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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Paweł Klasa © on September 8, 2012

GREAT PHOTO!!! FANTASTIC!!!! GREETINGS FROM POLAND!!!!

Jawed Hasan on September 8, 2012

Wonderful composition
YSL
greetings, Jawed

Marek Kościelak on September 8, 2012

To lubię.

Andreas Heimann (Bri… on September 10, 2012

Klasse LIKE 1081
Lg Brille

Sanaullah Khan on September 12, 2012

Beautiful Sunset …. Like + Favorite Best Regards ثناءالله Sana Ullah Khan


Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on September 14, 2012
  • Hello everyone.

  • ♥ Thanks so much for your kind visits and kindnesses. ♥

  • ♣ All the best from Iran, Mahdi

Dewarshi Luitel on September 19, 2012

Very nice capture

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Nameste

Greetings from Nepal

Tanya Afendik on September 25, 2012

Amazing landscape! Perfect work! Like+FAV

ahmet ersungur on September 26, 2012

güzel bir fotoğraf tebrikler.like

klerh on September 26, 2012

Πανέμορφη σύνθεση και με φανταστικά χρώματα.Χαιρετισμούς από Αθήνα,Κλέρη

Arash Izadifar on September 26, 2012

همین عکسه شما باعث شد که من را بکشونه اونجا :)

Marcello Caponnetto on September 27, 2012

SUPERPHOTO. LIKE. Saluti dall' Italia, james2012

J.V.Matoška on September 30, 2012

What a beautiful country! Great picture, I like. Regards from Prague.

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on October 3, 2012

Welcome dear friends ♥. All the best from Iran, Mahdi

Pepe Balsas on October 16, 2012

Mahdi Kalhor:

L 1094 + F 461

Una verdadera obra de arte. Felicidades.

Saludos desde España.

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on October 26, 2012

Pepe Balsas, special thanks for YSL.

Andi 66

Great thanks and welcome. ♣ All the best from Iran, Mahdi

Oberto on October 26, 2012

Like a lot! YS. Ciao Roberto

Vanni Lazzari on October 28, 2012

Bellissima, like. Saluti Vanni

Mirco Agoletti on October 29, 2012

Fantastica foto e bellissimo luogo!!

Saluti dall 'Italia

Mirco

L+P

blow-up on November 3, 2012

wonderful!

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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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