Tehran, 20 August 2005 (CHN) - World's hottest spot, Shahdad, is located in one of Iran's famous deserts, kavir-e Lut, yet the area is unknown to many domestic and foreign adventurers and desert backpackers.
Shahdad is located 100 kilometers out of Kerman, and according to Parviz Kordavani, a professor of Tehran University, the spot is known as earth's thermal pole among geologists. The temperature there can reach a high 100 Celsius.
Moreover, the lowest area of Iran which is just 156 meters from sea level is located 10-80 kilometers east and northeast of Shahdad.
The desert plants of the area which sometimes reach as high as 10 meters are another attraction of Shahdad.
The mythical city of Kaluts which is 11000 square kilometers and has been formed due to water and wind erosion some 20,000 years ago is just 40 kilometers from Shahdad area.
What makes Shahdad even more unique is its location at the foot of the region's highest mountains, the peaks of which are covered with snow until May. The area also enjoys nearly permanent water resources and citrus and dates orchards. As all desert areas, it also boasts to its clear starry skies.
The desert is surely a hard place to live in and today the local residents of Shahdad are struggling to live there only having their hopes on the water resources they have, but Shahdad can benefit its being the hottest spot of the world to attract tourists and adventurers from all around the world.
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