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Stars Valley-Darreh Setaregan-Dare Setaregan of Qeshm Island-Fallen star(S) valley

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Stars Valley-Darreh Setaregan-Dare Setaregan of Qeshm Island-Fallen star(S) valley

Postby Parvaneh » Wed Jan 29, 2014 1:54 pm

Introduction: Stars Valley-Darreh Setaregan-Dare Setaregan of Qeshm Island (Persian:دره ستاره ها)

Qeshm Island (Darreh Setaregan) is located a few kilometers off the southern coast of Iran, opposite the port cities of Bandar Abbas and Bandar Khamir. The island, which hosts a 300 square kilometer free zone jurisdiction, is 135 kilometers long and lies strategically in the Strait of Hormuz. The island, at its widest point, located near the center of the island, spans 40 kilometers. Similarly, at it narrowest point, the island spans 9.4 kilometers. The island has a surface are of 1,491 square kilometers and the closest point of the island is all but two kilometers from the mainland. Qeshm is also a supposed site of the Garden of Eden. The island comprises 59 towns and villages and the population is approximately 100,000. The local population is involved in fishing, dhow construction, trade and services.


Stars Valley is a natural consequence of wind erosion and rainstorm washing out from the Cenozoic period (2 million years ago) up to now. The valley is located in Berkeh Khalaf Village, about 15 kilometers distance from Qeshm City, Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf. It is a magnificent gallery of natural features, in a depth of 7 to 15 meters below the original plateau, including columns, sharp cones, arches and edges all made from sand and natural cement. Based on locals' beliefs, the valley was formed after the falling of a star many centuries ago; the name of valley is a reference to that incident. Due to the specific shape and arrangement of columns, wind made noise is audible throughout the valley, inducing a mysterious mood. The latter makes locals to believe in ghost traffic through the valley; they avoid entering to the valley during the evening and night.


Stars Valley site is made up of soft sediment layers, erosion mechanisms and weathering. On the other hand, emergence of masses like needle columns, vertical walls, bridges, and various cavities have added to its natural attraction. As a result of the softness of the various layers forming these natural shapes, it is not unheard of for the overall shape of the area to slightly vary after rainfall.


Although this site is located out of the Qeshm geo-park area, considering the region’s uniqueness and its specific geo-morphological structure, it is affirmed by UNESCO as one of the main sites of the geo-park.

http://historicaliran.blogspot.com.ar/2 ... alley.html


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Location: in Qeshm Island,South of Hormozgan province in Persian golf.

Days of trip: (Without plane) 4-5 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 20 hr driving from Tehran to Bandar Abbas, then 1 hr by boat to Qeshm island)
Attention: In holidays there is heavy traffic in all roads around Tehran.

Best time to visit: October to May

Daily time visit: No limit

Difficulty level: Easy

Requirements: (Depend on your plan) Guide or GPS track, water, food, warm and waterproof clothes and tent, waterproof shoes, headlamp

Legal permission need: No


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Overall risk: -

Animal risk: No

Lost risk: No

Rescue: Yes, you can call 115

GSM Mobile Antenna: Yes


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Hotel: Yes

Village:

Shop: Yes

Gasoline: Yes


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How to get there:
1- Go to Baihaghi or sout terminal of buses in Tehran (more info), Also you can use air plane or traine.
2- Take a bus ticket to Bandar Abbas
3- Take a boat to Qeshm island
4- Take a taxi to Dare Setaregan.


Nearest airport: Bandar Abbas airport

Nearest train station: Bandar Abbas station


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Re: Stars Valley-Darreh Setaregan-Dare Setaregan of Qeshm Island

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Re: Stars Valley-Darreh Setaregan-Dare Setaregan of Qeshm Island

Postby Cherie Boyce » Mon Feb 17, 2014 11:31 am

Interesting area for visiting throw walking, This valley have little bit scary view I think this is a good location for horror movie shouting :)
I know these type of hill are famous for claiming sport. Is it any claiming institute or club is there or climbing lover ?
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Re: Stars Valley-Darreh Setaregan-Dare Setaregan of Qeshm Island

Postby Parvaneh » Fri Feb 21, 2014 8:32 pm

Cherie Boyce wrote:Interesting area for visiting throw walking, This valley have little bit scary view I think this is a good location for horror movie shouting :)
I know these type of hill are famous for claiming sport. Is it any claiming institute or club is there or climbing lover ?


Yes... this a very interesting and special views in STAR VALLEY and A little scary.
climbing of these structures is not possible because their structures is not firm and tight.

like this model is in SHAHDAD. this structures in Shahdad is very beautiful and taller than STAR VALLEY:
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Fallen star(S) valley

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:50 am

People of the "Stars Valley" believe that once a huge star fell on their village( in the corner of Qeshm) and made strange design of soil and stone and a shape there remained forever. The Stars Valley is known as one of the most beautiful geological manifestations in Qeshm Island. It has been created in Berkeh Khalaf Village gradually and through erosion.

http://www.qeshmecotourism.com/pages.php?id=33

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