Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Day trip in the Maranjab desert

Located close to the ancient city of Kashan, Maranjab Desert is one of the most beautiful deserts in Iran whose golden sand dunes are truly mesmerizing. Deserts in Iran are fascinating not just because of their unforgettable scenery, but also because of their long, ancient, and enchanting history.

The Aran Bigdol salt lake is located on the northern side of the desert

Maranjab Desert's Caravanserai
Being a vast empire, ancient Persia was not easy to cross. And so, there were convenient accommodation facilities on most of the major roads to accommodate the weary travelers. These accommodation facilities were called caravanserais and Maranjab Caravanserai built in the 16th century, was one of the important ones. It was important because it was located on the ancient Silk Road through which the empire's commerce prospered.

With the Land Roamer thoroughly coated with salt, 
a serious power washing of the truck and a grease job 
were ABSOLUTELY necessary...