Fallen Star Valley, on Qeshm island off the southern coast of Iran, is located near Berkeh Khalaf Village. It really is nature at its best in the Middle East designing the rocky landscape with the elements.
The local name for this area is “Estalah-kaftah” which means “the Fallen Star”. This geological phenomena is believed by locals to have formed when an almighty star came crashing onto the ground centuries ago hence the name Fallen Stars Valley! Not only that, but it is also thought to be haunted. The noises of the ghosts are simply the wind whistling through the columns of the rock.
The geological morphology of this site is the result of erosion by rainstorms, wind and gravity on various layers. In areas where the geological structures are more resistant to erosion, they have remained intact, however in areas with softer geological structures, erosion has altogether degraded and vanished those parts.
Star Valley at sunset was magical, you really did feel like you were on another planet as the sun disappeared behind the tall rocks and we climbed down to explore all its twists and turns. You can see many faces and shapes in the rocks, let your imagination run wild or let the photos speak for themselves…
Travel makes one modest. You see what a tiny place you occupy in the world.
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