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

Selected for Google Maps and Google Earth

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

Show more
Show less
Save Cancel Want to use bold, italic, links?

Comments (2011)

mfp / No Views! on July 31, 2013

Mahdi Kalhor, great landscape and excellent shot!
L1319 + F565

Best wishes, Florian

Andrzej Brudziński..… on August 9, 2013

Very beautiful photo!

Like1222+Fav566!

Greetings.Andrzej

Sylvester Nata on August 10, 2013

Marvelous place and nice photo, Like!

Best wishes, Nata.

StasiÓ Stachów on August 12, 2013

1325/568
Vert interesting photo

stpot032 on August 14, 2013

L! Great colors! SP

NilouAghdam on August 17, 2013

Amazing light & landscape,
YSL :)

moatlspeed on August 18, 2013

Amazing Picture! Like and greetings from Bavaria - Martin

*hemeier on August 20, 2013

Alle finden das schön! Ich auch; tolles Foto L1330!!! Grüße aus Deutschland

Mahdi Kalhor on September 3, 2013
  • Great thanks dear friends.

  • Hello everyone, nice to see you and always happy when you comment on my photos.

  • All the best from Iran. Mahdi

ganzilotomich, on September 6, 2013

Belo jogo de luz de seu enquadre!

Gosto

kelly Davico on September 8, 2013

Hola Mahdi Kalhor,

esta foto es una joya de Panoramio y Ciertamente Likes + fav. mi querido amigo! Gracias por visitar mi galería y dejar tan valiosos comentarios,Mis cálidos deseos y muchos saludos de Argentina. Kelly

Juan PIXELECTA on September 8, 2013

Esto es realmente precioso. LK + FV

Michael LI on September 9, 2013

Amazing landscape! Wonderful photo!
L1339 + F575
Best wishes, Michael

Tina* on September 10, 2013

É uma captura muito bonita, L+F

Saudações, Tina

Hadi Natureboy (Saba… on September 12, 2013

سلام استاد! این عکس شما عجب رکوردی بجا گذاشته! همینجوری داره میره بالا! ص :O

Gianfranco Pala on September 13, 2013

Ottima cattura! lk1342+F576. Cordiali saluti! Gianfranco

Mahdi Kalhor on September 14, 2013

سلام و درود بر شما و همه عزیزان.

Det Lindinger on September 15, 2013

Superfoto Mahdi .....like & Fav

Best Greetings Det!

l. siska on September 15, 2013

Very nice photo.

like

Greetings l.siska

► Jean-Pierre Dimier on September 16, 2013

Magnifique YSL

Amitiés jpierre

Sign up to comment. Sign in if you already did it.

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

Groups