Fallen Star Valley on Qeshm Island | Photos to inspire

by Vanessa Wanders Miles

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.

Is Fallen Star Valley haunted?

The local name for this area is “Estalah-kaftah” which means “the Fallen Star”. These geological phenomena are 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.

Tall rocks formations at Fallen Star Valley in Qeshm

Tall rocks formations at Fallen Star Valley

Sunset at Fallen Star Valley

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.

Fallen star Valley-Qeshm-Iran

Sunset at Fallen Star Valley, Qeshm

Rock formations at Fallen Star Valley in Qeshm

Rock formations at Fallen Star Valley

Sunset at Fallen Star Valley in Qeshm

Golden hour at Fallen Star Valley

Sunset at the Valley of the Fallen Stars in Qeshm, Iran

Stunning glows

Fallen Star Valley in Qeshm, Iranian island


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kevinpulsecreative 30th October 2017 - 4:50 am

It looks beautiful there. And very reminiscent of Death Valley in the US. I would absolutely love a chance to tour Iran, the country looks spectacular.

Agness of a Tuk Tuk 30th October 2017 - 7:33 pm

Such a picturesque place which I would love to explore! How many days would you recommend staying there, Vanessa?

Marcella & Tim 23rd November 2017 - 6:33 am

Looks so amazing! You’ve been to incredible off-the-beaten-path destinations! Just a tad jealous 🙂

Vanessa 24th November 2017 - 9:44 am

I love to explore, what can i say? This place was just beautiful and experiencing at sunset was just the cherry on the cake 🙂


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