Garmeh Village: A Beautiful Village in Central Desert of Iran

Garmeh Village: A Beautiful Village in Central Desert of Iran

TEHRAN (Tasnim) - Garmeh is an oasis located in the central desert of Iran, (known as Dasht-e-Kavir in Persian). Garmeh is in east of Isfahan Province, and located at south of the Khur.

The documented history of human settlement in the area is as far back as 4000 years but there exists some relatively reliable evidence that suggests human habitation as far back as 7000 years.

During more recent historical times (from about 2000 years ago), the oasis was placed on the main route of the famous Silk Road and therefore the main trading route between China and Europe. Consequently many travelers have passed through the area.

A famous Persian poet, philosopher and adventurer by the name of Nasir Khusraw passed through the area about 950 years ago and has mentioned the area in his travel writing. As an example of the more well-known European travelers of the last few centuries, one can mention the names of Seven Hedin and Alfonse Gabriel who visited Garmeh about a century ago.

Among other tourist attractions, an ancient castle and a pond surrounded by palm trees have turned Garmeh Village in the central province of Isfahan to a tourist spot for nature lovers.

Garmeh Village, in Isfahan Province, is 750 meters above sea level and has a hot and dry climate because of proximity to desert.

The village is home to extremely beautiful palm groves and a pond encircled by tall palm trees. A castle dating back to the Sassanid Empire in the heart of the village is among other tourist attractions of the rural area.

Source: IFP News, Oruj Travel

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