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    Attractions of Coastal Lines of Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman

    Kish - Attractions of Coastal Lines of Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman


    Cities, ports and islands which are located near Iran's southern coastal line are considered tourist attraction spots due to having natural amazing attractions and climatic diversity.

    From among the various island of the Persian Gulf, Kish Island is indeed one of the most beautiful islands.

    Blue sky, azure sea, clean air, eye-catching sceneries from beautiful and amazing coasts, a collection of natural sight-seeing places, coral reefs, colorful fish and tens of other attractions has turned Kish into a natural treasure and exceptional blessing and it is now considered one of the most important tourist, economic and trade centers.

    Today, Kish Island possesses special importance in terms of the existence of trade, residential and recreational sports and in view of the fact that it is considered a free trade zone.

    We intend to make you familiar with Kish Island's natural attractions.

    Kish Island is located 18 km from Iran's southern coast banks with a space of over 90 square km.

    The length of Kish Island towards the east-west route equals 15 km and its width is 7 km towards the north-south route.

    Kish Island is 300 km to Iranian port- Bandar Abbas- and 200 km from Dubai.

    It has a 1050 km air distance from the capital, Tehran. Kish enjoys an exclusive and beautiful nature.

    Silent coasts with coral sands, the crystal clear water of the sea, proper plant coverage and the freshness and greenness of this island especially in 7 months of the year has cast an attractive and impressive image to it.

    On the whole, Kish Island attracts over one million nature and sea lovers annually.

    Kish Island is flat in terms of low and high lands. The relative height of the island is 32 meters above sea level and the highest point of it is located in the eastern part of the island and is 45 meters above sea level.

    Kish Island possesses a coral structure. The crystal clear waters around Kish are a natural result of its coral structure.

    The existence of fish and other sea creatures on the coasts of Kish is considered the most exceptional feature of this island.

    It is proper to know that Kish Island's coasts are categorized into two types in terms of morphology. The west and north of the island possesses stone and reef-like banks whereas the southern and eastern parts of the island possess flat sandy banks.

    The formation of these two types of coasts mostly stems from the current of sea waves and direction of the waves.

    The island's soil is a kind of reef-like fragile stone which is made up of shells and sands in the central are.

    Kish is located in the semi-tropical half of southern Iran. The exclusive feature of this region is the presence of low plants and resistant trees towards dryness.

    The plant coverage of Kish Island and especially its indigenous trees is so attractive and wonderful and we can consider this feature as the natural blessing of his regioLor or Bengali Fig is a big tree which grows in the Persian Gulf's islands and ports and the Sea of OmaLor Tree possesses orange-colored fruits similar to figs and nut-sized shapes which is edible.

    The oldest Lor Tree in Kish is the one with a magical and mysterious appearance located in the north of the island and is better known as the Green Tree.

    Kish Island is considered a limited habitat for animals; however, various species of animals can bee seen in this island including mammals like black mouse, wild rabbit, owl and Iranian deer.

    It is proper to know that animals including lion, deer, fox, jackal, monkey and some types of birds are being kept in Kish's Ahovan Park with a space of 2 hectares.

    From among other natural attractions of Kish Island is the Garden of Birds and Dolphin Park.

    The most diverse sea mammals including dolphins, sea cat and penguins have been gathered in the biggest dolphin park of the Middle East.

    Over 21 types of sea mammals are being kept in pools with a space of 18000 cubic meters and provide exciting shows for observers.

    The garden of birds in Kish Island with over 50 types of animals including pelican, ostrich, peacock, penguin and different types of animals including crocodile is considered the most exclusive center for keeping animals in IraDear listeners, natural beauties of Kish Island are not limited to what we said.

    We hope you can travel to Kish Island and get the chance to visit its natural attractions from near.

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    This workshop is designed according to the UNESCO World Heritage Education Programme in order to give young people a chance to voice their concerns and to become involved in the protection of our common cultural and natural heritage. It seeks to encourage and enable tomorrow’s decision-makers to participate in heritage conservation and to respond to the continuing threats facing our World Heritage. The idea of involving young people in World Heritage preservation and promotion came as a response to Article 27 of the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage (World Heritage Convention). Furthermore, Patrimonito means 'small heritage' in Spanish and the character represents a young heritage guardian. Patrimonito has been widely adopted as the international mascot of the World Heritage Education Programme.
    Date: 29th December
    Number of trainees: 7
    Duration: 3 hours

    The workshop of "Patrimonito" was held on 29th of December. Participants arrived around 10:30 and they were welcomed by hot chocolate and Persian cup cakes. After a little introduction by trainers and trainees, the process started by making two groups and letting them choose a name for their group, each group was accompanied by a mentor then each group was given some images of world heritage sites in Iran and some descriptions, each group was asked to match images and descriptions, the mentor was guiding them throughout the activity. All trainees were participating actively and trying to remember their experiences about their travels to these places. When they were done with the activity, the mentors started giving the answers and a brief explanation about each site; mentors were using trainees’ ideas and experiences to complete their tasks.

    Shortly after that, the second part started which was a presentation done by two of mentors. The aim of this presentation was to define the value of these world heritage sites and duties of each person as a "Patrimonito", and what happens if there is no "Patrimonito" and nobody cares about our tangible or intangible heritage. In this part trainees started questioning and understanding the whole concept of being a "Patrimonito", they also added their own suggestions on how to protect our heritage and by the end of this part, they were completely aware about their role as a "Patrimonito".
    Now it was a best time to have a short break, during the break trainees were introduced to some of intangible heritages as they were served by traditional food and snacks and even they way of serving was according to traditions and everyone had this opportunity to discuss about intangible heritage while enjoying some traditional food and snacks.
    When the break was done, everyone was asked to choose a heritage either tangible or intangible and they had to introduce their chosen heritage to a tourist by making a postcard using what they have learnt. They were given all of necessary tools such as color papers, color pencils, glue, scissors, images of heritage and a mentor was with them in order to help them completing the task.

    When they were done, they handed out their postcards and with the mentors they sat together and spent a few minutes asking and answering about what they have learnt. Then they were told to say their vows for protecting their heritage and caring about it, the mentor said the vow and the trainees repeated after her and they officially became a "Patrimonito".

    The last but the best part was when they were given the certificates, and they were told that since they are aware of the value of the heritage and they know how to protect it, they are chosen as "Patrimonito" and they should continue their mission by introducing the value of heritage to others. They were granted certificates and labels and the workshop of "Patrimonito" was finished by taking some memorial photos.