Mystique of Sistan-Baluchestan Mysteriously Unknown

Mystique of Sistan-Baluchestan Mysteriously UnknownMystique of Sistan-Baluchestan Mysteriously Unknown

While travelers were hurrying to add to overtourism in their favorite coastal destinations in northern Iran during recent national holidays, the beautiful province of Sistan-Baluchestan on the opposite direction in the southeast once again remained unnoticed. Over the past week, northbound roads experienced hours-long traffic jams and shorelines were overcrowded by beach holidaymakers. In stark contrast, southern shorelines of Sistan-Baluchestan were sadly tourist-free. 

The shunned province, more stunning than the northern coastlines, is falling far behind its potential place in the tourism market, calling for a wise strategy to flourish. Covering 11.5% of Iran's area, Sistan-Baluchestan is home to a collection of natural beauties, rarely found in one place anywhere else in the world.

  Hidden Potential 
With over 1000 kilometers of shoreline stretched from Jask to Chabahar counties, the province has a hidden potential in the marine tourism, especially given its connection to the waters of Indian Ocean. However, the region needs to go a long way to become a popular travel destination for both domestic and foreign travelers, Ali Osat-Hashemi, the province's former governor general said. 


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