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Kish Island

With a beautiful silvery beach, clear water, abundant date palms and acacia trees, Kish is a visual treat for everybody. This oblong Island , about eight by four miles, gained a deservedly great importance in 12 A.D. when it replaced its more ancient rival Siarf which by that time has been decayed because of the horrible earthquake

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Kish Island is first recorded in the memoirs of Nearchus, the Greek sailor commissioned by Alexander the Great to explore the Per sian Gulf in 325 BC. In the Middle Ages Kish became an important trading centre under its own powerful Arab dynasty and at one time supported a population of 40,000. The main town was Harireh, which is believed to be the town referred to by poet Sa’di in his famous work, Golestan (Rose Garden).
Kish was known for the quality of its pearls; when Marco Polo was visiting the imperial court in China, he remarked on the beauty of the pearls worn by one of the emperor’s wives and was told they had come from Kish. In the 14th century Kish fell into decline and remained obscure until the 1970s, when it was developed as a semi private retreat for the shah and his guests – complete with international airport, luxury hotels and even a grand casino

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island and touristic resort located on the north east of the Persian Gulf (Khalij-e Fars). Kish is a free trade zone. Kish Island, often called the Pearl of the Persian Gulf .It is known for being a beautiful resort in the Middle East and the Persian Gulf. Kish Island has relaxed laws in comparison to the rest of Iran. Like mainland Iran, the people of Kish are friendly and hospitable

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