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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  • Great place to visit in the midst of Kish heat. Nice and cool underground walk. Take your time to explore the walls and ceilings. You will be impressed by the nature and history of this place.  more »
  • If you visit Kish then it's a good attraction to have. Underground tunnels was made 20 years ago and became one of the kish islands tourist attraction. But it's only a tunnel and you won't have anythi...  more »
  • You need to pay 200,000 Rial for entrance, blongs to the iranian man and his german wife who reconstruction the place, kind of old city but under the ground, with tranditional system of water treatmen...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Beautiful location, hand made buy modern age around a whel, not of any historical value.
  • Not so much fun. U just need 20 min for and dint wait more.
  • خیلی جالب بود من تازه اونجا فهمیدم جزیره مرجانی یعنی چی حتما برید امیدوارم لذت ببرید

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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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