Qeshm Island is in the Hormozgan province and is the biggest Iranian island and the biggest one in strait of Hurmuz which is bigger than 22 countries in the world. This is the first middle east geopark which is registered in the global network of the geoparks in the world (GGN) and is famous for the same reason among the tourists.
Qeshm has a long history which date back to Sasanid dynasty. The population is 148993 people which are mainly Sonnit. while there are a minority of Shia Moslems there as well. They speak the Bandari dialect in other words they speak a mixture of Persian, Indian, Bandari and English. They are mostly fishers, ranchers, farmers and traders.
The ceremonies and the rituals are extremely important for island habitant. They hold these ceremonies in a glorious way. Besides the rituals, there are some special ceremonies holding there among which one can mention Zanbil Gardani, singing for birthdays, prayer Qiblah and the Nowruz Hunter which is one famous ceremony there holding around mid-July. This is a ceremony with more than 6000 years history and of great importance between the hunters.
Among the most attractive tourism attractions we can mention Qeshm’s Geo-park, Hengam Island, The stars valley, strait of Chahgou, Harra Jungle, Laft village, and the Hormoz Island. Moreover, there are a lot of water entertainment and shopping centers you can enjoy.
Qeshm Island is a wet and warm area the humidity in the weather is high. The average temperature in the island is 26 ℃ with a max of 33℃ and min to 18 Degrees. From the 1st of June to the 1st Septembre there is the warmest weather from 22th December to 19th February is the coldest months with a max and min degree of 46℃ and 16℃ degrees.
Overall, we can say that the islands weather is quite nice and while approaching the spring, the weather gets too warm and by the beginning of the October weather gets better so it’s the best time to visit the island. One of the amazing scenes in the winter is watching the dolphins playing in sea.
One of the most important places to visit in the city is the Imam Gholi Square which contains many restaurants and coffee places and shopping centers.
The airport: the airport of the Qeshm is located near the Direstan village and contains 12 lines of airline.
You can easily get access to the taxi whenever you prefer.
Sea transportation: To get connected to the Bandar Abbas and other islands the only way is the sea ways. Using the boats, you can get connected to every place you want.
Train: It’s true that there is no railway inside the island, but you can go to the Bandar Abbas railway and get yourself to the Qeshm via the fast boats. These boats take off every twenty minutes and you can use the vehicle lifters in the Pol Bandar as well. This is a 22 km way and it takes about 40 minutes to go to the destination.
Bus: Maybe it’s strange to know that there is a bus station inside this Island but Qeshm has a terminal with the vastity of 18000 square meters which takes the passengers to the different cities in Iran like Shiraz, Isfahan, Boushehr and Tehran. These Buses are getting inside the island via Land craft boats from the khamir port and Laft port to the Qesm.
Taxi: as the Qeshm island is a small place the transportation system here is a bit different. there are only taxis available here. So, there are not so many different choices and the taxis are working in a limited line.