Like the coolness of the wind catchers in the hot desert of Yazd, there is a paradise in the heart of southern Iran, which offers pleasant spring and autumn weather to travelers in a hot environment.
The majority of people in this city are Muslim and follow the Shiite and Sunni religions. Their official language is Persian and they speak a special Bandari dialect. The people of this city are also a mixture of Iranians, Baluchis, Arabs, and people of black descent named Abbasi. Hormozgan province is surrounded by the warm waters of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman in the form of a strip with a length of approximately 900 km in the south. The capital of Hormozgan province is Bandar Abbas and it has 13 cities, 38 counties, 38 districts and 1277 villages.
Hormozgan province, the southernmost province of Iran, is located on the shores of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman with a population of 1 million 578 thousand 183 people and an area of about 68 thousand 476 square kilometers. This province is bordered by Kerman province in the north and northeast, by Fars and Bushehr provinces in the northwest and west, and by Sistan and Baluchestan province in the east and in the south it is surrounded by the warm waters of the Persian Gulf and the Sea of Oman in the form of a strip with a length of approximately 900 km. The capital of Hormozgan province is Bandar Abbas and it has 13 cities, 38 counties, 38 districts and 1277 villages.
Hormozgan dates - especially dates known as chocolate - are one of the best types of dates in the world. Fresh fish and shrimp, guava fruit and citrus fruits are the province's edible souvenirs. Paintings, ornaments and sculptures made by locals from oysters and snails are famous. Local clothes and fabrics that are decorated with various traditional stitches, wicker products and carpets and rugs are also considered as souvenirs of Hormozgan. Handicrafts of the province include carpet weaving, kilim weaving, gabbe weaving, pottery, mat weaving, golabetun embroidery, needle embroidery, khos embroidery, gold weaving, tent weaving, jajim weaving, furniture making, Khersak weaving, masonry, marine handicrafts and different types of small weaves such as Tobreh, Kashkdan, Namkadan, Khorjin. The handicrafts in Hormozgan province are mainly seasonal and 90% of the producers are women.
In coastal cities, nothing is as popular as high-quality seafood. Fresh fish and shrimp, and of course peppers and fragrant spices, are a regular parts of Hormozgan kitchens. Grilled fish, squid, dried shark, shark pudding, king oyster or long oyster feed, matu fish or hashish feed, katogh and shrimp pilaf are some of the seafood cooked by the people of this area. Bilalit, Hooray, Singo with crab and rice dish are the local dishes of Hormozgan. It is also common to bake Tomoshi bread, Cham Chamo bread, Maluki sweets, Ranginak and making mango pickles.
People in every region have customs that are tied to their culture. The people of Hormozgan province have also preserved some of their customs for marriage, celebrations and mourning. Nowruz celebration begins with cleaning the whole house, buying new clothes and setting Haftsin. Eidi (the money people give as a gift in Nowruz) and visiting relatives are also part of it. Henna using is common in this region and still in the villages, hands and feet are covered with henna and made for Nowruz. Nowruz nature day (thirteen day), the day of the funeral and visiting the cemetery are also common. In the villages, animal wool is cut the day before the New Year. Basket-making, sacrifice for rain and Nowruz are other customs of Hormozgan province. Fishermen who make a good living from the sea stop fishing one day and show their gratitude to nature. This tradition is called Sayyad Nowruz.
Hormozgani men's and women's clothing is an art that, despite the passage of time, perhaps because of its use, has not become old, and has its own beauty in terms of role, design and color. Women' pants and shirts are more colorful than men’s and are usually Light blue, purple, pink and green. The important theme in Hormozgani women's clothing depends on the type of fabric and its color, and the fabric chosen for women's shirts is usually light and thin, so in hot weather the air easily passes through it. Nowadays most of the colors can be seen in the women's clothing.
Hormozgan province has many attractions due to its geographical location. Stars Valley, Hara Forests, Chahkuh, Salt Cave, Geno spa, Kharbas Cave, Naz Islands, Hormoz Island, Tazarj Waterfall, Fekri Mansion, Bandar Kong Anthropological Museum, Lashtan Castle, Lenj Sazi, Chah Ahmad Spring, Shah Abbas Historical Bath, Hindu Temple, Seyed Mozaffar Shrine, Great Persian Gulf Museum, Soro Coastal Park, Dolphins Park and Kariz Underground City, Kulgan Qeshm Hill, Kish Aquarium, Bouchir Strait, pavilion Mansion, Khamir Castle, Laft Castle, Hormoz Castle, Sheikh Sultan Castle, Bashagard Mountain, Jagin River, Anahita Temple, Bibi Reservoir, kharbaz Reservoir, porteghaliha Wells, Old kharbaz City, Kulgan Qeshm Hill, Mitra Shrine, Qeshm Castle, Hazara Castle, Minab River, Amir Divan Imamzadeh and etc. are only one part of the attractions of this province.
Galledari Mosque is located in the central part of Bandar Abbas city and is one of the scenic centers of Hormozgan province in southern Iran. The mosque was built in 1917 by Haj Sheikh Ahmad Gallehdari, according to the inscription in it.
Portuguese Castle in Kong port is one of the most important tourist attractions in Hormozgan province. Bandar port, which has a long history, is one of the cities of Lengeh port and is located in Hormozgan province.
Bandar Lengeh Fekri House is one of the most beautiful and historical houses in Hormozgan province, which is located in Bandar Lengeh on Shahid Chamran Boulevard. This historical house belongs to the Qajar period and was built by Abdul Wahed Fekri.
Minab Tiab lagoon is located in Hormozgan province in Bandar Tiab. This lagoon is located in the west of Hormozgan province. Due to the presence of mangroves, natural landscapes and mangrove trees, this lagoon attracts lots of tourists every year.
Mohammadiyeh historical school is a magnificent building made of stone and plaster, which is located in the village of Dejgan, between Bandar Lengeh and Bandar Khamir in Hormozgan province, and is the second school in southern Iran.