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 (2013)

Norbert “bergfreund2… on July 3, 2012

Sehr schöne Landschaft und Foto !Like1058!

Mit freundlichen Grüßen, Norbert

Arkadiy_ on July 8, 2012

Fantastically beautiful landscape and great photo.

Like + YS

Greetings, Arkadiy

kazkun on July 9, 2012

Great!! Like+F

Greetings kazkun from Japan.

hrm_657 on July 13, 2012

با عرض سلام خدمت جناب کلهر آقا خیلی وقت بود اینجا نیومده بودم کلی دلم برای عکساتون تنگ شده بود ! دوباره اومدیم اینجا و کلی لذت بردیم پیروز و سربلند باشید

Kalev Vask on July 17, 2012

Very nice place and photo!
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greetings from Estonia, Kalev

luciano bernardi on July 18, 2012

Foto incredibilmente bella. Saluti da Cortina d'Ampezzo nelle Dolomiti.

Enzo Molino on July 21, 2012

Fantastic image. Congratulations.

Mikepaul on July 21, 2012

Beautiful place and nice shot. Greetings from Moscow, Mike.

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on July 21, 2012

Carolina Yamaguchi

Kostia, Thanks for YSL.

Norbert

Arkadiy, thanks for YSL

kazkun, thanks for YSL

hrm_657 به به حمیدرضا خان خوشحالمون کردی.

Kalev

luciano bernardi*

Enzo Molino

Mike, thanks for YSL

  • ♥ thank you all for your generous praises. ♥

  • ♣ All the best from Iran, Mahdi

Gentille on July 22, 2012

Amei, Uma Bela Composição Ministrada.

Cores Interessantes! COMO L+F

Saudações de São Paulo, Gentille

cifres on July 30, 2012

Great picture of a wonderful place. How I'd like to visit it! Greeting from Ispanya

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on July 30, 2012
  • Gentille, special thanks for YSL

  • cifres, you are always welcome to Iran.

Thanks very much for your visits and appreciation!

All the best from Iran, Mahdi

vise81 on July 31, 2012

Wow!! Wonderful place and photo!! Congratulations for the gallery!! All the best, Francesco from Italy

rustybiker on July 31, 2012

Surrealistic

Valentine Verchenko on August 5, 2012

FAVORITES 441

Royal photo

Shahab Zabihi on August 10, 2012

مهدی خان پیش خدا پارتی داری همچین مناظری رو نشونت میده- آقا دست ما هم بگیر لایک

BDtravelar on August 11, 2012

Nice photography, like and Fav.

Georgy K on August 11, 2012

Beautiful view!

LIKE!

Greetings, Georgy

Maja Go on August 12, 2012

Great photo Mahdi! LIKE and FV

All the best to you, Maya

Maja Go on August 12, 2012

Mahdi,You share very interesting information, thanks for that! This desert is really a miracle of nature! Very beautiful and indream! :))) Really great! All the best to you, Maya

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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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