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Located on the Strait of Hormuz, the Port of Bandar Abbas is southern city of Iran. It lies on the shores of Hormuz Bay across from Qeshm, Larak, and Hormuz islands. The Port of Bandar Abbas is about 187 kilometers or 116 miles north-northwest of the Port of Khor Fakkan in the United Arab Emirates.

The Port of Bandar Abbas got its modern name in the 1980s. It is a major shipping center, primarily for imports, and the Port of Bandar Abbas has a long history of deal with the Surat in India.

At one time, the Port of Bandar Abbas was famous for its export of Iranian pottery called "gombroon" as well as cargoes like dates, citrus, tobacco, and fish.

Today, the Port of Bandar Abbas' most important industries include producing textiles, fishing, refining oil, and producing steel and aluminum. Mining products including chromium, salt, sulfur, and red oxide are exported through the Port of Bandar Abbas. The close island of Qeshm is a free trade zone portion the Port of Bandar Abbas.

Tourism Attractions:

Thursday Market of Minab

The traditional Thursday market of Minab is a place to trade handicrafts, traditional textile, sea hunts, and etc. It’s a tourist place in city of Minab.

 

The Sabieh City

  The historical Sabieh City was a live city in Sasanian time. Kukherd, a city around Bastak, is the city of Sabieh offspring. There is a historical temple in the city.

 

 Historical Dam of Kukherd

  This dam in Bastak was built in 1700s as a charity. By this signify numerous palm gardens are created and made a pleasant place.

 

 The Lashtan Castle

  This castle was built in 3rd century in Bandar Lengeh. It had an significant role in regional wars and also it had been used by Portuguese.

 

 The Old neighbor of Suro

  In this neighbor in BandarAbbas there is several piers related to Sasanian, Safavieh, and Ghajar times. SEVERAL coins related to these times are found in this place.

 

Bandar Kong Lunch Building

  The lunches built in this place next to Bandar Kong, was export to African countries, India, and Persian Gulf countries. Even now some cuisine are exported.

 

Hengam Island

 Hengam Island is 50 km away from Qeshm. It’s beautiful nature with coral shores, big turtles, and dolphins is an attraction to the visitors.

 

 Bastak Caravansary

  This Building in Bastak was a habitation hall in the commercial road of Bastak- Lar and was built in Ghajar time. It contains a main area and some halls and stables around it.

 

Hara Forests

  These forests with their water channels, birds, and the intact nature are found in Qeshm, Bandar Pohl, Bandar Khamir, and Hormoz Island.

 

Stars Valley

 This geological event is placed in southern Qeshm.

 

 Portuguese Castle

  These castles are in lots of places in borders of Persian Gulf. The Portuguese Castle in Qeshm is included weapons inventory, a big water container, barracks, prison, church, headquarters, and halls.

  

Water Museum

 This historical place in BandarAbbas related to Safavieh time. The water containers and aged digging equipments are exhibited.

 

Geno Hot Spring

  Geno Hot Spring is 34 km away in northern east BandarAbbas. It has welfare facilities such as pool for both men and women and also house halls and shop. There are beautiful palms and trees and a small waterfall.

 

 Kolahfarangi Building

  This building was a custom and commercial place in the time of Safavieh. Architecture of Kolahfarangi is exaggerated by architecture of western countries in that time.

 

Hindus Temple

  This Indus temple was built in 1920s in BandarAbbas by the rich citizens of Shikarpoor in India.

 

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