کلوت شهداد بزرگترین شهر کلوخی دنیا در بیابان لوت 'Kalut' in Lut Desert, To all European Panoramio members. Info 1st comment

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Kalout

Enjoy visiting Lout desert, the most attractive desert in the world.(Slideshow)


A trip to the uncharted desert and the fantastic “city” of the Kalout is a special treat, cherished even by native Iranians. You will experience the walk among the fantasy-land structures carved out of sand hills trough eons of the blowing desert winds. You will let yourself roll down the soft sand hills, see the Nebka’s (the flower pots of the desert), the incongruent citrus gardens in the heart of the desert and old fortresses. You will experience the historic cities of Kerman, Mahan and their surrounding villages, and visit the lush green Bagh-e Shazdeh (Prince Garden) known as the “Paradise of the Desert”. The inner tranquility that will decent upon you by spending a night or two under the dark and starry skies of Shahdad, in the heart of the Iranian Kavir surrounded by the deep silence of the desert, will add so much more to the pleasures of your trip to. Full day walking among Kalouts from Kootoos to Sulty River, visiting Desert landscapes, Salty River and Salt crystals & polygons.


The Lut desert is divided into 3 sections. the northern,centeral and southern sections. the central section is the largest part of the Lut desert and also reaches its lowest altitude. there are several kaluts(is a moving sand castle that is being built one day and moves another day)in this region that extend from central Lut to the west.

they are located in an area 40km east and north east of Shahdad. they have been generated by the the extreme soil and water erosion and extend from north-west to the south-east of the region. the Kaluts cover part of the west fringe of the Lut desert with an average length of 145 km. there is little vegetation in the desert region. in the addition to the Kaluts there are other beautiful attractions to the east of kerman, the lowest region of the Lut desert to the east of a salt mine called Gowd-e Namak, which is situated in the west region of the Kaluts.

At this point,the altitude is a mere 56 m above sea level and is recorded as the lowest region in Iran and also the warmest point in Iran and the world (Gandom Beryan). the temperature in the Lut desert can exceed 70 degree centigrade in the shade,that makes it even hotter than "Death Valley"in Saudi Arabia.

All the best from Iran, Mahdi

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Comments (2008)

Peter Dubél on May 16, 2012

The photo's of rohit kushwah 18 are almost all stolen / Copied from wallpaper sites and National Geographic and other sites. And then put his name on it and installed the camera data block. Look at the locations of the photos the are not correct. The photos are taken simultaneously at locations around the world. I do not think this young man from India with his motorbike has flown around the world to take all this pictures. This is another example of someone who steals photo's of other people / institutions. Block his goup (best hd interception rohit walls)

Kai Kitsada on May 16, 2012

great shot.......F424 + L1040

►BOGDAN◄ on May 20, 2012

Very nice picture. LIKE 1041. Best Greetings. Bogdan

Josef Grohs on May 21, 2012

Thanks Mahdi, for the slideshow of the desert!

L!!!

Darja Brus on May 21, 2012

ONE WORD: PERFECT!!!!!!!!!!!!! Greetings, Darja.

mehdi MRD on May 22, 2012

واقعا قشنگه همیشه مارو با عکسات شگفت زده میکنی like

Faisal Bugti on May 26, 2012

nice

Marek Kościelak on May 26, 2012

Witam po długiej przerwie.

Wspaniałe i urocze zdjęcie.

Pozdrawiam!

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on May 27, 2012

سپاس

ostilorenzo43 on May 31, 2012

Molto bella!!! Ciao Lorenzo

Hamed Ekrami on June 13, 2012

بسیار زیبا و دیدنیست این عکس.

تبریک

MarekEwjanStachowski on June 13, 2012

beautiful image - I like it
greetings from Poland
– Marek Ewjan S.

MKrawczyk on June 21, 2012

ale piękne miejsce

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on June 21, 2012

Great thanks dear friends, I welcome your words.

♣ All the best from Iran, Mahdi

محسن مصباحی on June 25, 2012

سلام حال شما چطوره مهدی آقا

LIKE

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on June 25, 2012

سلام

شکر خدا. خیلی ممنون

Hossein Kia on June 25, 2012

عجب عکسی خیلی زیباست +++لایک

Zekinha on June 25, 2012

Mahdi Kalhor, Beautiful And Artistic Scennery. Nice Shot. I Like. Best Wishes From Brasil-Zekinha.

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on June 26, 2012

هی! یادش بخیر آلبوم قدیمی

چه داستان ها داشتیم اینجا.

Carolina Yamaguchi on June 28, 2012

Very nice shot!!!

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  • Uploaded on July 4, 2011
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    by Mahdi Kalhor
    • Camera: Canon PowerShot A2100 IS
    • Taken on 2011/04/02 05:37:08
    • Exposure: 0.003s (1/320)
    • Focal Length: 6.40mm
    • F/Stop: f/3.200
    • ISO Speed: ISO100
    • Exposure Bias: 0.00 EV
    • No flash

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