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 (2052)

Bruno Locatelli on February 2, 2014

Very very nice! L+F

Miroslav Uváčik on February 7, 2014

Nádherné miesto, nádherná fotografia.L+F. S pozdravom Miro

정인우 on February 9, 2014

Hello ~~

Thanks for your visit

I have the greatest respect for you !!!

Fantastic shot !

Very good ! Like it ! !!

Wonderful and beautiful !!!

juliaantoni on February 12, 2014

Gracias opr hacerme descubrir este bello y desconocido pais ,un abrazo desde Barcelona, Catalunya

Hetmanpl on February 16, 2014

Co za wspaniałe zdjęcie i miejsce na tym świecie. Open

dziwnowik on February 17, 2014

♥ CONGRATULATIONS ♥

TICKET TO 11 ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

( ticket only for this photo )

dalcio e marilda ber… on February 22, 2014

foto muito bonita, paisagem espetacular. Saudações do Brasil.

sakana. on February 25, 2014

Un sitio muy interesante. Nice shot.

Gabilla Katul Temesv… on March 13, 2014

Fantasztikus, csodás kép. Tetszik. Üdv Magyarországról, Gabilla

Andrey Nazarov on March 15, 2014

Отличный захват кадра,замечательный момент

Hadi Natureboy (Saba… on March 28, 2014

Happy Nowruz to you and all Iranian culture and nature lovers.

I wish you all the best moments of spring and all seasons full of health and success.

大胖头鱼 on April 4, 2014

Beautiful photo ! LIKE!

Greetings,DPTY

Sunpixx on April 13, 2014

Great photo Mahdi Kalhor!

Greetings Sunpixx

Jicé Remue on April 23, 2014

FAV 601 for shadow and colors....
JC

Konjuh 108 on April 27, 2014

Wow Fav + Like X 10000*

Congrats

All the best, Slavko

Отличное фото! :-)

Dhirubhai Patel on May 4, 2014

Beautiful Desert colors and Mountains photo Like

Rodema on May 5, 2014

A impressive view, excellent picture!! YSL!! My best regards, Rodema.

Edwards Wzxm on May 5, 2014

Excellent shot, very good composition of all its elements.

GyurIca on May 6, 2014

Beautiful landscape shot!

L

Best regards,

GyurIca

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Photo details

  • Uploaded on July 4, 2011
  • Attribution
    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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