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03/27/13

Photos: Iranian village of Laft in Persian Gulf

Photos by Asghar Besharati, Mehr News Agency

Laft is an Iranian village located on the island of Qeshm in the the Straits of Hormuz, to the southwest of city of Bandar Abbas in Hormozgan Province. According to the 2006 census, Laft's population was 3,899, in 765 families. Laft is more than 2000 years old, and it is among the destinations during Iranian new year holidays.

Laft is surrounded by Hara forests (mangroves). The most obvious architectural features of the houses is their variously-sized windbreaks (windtowers). The people of Laft constructed them for making the inner space of the building cool in summer. The buildings of Laft are constructed close to each other, with winding and narrow alleys. (read more on wikipedia)




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