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Qeshm Green Gold
Qeshm Green Gold

Qeshm, the Seven Wonderland of Iran, has the most beautiful and unique natural phenomenon in it. Hara forest is one of the attractions on the Qeshm's Seven Wonders list.

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Hara Forest, also known as Qeshm's Green Gold, is the habitat of trees that are rooted in water. Hara forests with 22,000 km of vastness are located on the shores of the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman. This forest is one of the rare natural phenomena in the world. The trees of this forest are green throughout the year and reach 3 to 6 meters in length.

 

Hara forest

 

The exciting feature of these trees is that over the course of millions of years, they have found excellent compatibility with salty water. So, they feed on salty water and, by the repel of salt, will make the water naturally fresh.

 

Hara forest

 

Due to suitable conditions, the mangrove forest is a safe habitat for migratory birds from tropical areas. There are birds like the Goliath Heron, Great egret, Western reef heron, Indian pond heron, Spoonbill, gray plover, the Curlews, and the Large white-headed gulls. Therefore, this forest is considered one of the best areas for bird watching various species of birds. The forest is also an excellent habitat for fish, mollusks, and crustaceans.

 

Hara forest

 

Tide mode occurs in this forest every 6 hours. The water level of this forest is about 1 and a half meters in normal condition. But in the time of sea ebb, the trees of this forest go underwater, and the influx of fish in ebb mode makes it a suitable place for fishing. Interestingly, in flow conditions, it seems that these trees have grown on dry land.

 

Hara forest

 

In addition to sailing and enjoying the unique scenery of this forest, in the winter you can see a large number of migratory birds.

 

The best time to travel to Hara forest in Qeshm is from mid-autumn to May, at which time the air temperature of this area is more suitable. To stay around it you can use, the local house and enjoy it, or you can camp alongside these natural beauties and spend some time in the heart of its wild and wonderful forest.

 

Hara forest

 

Hara forest is located on the northern shores of Qeshm Island. You need to know that Qeshm is a small island and you can get access to this beach by taking a taxi. The only way to get into the Hara forest is through the water paths and there is no access to this forest by drought. It's best to get help from a skilled leader to boat riding and go between the trees of the forest.

2019-05-26 | by Kasra Yazdanpajoh
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