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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Horst Reisinger on November 25, 2012

Very great photo!

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Greetings, Horst

Fotowanderer on November 30, 2012

exellent , like 10. greetings from Prague

panosstathop on December 4, 2012

wonderful pic, congrats! l+F

Ahmet Semen on December 12, 2012

Excellent photo! like Greetings from Turkey, Ahmet

Gabilla Katul Temesv… on December 13, 2012

Nagyon szép táj, szép képek. Üdv Magyarországról Gabilla

vahid nabiloo on December 17, 2012

عکس قشنگی شده.لایک

Roman Zázvorka on December 18, 2012

Very beautiful photo, beautiful colors and fantastic landscape in Iran. LIKE. I wish you a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Czech Republic. Roman

lizab on December 20, 2012

It's so wonderful, i like!!

Beatriz Abella Villa… on December 20, 2012

Bonito lugar, me gusta

Mahdi Kalhor on December 20, 2012

Hello dear friends, I wish you Happiness and Joy...And Blessing for every Year. All the best from Iran, Mahdi


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Fikus .Janina on December 21, 2012

Fantastic photo! Like. Thanks for visiting .... I wish you well Merry Christmas Christmas and Happy New Year 2013 for you and your closest. Greetings,Janina

Károly Bágyok on December 26, 2012

Very nice photo.
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Üdv: Karcsi

reza pourhaji on December 26, 2012

عکس جدید نمیذاری مهدی خان؟

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on December 27, 2012

معلومه دو سالی هست که بما سر نمیزنی

من هجرت کردم به آلبوم جدید :)

Very beautiful capture

ANOTHER YS&L

Best regards Stig

pietgazz on December 28, 2012

Hi Mahdi, I wish you a very Happy New Year 2013 full of good light and happyness! Best regards, piero

Yosarsif مهدی کلهر on December 29, 2012

Welcome dear friends. HAPPY NEW YEAR, I wish you the best of everything... That you so well deserve. All the best from Iran, Mahdi

R.K. Telangba on December 29, 2012

Wow !! 343359 views ?? Such a great and famous foto !! Happy new year !!

Victor “Afrocan” GIL… on December 30, 2012

Dear Mahdi, Happy new year my friend, best wishes in 2013, Víctor

Senanayaka Bandara on January 1, 2013

Happy New Year to you and your family! With a best wishes,

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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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