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Iran Lut Desert

Lut Desert or also Dasht-e Lut, is an extreme landscape in East and Southeast of Iran. The hyper-arid desert is one of the hottest and driest places on the earth. Those who brave enough to visit soon will discover the beautiful strange place which never faced ever before. Iran’s Lut Desert is often called the hottest place on planet—though that depends on how you’re defining hottest.

Believe or not the Lut Desert holds the record for having the Earth’s hottest surface temperature, which is 70 degrees Celsius.

In any case, this scorching superlative is not the only thing that makes this region unique. The desert is speckled with gigantic rock formations, some of the tallest sand dunes in the world, salt plains, sinkholes, forgotten castles, and friendly wolves that roam around at night.

Dasht-e Lut is the Arabic name for the Prophet “Loot”. This is the same Loot of the Old Testament, and the Quran, related to be the messenger sent by God to Sodom and Gomorrah.

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