Former customs to be turned into museum near Persian Gulf 

December 2, 2020 - 18:4

TEHRAN - An old customs building, located in the southern port city of Bandar Khamir near the Persian Gulf, will be repurposed into a museum after being restored entirely. 

The former customs office along with the pier is planned to be turned into a museum of customs and maritime documents, and a top tourist destination as well, provincial tourism chief Reza Borumand said on Wednesday. 

The project is being implemented by Hormozgan’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department in collaboration with an indigenous customs administration, the official added. 

Known as the province of islands, Hormozgan is located on the northern coasts of the Persian Gulf. It embraces scenic islands among which Kish, Hormuz, Hengam, and Qeshm are the most beautiful ones and top tourist destinations in southern Iran.

Over the past couple of decades, the coral Kish Island has become a beach resort where visitors can swim, shop, and sample a laid-back and relatively liberated local lifestyle. It is home to free-trade-zone status, with ever-growing hotels, shopping centers, apartment blocks, and retail complexes.

Hormuz, which is mostly barren and hilly, is situated some eight kilometers off the coast on the Strait of Hormuz, which attracts many tourists by its colorful mountains, silver sand shores, and great local people.

Hengam Island has scenery rocky shores, serene sunset, and kind natives, which can attract travelers who enjoy a relaxing trip by spending time on this tranquil island.

Qeshm Island is a heaven for eco-tourists as it embraces wide-ranging attractions such as the Hara marine forests and about 60 villages dotted mostly across its rocky coastlines. The island also features geologically eye-catching canyons, hills, caves, and valleys, most of which are protected as part of the UNESCO-tagged Qeshm Island Geopark, itself a haven for nature-lovers.

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