A hundred centuries of civilization in Dehloran

A hundred centuries of civilization in Dehloran
ID : N-1470 Date : 2018/03/29 - 10:37

(Persia Digest) - Dehloran is the provincial capital of Dehloran County, Ilam Province, Iran. Its plenteous history and civilization of a hundred centuries will be providing an amazing trip for Nowruz travelers, such as Tappeh Ali-Kosh, spa springs, the cave of bats, bitumen spring, and many more.

Dehloran is situated 220kms southwest of Ilam. Archaeological excavations carried out by American archaeologist Frank Hole prior to the 1979 revolution in Iran put the historic past of Tappeh Ali-Kosh hills at 10 000 years old. Other parts of this region, namely Musian, Sabz, Khazineh, Farrokh-Abad, and Chogha Sefid go back roughly to 7th century BCE.

Research conducted by Frank Hole show that wheat and barley were initially planted here.

Dehloran has over 4000 historical, recreational, and tourism sites and attractions. Of these, 82 have been registered as a national heritage.

The spas of Dehloran are one of its natural attractions. At average temperatures of 50 degrees centigrade, they are mostly put to good use for curing joint pains and dermatological disorders.

The bitumen spring is also a rare sight where a black pond with 3-4 liters of water flow per second and an influx of sulphur and bitumen water from a separate pond stands.  

The natural bat cave of Dehloran is rather a unique place in Iran, measuring 160 meters in length, with small and large corridors. Initial estimates put the number of bats at over 30 thousand, who have taken up permanent residence in the cave. Some are seasonal migrators. Archaeologists believe that the initial inhabitants here were cavemen.

Another beauty spot in Dehloran is its Septon Lake, with a large economic capacity for fish farming. It also provides a number of boats for a fun ride.

Central Dehloran is home to the lush region of Hour and Amaku, the remains of ancient mills and caves, the natural-recreational pool of Bisheh Deraz, Sartaaf falls on the Meymeh-Ilam route, and Gholapikeh cave near Kavour village.

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