3 December 2019 - 08:01
Iran's Martian mountains

Martian mountains is one of the famous Iran's tourist attractions situated in Chabahar, Sistan and Baluchestan Province.

Iran (IMNA) – Chabahar is a wonderful port city in southern part of the country which is home to many tourist attractions. It is considered as the only ocean port of Iran in the vicinity of the Gulf of Oman and the Indian Ocean;  Iran's government has officially designated this area as Free Commercial Zone. The majority of people living in this city are ethnic Baluch and speak in Baluchi language.

If you want to see a piece of Mars on Earth, you should visit Chabahr Martian Mountains. According to historians and geologists, the birth of these mountains dates back to five billion years ago. Finding fish fossils in this area indicates that Martian Mountains were under water in the past time. These mountains are also known as Merrikhi Mountains or Miniature mountains.

The color, appearance, shape, and material of the mountains are very strange. The geometric patterns of the mountains have been created by rapid soil erosion caused by heavy rain and wind. The mountains are made of sedimentary rocks with a grayish white color.

You are not faced with an equal mountain range; the height of mountains varies between 5 to 100 meters. People used the mountains to make cement and brick, so they have an economic function.

Don’t miss this area; the roads to get the mountains is unbelievably beautiful. They are close to the beach, so you will see mountains one side of the road, and enjoy the unique sea landscape on the other side.

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