Laft is a small, beautiful village in Iran’s Qeshm Island. This coastal village, which is located in the northwest of Qeshm and east of Hara Forests, was registered as a national site in 2006.
Hara Forests, traditional dhow building workshops, and Tala water wells are among the attractions of Laft Village.
Green tropical trees, long palms, and wind-catchers in different kinds and sizes have given special beauty to this village. Thanks to its architectural attractions, Laft is one of Iran’s top ten villages.
Laft Port with its ancient waterfront is situated on Qeshm Island in the Persian Gulf. The port village is also known for its wells and wind-catchers.
Even though Iran’s central city of Yazd is most often thought of as the city of badgir (wind-catchers) – an ancient Persian architectural structure used to create natural ventilation – a glance at the panoramic skyline of Laft historical port is proof of a rivalry.
The port village is known for its ancient wharf, which dates back to the Achaemenid era. Few abanbar (ancient water reservoirs) also exist and are still used by locals today.
This fishing town, which has a population of around 4,500, is also home to the Talla Wells, which store clean water and were created by cutting holes into layers of stone.
Though in the past the number of wells was equal to the number of days in a leap year, it has dwindled to less than 100, each one with a unique name.