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Bandar Abbas

Bandar Abbas

Postby Parvaneh » Tue Feb 11, 2014 6:13 pm

Introduction: Bandar Abbas (Persian:بندرعباس‎)
Bandar Abbas (previously called Gameron or Qamerun) is the capital of Hormozagan province, located in southern Iran. Bandar Abbas Port is in the middle of the Strait of Hormoz linking the Persian Gulf to the Sea of Oman, and is located 500km to the south of Kerman connected by excellent road and Railroad. It has an international airport with regular flights to other states of Persian Gulf.

Bandar Abbas was named after the Shah Abbas I the Great of Safavid dynasty who founded the port in 1623 after his naval victory over the Portuguese.

During the Iran-Iraq War (1980-1988), Bandar Abbas was developed as the country's major commercial port to replace Khorramshahr, which lies at the northern end of the Persian Gulf and which had been captured and occupied by Iraqi forces.


Indian Temple in Bandar Abbas By the 1990s, about 75 percent of Iranian imports through the Persian Gulf were off-loaded at Bandar Abbas. Next to the berths for international cargo ships there are docks for local fishing industry, a large shipyard for repairing and building ships, and naval facilities.

Bandar Abbas's major industries include textile, fishing, oil refinery, aluminum and steel. This city has mining products like chromium, red oxide, salt, and sulfur, which are mainly for export. A major natural gas field surrounds the offshore island of Hengam, and another nearby island, Qeshm, has been developed as a free trade zone.

As the provincial capital, Bandar Abbas is also a local administrative center for several central government agencies and offices. The city is connected to Tehran and the rest of the country by air, rail, and road routes. Bandar Abbas is a modern city with few public tourist sites, although its bazaar is a popular attraction for shoppers. The island of Qeshm, across from Bandar Abbas in the Strait of Hormoz, has several old mosques, shrines, and cemeteries.

From 1793 to 1868, Iran leased Bandar Abbas to Oman. Bandar Abbas was a small fishing port of about 17,000 people in 1955, prior to initial plans to develop it as a major harbor. By 2001, it had grown into a major city. It has a population of 360,280 (2001 estimate). - See more at: http://iranchamber.com/cities/bandar_ab ... Uh5je.dpuf

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Location: Bandar Abbas-South of Hormozgan province in Persian golf.


Days of trip: (Without plane) 3-4 Days from Tehran to Tehran (Without heavy traffic you need 20 hr driving from Tehran to Bandar Abbas)
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...

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: Located in Bandar Abbas

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.( Distance from Tehran to Bandar Abbas is 1518 km)


Nearest airport: Bandar Abbas airport

Nearest train station: Bandar Abbas station


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Re: Bandar Abbas

Postby Parvaneh » Wed Feb 12, 2014 11:29 am

The city of Bandar Abbas is the capital of Hormozgan Province. It is one of the important commercial and economic hubs of the country. This port city played a highly valuable role during Saddam Hussein's imposed war on Iran, especially since the important ports of Abadan and Khoramshahr were raided by the enemy.

Bandar Abbas lies on the coastlines of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman, next to the Islands of Qeshm, Hormoz, and Laark, and is situated in close proximity to the strategic Strait of Hormoz. This port maintains significant capacities, including an advanced infrastructure and economy. Shahid Rajai wharf is a center for exchange of commodities between Iran and other countries. Bandar Abbas is connected to other regions of the country and the world via marine routes, national railroad network, transit roads, and by air.

The historical city of Bandar Abbas, in addition to its major economic role, is home to valuable historical works, such as the ancient district of Soro, Latidaan Bridge, Kolah-Farangi Building, and a Hindu temple.

The ancient district of Soro is situated west of the port city of Bandar Abbas. Several coins belonging to different eras, especially the Sassanid, Safavid, and Qajar eras have been discovered in this ancient district, which are currently kept at Bandar Abbas Museum. Based on this discovery, it seems that the rulers of Hormoz possessed a mint house and also minted gold coins, in addition to copper and silver coins.

The Latidaan Bridge is one of the historical monuments of Bandar Abbas. After the expulsion of Portuguese from Iran, the importance of Hormoz Island gradually fell and Bandar Abbas turned into the most important port of Iran. The Latidaan Bridge was constructed for the purpose of promotion of trade. This bridge is situated 50 kilometers west of Bandar Abbas over Koul River and is a historical monument, belonging to the Safavid era. It is made of stone and is one of the largest bridges of Iran. It maintains one of the best designs of ancient bridges in Iran.

Kolah Farangi Building is one of the tourist attraction sites of Bandar Abbas. It belongs to the Safavid Era and was previously home to the Customs Office of Bandar Abbas port. This building is situated in the vicinity of the ancient wharf of this port city. This building's architecture has been influenced by the European architectural styles.

The Hindu Temple is one of the historical works of Bandar Abbas, which attracts the attention of every newcomer. It was built in 1310 AH. It is made of a chamber, covered with a dome. The architecture of this dome is different from other domes across the country and is influenced by the architecture of Indian temples.



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Kolah Farangi Building of Bandar Abbas

Postby Parvaneh » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:40 am

Kolah Farangi Building of Bandar Abbas(Persian:کلاه فرنگی بندرعباس ‎) Kolah Farangi Building is one of the tourist attraction sites of Bandar Abbas. It belongs to the Safavid Era and was previously home to the Customs Office of Bandar Abbas port. This building is situated in the vicinity of the ancient wharf of this port city. This building's architecture has been influenced by the European architectural styles.

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Latidaan of Bandar Abbas-Latidan Bridge

Postby Parvaneh » Mon Apr 27, 2015 11:58 am

Latidaan of Bandar Abbas-Latidan Bridge(Persian:پل لاتیدان‎) The Latidaan Bridge is one of the historical monuments of Bandar Abbas. After the expulsion of Portuguese from Iran, the importance of Hormoz Island gradually fell and Bandar Abbas turned into the most important port of Iran. The Latidaan Bridge was constructed for the purpose of promotion of trade. This bridge is situated 50 kilometers west of Bandar Abbas over Koul River and is a historical monument, belonging to the Safavid era. It is made of stone and is one of the largest bridges of Iran. It maintains one of the best designs of ancient bridges in Iran.




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Suru-Ancient district of Soro-Soru-Suro

Postby Parvaneh » Mon Apr 27, 2015 12:05 pm

Suru-Ancient district of Soro-Soru-Suro(Persian: ‫سورو بندرعباس‬‎)

The ancient district of Soro is situated west of the port city of Bandar Abbas. Several coins belonging to different eras, especially the Sassanid, Safavid, and Qajar eras have been discovered in this ancient district, which are currently kept at Bandar Abbas Museum. Based on this discovery, it seems that the rulers of Hormoz possessed a mint house and also minted gold coins, in addition to copper and silver coins.


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