TEHRAN, Feb. 10 (MNA) – Shahdad yardangs (kaluts) in Kerman Province of southeastern Iran are the most important factor in attracting tourists to this city after the ancient Bam Citadel.
Yardangs are streamlined protuberances carved from bedrock by the dual action of wind abrasion by dust and sand, and the removal of loose material by wind turbulence.
Shahdad Kaluts located in an area 40km east and north east of Shahdad have been formed by the extreme soil and water erosion and extend from north-west to the south-east of the region. They are considered as one of the greatest natural phenomena in Iran and quite unique in the world. Every year thousands of overseas tourists fly to Kerman to visit these breathtaking sights.
Shahdad Kaluts which cover part of the western fringe of the Lut desert with an average length of 145 km are often called one of Iran’s wonders. Presently Iran is gathering relevant documents to propose Shahdad Kaluts to UNESCO to be inscribed on the World Heritage List.
Shahdad is the largest town in the Takhab area, a group of about 30 oasis villages wedged between the Payeh Mountains to the south and the vast emptiness of the Dasht-e Lut to the north.
Watch a short beautiful video of Shahad Kaluts here.