Hormuz Island

Shreya Poudel

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At the entrance to the Portuguese castle, you can see the beach market on the island of Hormoz, where women sell the island's handicrafts, including beautiful sculptures, female masks, and glass paintings. The entrance to the Portuguese castle is a bazaar that sells Hormuz handicrafts, including beautiful embroidery, female masks, and glass paintings by an island artist with colorful landscapes.

The Beach is currently the only official hotel on Hormuz Island, also known as the Rainbow.
Hormuz Island is also known as Rainbow Island due to its colorful beaches with different reliefs. Due to its rich variety of colors, Hormuz is known to geologists as "Geological Paradise" - an island filled with colorful mountains and salt mines. Hormuz is often referred to as the "rainbow island" because of the range of colors it emits. It is also the home of what is considered the only edible mountain in the world that Kay recommended that I try.

The red earth on the mountain where I was near, called gelak( locals call it), is formed by hematite, an iron oxide believed to originate from the island's volcanic rocks. The soil of some of the red mountains on Hormuz Island is edible, and a spice called Gelak is derived from it.

Wonder Island has a mountain covered in red oxide soil, also known as Gelak, which, in addition to being a special material for industrial purposes, is used as a flavoring in local cuisine. This mountain is located about 3 meters south of Hormuz and its soil plays an important role in the food culture of Hormuz. It is interesting to know that Hormuz soil can be seen in seventy different colors, an edible soil with healing effects, which is one of the wonders of this place.

In the 13th century, when Iran was attacked by the Mongols, the inhabitants of ancient Hormuz first moved to the island of Qeshm. The name of the island is Hormuz, but sometimes it is written like Hormoz. Hormuz Island has different names: Rainbow Island, Edible Island, etc.

Heading to southern Iran, along the Qeshm Sea Road leading to Hormuz, you can see interesting colorful mountains. On Hormuz Island, the soil is not only red, but the chemical composition of the substances in the soil leads to the formation of golden, white, and silver soil. The sand on the island shows different colors due to chemical reactions. If you walk on the surface of Hormuz, you may find that the color of sand or soil changes every few hundred meters.

Herons, kingfishers, cormorants - they all fish during the day on the banks of Hormuz and are a magnificent sight to behold when exploring the island. Apart from the birds, Hormuz is also home to several deer that we saw when we were looking for a beach to camp for the night.

The rainbow of Hormuz Island attracts every tourist with its colorful mountains, beautiful beaches, and red land shining in the moonlight. So far, Hormuz is my favorite place during my one-month trip in Iran, because of its incredible scenery covered in red, pink, orange, green and gold, these are the things you must see with your own eyes A wild beach that can only be believed by witnessing-all this helps to consolidate the nickname of "Iranian Rainbow Island". This is a picturesque island full of different colors and a completely different culture, so when you reach Hormuz, you will end up on a different planet.

Hormuz Island is a land of colorful wonders, with spectacular landscapes, from colorful landscapes to unusual buildings, and its fascinating history is worth hearing and seeing. Colorful mountains, cliffs formed after millions of years of erosion, magnificent salt cliffs, and most importantly, the red land is the spectacular scenery on Hormuz, so the trip to Hormuz, especially in the cold The season may be the best choice for a pleasant experience. Dream of traveling. Don’t forget to visit the other attractions of Hormuz, including the unparalleled Silent Valley, beautiful mountains, colorful edible landscapes, and the Rainbow Valley, which is full of unparalleled colors when you travel to southern Iran.

Qeshm and Hormuz Islands have surreal beauty waiting for you to explore; visit Qeshma’s unique salt cave, Chakhkou Canyon, and mangrove forest; visit Red Beach, Rainbow Valley, and the Portuguese castle of Hormuz; And visit Hengyang Island. Several islands can be seen in the waters, including Hengam, Larak, and Hormuz, which are visible to the south of Qeshm, famous for their red edible soil. Several clouds can be seen in the lower right corner of the image, as well as part of the Musandam Peninsula on the northeastern tip of the Arabian Peninsula.

The waters south of Qeshm Island appear particularly dark, and lighter, greener colors can be seen on the left side of the image, which is most likely due to shallow water and sediment content. This part of the island is covered with red soil and becomes colorful due to the crossing of seawater. When the waves cross the colored land, part of the earth dissolves in the water, presenting pale pink waves, presenting spectacular and unforgettable scenery.

Red soil and islands are the same part of the soil, edible and used for aromatic herbs. This soil is used as food, and the inhabitants of the island prepare an edible sauce called "Surak" and use it for local food. This beautifully painted area occupies a special place in the island’s local cuisine. It is used in many seafood recipes and even in a local bread called Toms.

In some Iranian islands, such as Qeshm, Hormuz, and some coastal cities such as Bandar Abbas and Khmer Port, an unusual food is called surge, which consists of red clay (gelak) and sardines, water, Salt, onion, lemon, and other small fish are made up. Passionate. One type of soil on Hormuz that is widely used for cooking by the locals is Gelak.

Mountains of different colors give off different types of flavored soil, and the islanders mix this land with food as we add spices. Many colorful mountains shed different kinds of aromatic soil, which the islanders mix in when preparing food in the same way we add spices.

Among these mountains, there is a colorful red mountain that has edible soil and is used by locals as a spice for a dish called surah, fish, and bread, and pickles, jams, and sauces. The mountain is located at an altitude of about 200 meters in the south of the island and is also used in the ceramics and paints and varnishes industry.

Most of them can be seen in crystalline salt and volcanic deposits caused by geological activity. Hormuz Island is a mysterious Iranian mineral-rich landscape with a sparkling teardrop-shaped salt dome adorned with over 70 minerals, representing its various shades of red, purple, yellow, ocher, and blue.

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