On the eastern edge of Qeshm Island, near Berkeh-ye Khalaf village, a wonderful geological attraction awaits you. Stars Valley or Dareh Setāregān (in the Persian language) is a rocky valley, with a depth of 15 meters, which was subject to erosion by wind and rain for long years. As a result of this process of erosion, the natural form of rocks turned into statue-like formations at the hands of nature. Nowadays, this valley forms part of the Qeshm Geopark and one of the most visited sights on the Island. This geological phenomenon dates back to the Cenozoic period, about 2 million years ago.
However, locals believe that a star or a meteorite fell into the valley and formed these pillar-like statues in the shape of gigantic animals or scary creatures. That’s why they call it the valley of stars. When the wind passes along the rocks, a scary sound is made which local people attribute to wandering ghosts passing through the valley.
No local dares to enter this valley after sunset; it is time for genies to get active.
Therefore, choose a time when there are not many tourists in the valley, be present there at sunset, and wait for the genies to come.