A jewel at the heart of desert
Iran has many beautiful and famous deserts; among which, Mesr desert and its village is definitely one of them. This piece of gem attracts a vast number of domestic as well as international tourists each year. Each and every visitor can enjoy their time there and have a lot of fun in this outstanding peaceful area. Mesr village is so beautiful as you can spend days over there and still be thirst for its beauty. Yellow sandy hills and dams are the most spectacular Mesr desert section. Standing at one point of it and watching the yellow rhyme as far as the eye works is just a heart touching deed, yet just watching it is not enough. the sand of this area is so smooth and fascinating that you have to take your shoes and walk with naked feet. Touching the smooth and warm sand by your fingertips is one of the most memorable experiences you’ll ever have. Watching the endless yellow hills and the desert is not the only good part of it, as Mesr Desert nights generally have a different story. In the nights of this desert, you are invited to celebrate the stars, just look at the sky once, and you will never have to miss it. These stars sometimes look somewhat close to you, which you feel that extending your arm out, you can pick a few of them and hold them in your arms. Enjoying the hot days of the Mesr Village and its cold and starry nights of desert beside a big fire with a cup of hot tea is an unforgettable pleasure. Do not forget your camera journey into the desert, as you can take beautiful unique images.
Mesr village (Mesr means Egypt in the native language) is a desert village located in the central county of Khur and Biabanak in the far east of Isfahan province. The village is in a 45-kilometer distance from Jandaq city, 420 kilometers from Isfahan and approximately 371 kilometers from Yazd. The village is considered as an oasis in Kavir desert (Dasht-e Kavir; the central desert of Iran). At the 2006 census, its population was 183, in 41 families; all of whom are known for their hospitality.How away, reaching Mesr Village is easy, though you need to change direction several times from major cities of Iran: around 250 kilometers drive onto the Naein-Tabas road from Esfahan west to east. After passing Farokhi and Nasrabad villages, there is a sign showing off-road direction:” Toward Mesr.”Upon 43 kilometers drive from the sign across the sand hills, 3 green spots will appear from far, next to each other and emerald-like. Few moments later, while the absolute silence of desert is your only company, you will find yourself in the first heaven land, Amirabad. The road is totally flat and considered as one of the wonders of Iran’s central desert that surprises every Eco-tourist. The sand hills around the village are known as thrones since the strong wind has shaped the surface, creating odd and fascinating shapes.
Its founder was a wealthy shepherd named Josef. Mesr Village with an age not more than 100 years, was then known as Josef farm and when its subterranean canals were droughty, they made him dig a well with English diesel engines.After a year, its underground tables went down and Josef dug a deeper well, so the neighbor villagers named this village Chah Deraz (long-welled).But since Josef did not like this name and his own name was Josef and also the story of Prophet Josef had happened in Mesr (Egypt), he recommended to name it “Mesr”. Villagers who respected him, accepted his suggestion, and so Josef ordered to build a wide street in the middle of now Mesr Village, with a length of at least 500 meters.
This desert represents an interesting scene of the integrated performance of geomorphic and geologic processes and climate changes.
The central mountain ranges of Iran which are predominantly isolated oasis type mountains, run through the desert territory of Iran. The town’s only water source and therefore lifeline comes from a spring that flows out of the foothills of these same mountains quite close to the heart of the village. This is the only source of life for the gardens and date palm orchards that make this oasis such a special place. Thanks to this situation, there are many delightful and awesome gardens in the village alongside numerous palm trees and a fresh water flowing from a spring out of the surrounding mountains, that created this marvelous place to easily uplift your soul.These beautiful gardens make Mesr village shine as a green spot in the heart of the desert; that’s why here is a popular purticular destination for travelers. There are several activities provided here for you such as camel riding, safari, walking, cycling, driving and watching stars in the beautiful night sky of the village.
Though Mesr Village is tiny, yet it’s full of fabulous sceneries; the whole collection of which can entertain you for a while (some days). Due to its breathtaking rare sceneries, Mesr Desert is one of the most attractive tourist attractions in Iran, with its tour as one of the most popular one between Iran tours.This outstanding oasis at the heart of desert has some spectacular sceneries; all of which by themselves are tourist magnets.The sunset, the moonrise, the stars, the dunes, the camels, the traditional houses and listening the silence of the desert…all in all indeed can draw you in these many beauties accumulated just in one spot.
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These many views and natural beauties, need a very meticulous planner to arranging a nice exact program, so fruitful in coverage and in least of time in wastage. We will be at your side, even in Mesr Village! IRANHRC a quite sophisticated Tour Agency as always is ready to give you the best of its packages and plans. Undoubtedly, we are the one who can satisfy your interests and needs. Just let us know what are your favorites and priorities!