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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  • in the beautiful Kish Island there are many different entertainments and also some old places. Each of them have themselves storis and conditions . if you want to see many tunnels not like cave and al...  more »
  • Kariz underground city or Kish’s Qanat is built 2500 years ago to provide drinking water for locals. You should buy a ticket for visit this place.  more »
  • Its one of kish's historic places I recommend to go.its nice to see how they used to live here before.  more »
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  • Worth to see however a little bit expensive ticket. You can get familar with the geological structure of Kish island, native people life style and their survival means to reach to the sweet water
  • The place is OK but don't expect anything extraordinary. The structure is built inside an old underground Aqueduct. The aqueduct is 2000 years old but the building itself is new. There are shops inside the structure, a beautiful restaurant and an elementary museum. The entry price is 20,000 tomans (ap. 5 euros). Some other good point is that it has changing table for infants in WC, it has wheelchair for disabled people and an open air coffee shop.
  • Great city of the past. 2000 years old. Kariz was used as fresh water ...water harvesting. Thru aqua duct. Rain water is collected n stored underground channels.
  • Amazing historical underground water cannels restored with huge foresight and efforts by generous philanthropic expatriate Iranians from Germany.
  • Beautiful location, hand made buy modern age around a whel, not of any historical value.
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