Lut Desert

The Lut Desert, or Dasht-e-Lut, is located in the south-east of the country. Between June and October, this arid subtropical area is swept by strong winds, which transport sediment and cause aeolian erosion on a colossal scale. Consequently, the site presents some of the most spectacular examples of aeolian yardang landforms (massive corrugated ridges). It also contains extensive stony deserts and dune fields. The property represents an exceptional example of ongoing geological processes.

 

Noting that Lut Desert has been identified by NASA as the hottest place on Earth, even deserts such as  El Azizia in Libya, Turpan Depression in China, Queensland in Australia and Death Valley in the US have lower temperatures than Lut Desert.

 

 

 

 

 

 

The temperature in Lut Desert reaches 150° Fahrenheit, adding Lut Desert also embraces Iran’s lowest point.Other attractions of Lut include Gandom Berian, Shahdad Kalout and Rig Yelan.The researcher said fresh and salty water are found in southern and northern regions of Lut respectively, which are among its wonders.In addition to historical objects, Lut Desert is home to flora and fauna which include mammals, insects, birds, and marine animals as well plants. The Lut Desert  was inscribed on the world heritage list of UNESCO in 2016 .

 

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