Experience an adventurous journey in an oasis in the middle of Dasht-e Kavir, where you can feel the peace by walking on sand dunes and see the magic of a haunting starry night.
Located in the Isfahan province, Mesr village is near the Khur and Biabanak county. Less than 50 kilometers from the city of Jandaq and about 30 kilometers from Khur, lies an amazing desert the beauty of which attracts many tourists from both inside and outside Iran.
A lot of stories about the village are told, according to some of which a man called Joseph has established the village. We may not find the truth, but what we are certain about is that the mystic characteristic of these stories add more magic to the richness of the history and the fascination of the nature of this area. The combination of the sand dunes and scenery landscapes appeals to any beholder. Start your journey to the Mesr to unravel the mystery of deserts of Iran.
Mesr desert is a vast, enormous area in the middle of Dasht-e Kavir. A visit to Mesr desert means experiencing adventure and serenity at the same time. Here the Placidity of the soil is accompanied by the elegance of salt cedars the composition is completed by a canebrake. But this is just the beginning of the story:
The lake is one of the largest seasonal salt lakes in Iran. As the ground is salty here, it cannot provide an ideal habitat for vegetation and animals. But the most incredible phenomena here are salt polygons. The name of these salt crystals come from their pentagon shape, that are black in the winter and turn into white in the summer!
The degree of beauty of sand dunes is hard to be explained by words. One has to see it by her own eyes to comprehend the real magic. Go beyond a mere visual experience and walk on the sand to record an enjoyable sensory, tactile memory: a peaceful and unique acquaintance with the earth.
Bayazeh is an ancient village near Khur. The beauty of the village lies in the combination of palm trees and historical architecture. One reason to visit the village is the spectacular Bayazeh village made mostly of mud and brick. It is said that this enormous structure dates from Sassanid era.
The best time to travel to deserts is the second half of the year. From the middle of the autumn until late in the spring is a good choice. Remember that the temperature may dramatically rise in the summer, though the area is still spectacular.
As the Mesr desert is a known area among tourists, the facilities are available here. so just grab your trekking shoes and be prepared for an adventurous journey. Remember that the temperature may drop a little at night so it is a good idea to bring an extra layer.
As Always, take care of natural and historical treasures. Just leave our footprints and take beautiful memories.