Kariz Underground, Kish Island

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Descend into the ground and see the works of ancient technology at Kariz Underground. Over two millenniums old, infrastructure still stands as an underground world of hydraulic systems that cleanse the water in the area. Witness the series of wells using coral walls around the qanat to produce filtered water that comes from the mountains. Travel 16 m (52 ft) into the earth to get a good look at the rich underwater life surrounding the island made entirely of coral. When you get tired, you can take a break and sip tea at the underground restaurants or shop for souvenirs in the available gift shops. For Kariz Underground and beyond, use our Kish Island online trip itinerary planner to get the most from your Kish Island vacation.
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  • You get to walk through different beautiful parts of old salt caves..it has marine aquarium,a cafe with music..I really enjoyed it,  more »
  • Being in an underground city, which is like a maze, is vey fantastic. Smell of salt, sound of water, all can make you relax.  more »
  • It's beautiful historic zone with good and excellent architecture. Although its so warm and humid in summer but very good in fall and winter.  more »
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  • Waste of time and money. Fake evidences to make this site attractive.
  • An underground city discovered by a german archeologist, which belnong to many centuries ago! definitely worth a visit!
  • Impressive civilization; however, needs more attention and care..
  • not ancient, but interesting. you'll find out much more about people's lives in Kish.
  • Amazing ancient history and an interesting background great for a visit

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Where to stay in Kish Island

Make the most of your time by the sea on Kish Island and pick one of the dozens of high-class hotels lining the beach. With a small selection of economically priced motels located near the airport, most of your accommodation options on the island are priced higher than those on the mainland, although even the mid-range hotels are budget friendly for Western standards. Head close to the beach for sprawling luxury complexes boasting poolside service and fantastic views. If you're heading to Kish Island during Iranian New Year, book early to avoid disappointment.
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