Mesr

Mesr Desert

Mesr Desert

Mesr desert is in the far east of Isfahan that is in Central Iran. It is basically 420 km far from Isfahan city, and 371 km far from Yazd. Mesr is a desert and also an oasis located in the central desert of Iran, (Dashte-Kavir). The central mountain ranges of Iran which are predominantly isolated oasis type mountains which run through the desert territory of Iran, are close by. The town’s only water source and therefore lifeline comes from a spring that flows out of the foothills of the aforementioned mountains quite close to the heart of the village. This is the only source of life for the gardens and date palm orchards that make this oasis such a special place. Watching sunsets and stars are very encouraged in this region.

Mesr Desert

Mesr Desert

Mesr Desert

Reaching Mesr is easy, around 250 kilometers drive onto the Naein-Tabas road from west to east. After passing Farokhi and Nasrabad villages, there is a sign showing off-road direction: ” Toward Mesr.”

Mesr Desert

Mesr Desert

Upon 43 kilometers drive from the sign across the sand hills, 3 green spots will appear from far, similar to three emeralds next to each other. Few moments later, while the absolute silence of desert is your only company, you will find yourself in the first emerald land, Amirabad. The road is totally flat which is considered as one of the wonders of Iran’s central desert and surprises every Eco Tourist. The sand hills around the village are known as thrones since the strong wind has shaped  the surface, forming strange and attractive figures.

 

Mesr Desert

Mesr Desert

Amirabad is a vast and prosperous farm with a deep well. Mesr’s residents are owners of Amirabad. Where even a drop of water is as precious as gold, the well provides drinking and agricultural water for Mesr. By exploring Amirabad, for a moment you completely forget that you are in the center of pure desert. As if you are walking in a village in northern Iran: The weather is  pleasant and cool and the wheat and barley farms are green, especially in the spring.