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    Attractions and Activities to enjoy your time in Bandar Abbas

Bandar Abbas Travel Guide

Things to do in Bandar Abbas, Activities, and Attractions

Located on the coast of the Persian Gulf, Bandar Abbas is the second largest city in the southern part of Iran and the capital city of Hormozgan province. It is one of the most important port cities in Iran and an important trade center in Asia. The strategic location of Bandar Abbas has made it an important city through the history of Iran. The people of Bandar Abbas are famous for their unmatched kindness and hospitality. They speak Persian with their own special accent and their interesting culture and traditions are unique in the country. Bandar Abbas is the best place to learn about the unique culture of the southern part of Iran. 

Bandar Abbas Weather

Similar to other cities near the Persian Gulf and the Gulf of Oman, Bandar Abbas has a humid and hot climate. The temperature is between 15 and 20 in winter and between 35 and 48 in summer and the humidity rate often reaches 60 to 70 percent. The best time for travelling to Bandar Abbas is in winter due to the moderate weather. 

What to see in Bandar Abbas: Historic attractions

Bandar Abbas has long been an important city due to its strategic location. This importance lead to the construction of many monuments in the city however gloriously decorated mosques and grand mansions are less seen in the southern part of Iran compared to the central cities that have been the capital of the country in many eras. Unfortunately some of the historical monuments in Bandar Abbas were damaged due to lack of proper maintenance and high humidity.

Kolah Farangi Estate

Dating back to the Safavid era Kolah Farangi Estate served as the customs building. This historic two-story building gets its name from its roof resembling the hats ( kolah ) that the foreigners wore at the time . Kolah Farangi Estate is now open to the public.

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Kolah Farangi Estate, Bandar Abbas, Iran Tour

Galeh-Dari bath

The 13th century Galeh-Dari bathhouse is one of the few traditional bathhouses left in Bandar Abbas. It was built in the 19th century by the order of one of the famous merchants of the city. The interior of this bathhouse is built with materials that can absorb extra humidity. Today the historic Galeh-Dari bath is an anthropology museum, best for learning about the culture and lifestyle of the people of Hormozgan province.

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Galeh-Dari bath, Bandar Abbas

Latidan Bridge

Latidan Bridge is one of the longest bridges in Iran. It was built almost 500 years ago and was used as a passage for the convoys passing by. Unfortunately a major part of this historic bridge was destroyed due to use of uneven rocks instead of bricks in its construction.

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Latidan Bridge, Bandar Abbas

Fin Castle

Standing on a mountain top, Fin castle is a mysterious historical castle near Bandar Abbas. Similar to many others, this castle was built for military purposes. The construction date of Fin castle is estimated to be around the middle of the Islamic era in Iran.

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Fin Castle, Bandar Abbas

Indian Temple

The 19th century Indian Temple is the most famous Bandar Abbas attraction. The white façade and the stunning dome are some of the impressive features of this Temple. In addition, the interior of the Indian Temple is decorated with religious frescos and pictures of Krishna.

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Indian Temple, Bandar Abbas

Bandar Abbas Natural attractions

Genu warm spring

The protected area around Mount Genu is located 34 kilometers northeast of Bandar Abbas. This beautiful area has become popular among the locals due to its moderate and freshening weather. Genu warm spring is the best place for relaxing after a long week and enjoying the warm and calming water. This spring is the natural habitat of a small fish that only exists in this area. In addition, this area is covered in many unique plants, used for medical purposes.

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Genu warm spring, Bandar Abbas

Khersin cave

Located 80 kilometers away from Bandar Abbas, Khersin cave is one of the most unique attractions in Hormozgan province. The wondrous stalactites and salt crystals inside the cave fascinate anyone who loves nature. Exploring Khersin cave requires special equipment and experience in caving however; the surrounding area itself can amaze the visitors as well.

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Khersin cave, Bandar Abbas

Persian Gulf

The freshening water of the Persian Gulf and its clean beaches make it the main attraction in Bandar Abbas. swimming,diving, boat riding and multiple other aquatic activities available make the shores of the Persian Gulf a great destination.

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Persian Gulf, Bandar Abbas, Iran tour

Things to do in Bandar Abbas

Bandar Abbas Bazaar

The city of Sarein is famous for its several hot springs attracting many travelers and locals daily. These spring pools help people relax and keep their minds away from daily problems and also have medical benefits. You can enjoy these pools at one of the several special facilities in Sarein. While you’re in the city you can also buy some of the famous honey known as the souvenir of this city.

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Bandar Abbas Fish market

Having seafood is a must when travelling to a port city. As many of the locals are fishermen, there is a wide range of fresh fish and other sea creatures available at the Fishmarket. This market is great for those looking to try different types of fish and are willing to cook it themselves.

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Bandar Abbas cafes

Although cafes are found almost everywhere, spending a night in one of the cafes in Bandar Abbas is a must when travelling to this city. The majority of the cafes have live local music on weekends, offering travelers a chance at listening to the unique music from the south of Iran and learn about their culture.

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Bandar Abbas Souvenirs

As a port city, the main souvenir of Bandar Abbas is the various types of fish and other seafood found in the fish market. Bandar Abbas is also one of the places in Iran where a high-quality date can be found and bought as a delicious souvenir. In addition, several handicrafts made out of shells and other types of artwork can be found in Bandar Abbas bazaar for those looking for an iconic souvenir from the city.

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