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Kharbas Cave of Qeshm

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Kharbas Cave of Qeshm

Postby Parvaneh » Sun Feb 23, 2014 5:58 am

Introduction: Kharbas Cave (Persian: غار خربس )

The ancient village of kharbas is on qeshm island and located on the fork road of qeshm –dargahan.this ancient city is related to the sassandie era,and till the 4th century ah.was a thriving city.the estimated length of this city is 7 km. and sweet-water was utilized here.hestling in the heights of this village are historial eridences revealing architectural effects in the rocks.some belives this to be the place of worship of the mithraism cult or the anahita temple.there are some caves in the mountains near kharbas village,called kharbas caves.these caves which are both natural and manmade are located 10 km from qeshm city on the slopes of a mountain which faces the sea and miyankaseh plain.There are four caves,which are connected from within.not all these caves are natural,but some of them been carved out by ancient iranians,who have used them as they needed.

Some signs indicate that kharbas caves been have a dwelling for snakes and some even think that they have been a place for worshipping mehr(the goddess of sun or mitra).

http://www.qeshmecotourism.com/pages.php?id=28

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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 Kharbas Cave .


Nearest airport: Bandar Abbas airport

Nearest train station: Bandar Abbas station


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Re: Kharbas Cave of Qeshm

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