Iran’s Kerman Province: Rageh Canyon (Photos)

The Rageh canyon is one of the unique and beautiful natural places, in the desert of Rafsanjan County. It was created by the floods and soil erosion of the Givdary River over twenty thousand years. This 20km long, 70m deep and 180m wide valley, with sharp conical peaks, blades and strip wise walls, has interesting and various spatial shapes, narrow and wide passages alongside the river and valley walls.

The nearest city to Rageh Canyon is Rafsanjan, the capital of Rafsanjan County. It is Iran’s center of pistachio cultivation and also a major center of carpet production even though the rugs are sold as Kermani rugs rather than Rafsanjani ones. Another large employer is the nearby Sarcheshmeh copper mines.

Sources: Wikipedia | Rafsanjan (in English), other sources in Persian: ISNA | Photos, Mehr News Agency | Photos, Mehr News Agency | News,

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