About Shahdad Desert
Short review of Shahdad Desert
Shahdad Desert is 100 Kilometers away from Kerman. It is located 30 Kilometers east of Dasht-e Lut and overlooks a plain called Tekab that makes up the main part of Khabis. This region is known as one of the Geothermal Poles among the geologists. The local climate is hot and dry.
Shahdad lands are all covered with Citrus and palm groves. Near Shahdad, there are gravellies (desert vases) that are sometimes 10 Meters long, while the longest gravelly of African deserts are 3 Meters long. In Shahdad Desert, there are 100 hectares of salt marsh in the shape of boiling eggs that are unique in the world.
Throughout Shahdad, monuments related to the fourth millennium BC to the Islamic and contemporary periods such as cemeteries, forts, caravanserais, etc. can be observed. But the most important and unique asset of this desert region are yardangs. With regard to roughness and genesis, yardangs are unique in the world and there are numerous secrets of the principles and properties of their genesis. Looking at them from a far distance associates them with a big city with numerous skyscrapers and this is the reason for foreign tourists calling it City of the Ghosts.