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11-04-2015, 04:56 PM

Though the northern part of Iran is covered by dense rain forests called Shomal (meaning north in Persian) or the Jungles of Iran, though they would be considered as mostly forests and woods, rather than jungles.
The eastern parts consists mostly of desert basins such as the Dasht-e Kavir, Iran's largest desert, in the north-central portion of the country and the Dasht-e Lut, in the east, as well as some salt lakes.
There is also the Central desert which as can be understood from its name is located in the central regions.
This is because the mountain ranges are too high for rain clouds to reach these regions.
The desert in the upper picture is around Varzaneh. it's called Varzaneh moving sand dunes, where there are sand hills from 5 to 62 metres high that sometimes moves when the wind blows. These are the highest sand dunes in Iran.
There are a lot of activities that can be done in the desert areas including; desert tracking, camel riding, bicycle riding, safari and 4x4 driving excursions.
In some parts of the deserts there are some camping sites available. The easiest budget priced desert tours can be organized in Mesr, Na'in, Kerman, Varzaneh, and Kashan.