Valley of Stars

Qeshm Island

One of the most spectacular natural sites on Qeshm Island, the Valley of Stars features a series of majestic gorges and canyons that were formed over centuries by erosion. Wandering amid the valley is a magical experience – it's like stepping into a Dalí painting.

Lonely Planet's must-see attractions

Nearby Qeshm Island attractions

1. Naz Islands Beach

3.86 MILES

This 3km-long golden strand caressed by clear, shallow and mostly calm waters is easily the most popular beach on Qeshm Island. In high season it's full…

2. Khorbas Caves

4.21 MILES

In Qeshm Island's southeast you'll find this almost vertical limestone cliff pockmarked with caves. They are said to have sheltered local villagers…

4. Qeshm Town

10.75 MILES

Qeshm’s main settlement, Qeshm Town lies on the far-eastern tip of the island. Many Iranians come here to shop in one of the numerous duty-free malls…

5. Bazar-e Bozorg

10.99 MILES

The extensive bazaar off the main drag is at its most active in the morning. It includes a fruit and vegetable area and a fish market.

6. Ghal’e-ye Portoghaliha

11.35 MILES

This crumbling edifice is Qeshm Town’s best-known sight. It was built by the Portuguese in the 16th century.

7. Shibderaz

16.3 MILES

This picturesque village enjoys a long beach where hawksbill and green turtles lay their eggs between April and July. Residents of Shibderaz work in…

8. Hengam Island

21.45 MILES

This lovely island off the southern coast of Qeshm is surrounded by impressive soft-coral reefs that offer great diving. Hengam is also known for its…