Best lakes and wetlands in Iran

Dez or shahyoun lake of Khuzestan

Lake of Dez dam is one of the most beautiful lakes in Iran, behind the two mountains Shadab and Tenguan, and has provided a beautiful view to the area. Lake Dez Dam, which is currently one of the fifty long world dams, has several small islands, on which a lot of trees and almonds have given a special effect to the lake, while at the same time the lake is a good place for doing water sports such as Sailing, skiing, swimming, and more.

Anzali lake and wetland of Gilan

One of the most beautiful Wetlands Landscapes in Gilan is Anzali Lagoon.nzali Lagoon of Iran as Natural Tourist Attraction With an area of ??about 20,000 hectares in northern Iran, located in Gilan province. The Anzali Lagoon is considered to be one of the coolest and largest natural habitats of Iranian herbivores, and is home to a large number of birds coming to Iran from northern neighboring countries each year. Anzali wetland is not comparable with any of Iran's wetlands because of its geographical location due to its high humidity and water quality.

Miankaleh lake and wetland of Mazandaran and Golestan

Miankaleh Lagoon or Wetland as Natural Tourist Attraction is an international Lagoon or Wetland and is considered one of the 12 biosphere reserves of the earth. Miankaleh Lagoon or Wetland Iran's bird-watching paradise, and rare birds from around the world can be seen in this area. Nearby are some of the most beautiful and fascinating attractions of Iranian nature such as Naz Plain, Miankaleh Peninsula, Ashooradeh Island.

Howz soltan lake of Tehran and Qom

Iran's largest natural mirror Howz Soltan lake as Natural Tourist Attraction in Qom-Tehran highway is located like the great mirror in the middle of Iran, which is known as the largest natural mirror in Iran. The lake after becomes a big mirror because of its surface polish, and creates unique images.

Shadegan wetland of Khuzestan

One of the wonders of the Shadegan wetland is the simultaneous sweet and salty water, which has brought about a great variety of biodiversity. The Shadegan wetland is a large natural replicatory center that, in addition to lagoon fish, fishes from the rivers of the bahmanshir, karun and Jarahi are also used as a suitable spawning place.

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Lakes and Wetlands-Lagoons of Iran

  • About Wetlands of Iran

    • Wetlands-Lagoons of Iran. Of the 42 types of wetlands identified by the Ramsar Convention in the world, except one type of wetland, the turbograss, the rest are found in Iran, which indicates a large variety of Iranian wetlands. Also, lots of wetlands Iran is very large due to the size of the country and the range of their dimensions vary widely, so that their range varies from less than a few hectares to more than 500,000 hectares. More than 84 internationally recognized wetlands have been identified, of which 33 wetlands have been listed in the 22 conventions, with a total area of ​​1481147 hectares, to the Ramsar Convention and are subject to the provisions of this Convention.
  • About Lakes of Iran

    • The number of Iranian lakes due to its geological status is relatively high. Some of these lakes are permanent and some of them are dry in most days of the year. Among the most important permanent lakes in Iran, besides the Caspian Sea, one can mention the lakes of Urumia, Bakhtegan, Jazmourian, Parishan, Maharlou, Zaryar and Hamoun. Iran is a part of the semi-arid and arid lands of Asia with relatively low annual rainfall. Hence, its lakes are low and often in the dug out of the earth. However, some of Iran's lakes, such as the lakes of Tar and Gohar, are on the high. Persistent lakes in Iran are mostly restricted to the northwest and southwestern Iran. In arid and desert areas, the lakes are seasonal and terminal and have salt water. In Iran there are 28 natural lakes and 9 lakes formed by the dam construction.