Hormozgan, Boushehr, Persian Gulf
The southern coastlines of Iran, have passed several ups and downs along the history. In recent years, the tourism potentials in these regions have been paid due attention. Cities of Bandar Abbas and Boushehr, as new regional centers, represent samples of combination of new and traditional urban texture of coastal cities (ports) beside each other. Hormozgan province and its capital city Bandar Abbas, is an international strategic region for transportation and trade as well as enjoying beautiful beaches.
Boushehr province is one of the southern provinces of Iran and is located in the south of Fars province. There are in that province many interesting ancient and historical monuments of which the most important one is the historical building of Goor-e-Dokhtar, which belongs to Achaemenian era. The people of this province are kind and its beautiful coasts are very attractive especially in winters, The existing historical monuments in Bandar Syraf, that once was a thriving city and a commercial port in Sassanide times, reflect the briskness of trade in this period.
The famous islands of Hormoz with old castle and water storage; Qeshm with ample ancient and local worth-seeing places; and finally Kish with great tourism facilities and historical monuments like Harireh city and traditional water reservoirs, are amongst important tourism focal points in southern coastlines of Iran.
Sistan and Baluchistan province, which is located in southeast of Iran, is one of ancient provinces and centers of Iranian civilization. The old historical monuments of this province, especially ruins of Shahr-e-Sookhteh (Burned City) close to Khajoo Mountain, have global fame. Handicrafts of this province are interesting as well. There are several wildlife habitats in this province of which Sarbaz River, the habitat of Iranian crocodiles, is famous.