Forests of Qeshm are the mangrove forests on the coast of Qeshm Island. The main dominant trees in these forests are Avicennia marina, named after the great Persian scientist, Avicenna. There is a whole other world in Mangrove Forests of Qeshm. Unlike typical trees, Mangrove trees have roots in water (well, actually in the soil layers of the sea). So, when the tides are high, they will disappear under the water. What is interesting about this species is that they absorb the salty water and they filter the salt and naturally sweeten the water. These trees even have tiny blossoms and fruits from mid-July to August, with yellow flowers and sweet almond-like fruit.

Mangrove Forests of Qeshm

The Mangrove Forests of Qeshm covers more than 22000 square kilometers and has lots of narrow channels between them. Thus, it is better to navigate the area with someone who knows this place well, especially a skilled boatman. Please note that this area is protected and you cannot do fishing here. These are really rare forests and there are only a few numbers of this kind in the world.

Mangrove Forests of Qeshm

If you want to fully enjoy these amazing forests, it is better to travel to Qeshm Island between October and May, as these are the best months due to the pleasant weather.

Mangrove Forests of Qeshm

Bird Watching in Mangrove Forests of Qeshm

Thanks to its unique environment, this area is home to diverse birds. Bird lovers can enjoy watching these beautiful creatures ambling through Mangrove Forests. You will see birds like herons, flamingos, pelicans, and angler eagles here. Moreover, there are reptiles, fish, and varieties of Arthropoda and bivalves that live in Herra Forests.

Mangrove Forests of Qeshm

Location of Mangrove Forests of Qeshm

After visiting the amazing Mangrove Forests of Qeshm, you can take a look at Chahkooh Canyon which is about 40 minutes’ drive. Also, there are other attractions like Stars Valley, Portuguese Castle, Hengam Island, and Naz Islands that you can visit.

Mangrove Forests of Qeshm

Where to Eat near Mangrove Forests of Qeshm

Feeling hungry after visiting these amazing trees? How about eating in a restaurant? There are Captain Amini (Nakhoda Amini) Restaurant, Singo Restaurant, and Alishahi Traditional Restaurant where you can enjoy delicious local and Persian food.

Where to Stay near Mangrove Forests of Qeshm

If you want to stay in a traditional, cheap, and budget place, you can choose Captain Amini Homestay or Haft Rangoo Ecolodge. If you need a more luxury hotel, Irman Boutique Hotel, Fulton Boutique Hotel, and Qeshm Eram Hotel are some of your options.

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Mangrove Forests of Qeshm Location

How To Get To Mangrove Forests of Qeshm

by Car

Find Soheily Village, and then find Soheily pier. From there, you have to use a boat to visit the forests.

on Foot

Find Soheily Village, and then find Soheily pier. From there, you have to use a boat to visit the forests.

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