Mesr village, in Isfahan province
A good news for the desert admirers and at the same time for the tourist also. It is Mesr Village in Isfahan province. It stretches over both the hot and the dry land with 120 residents. They derive their primary source of income mainly out of wheat and saffron. The residents of the village who host the tourists, garnish the tasty dishes with saffron that immensely amaze them.
The land of Joseph
The other name of the place is Persian for Egypt. As the myth goes a man called Joseph, living in the village years ago faced drought. So he excavated a deep well following the prophetic story. Since then the place was named as Egypt, which suggests the land of Joseph.
The Charismatic Experience
The desert offers a lot: out of the long-winded around to the driving off the road in the jeeps. One of the wonderful charismatic experiences that will enthuse the mind in Mesr Village is the walking barefoot across the downy bank of sand.
The herds of camel is a very common scenario on the desert. Here also camel riding on the golden sun dunes is the best fun. Viewing the gleaming sun overhead might be the brilliant event of your tour to Meser desert.
The scene is worth many clicks for the photographers to capture the moments. Catching snapshots as well as relishing the clear skies, scattered with sparkly star.
How to reach
45 km from Jandagh, Mesr Village is easy to reach by cars. But the guided tour with wonderful lodging and services is recommended. You can have an all day tour after breakfast with various attractive options such as walking on the sand hills, exploring the desert, gazing star studded night etc. Extra options are available on the prearranged condition.
If you are travelling alone without a car, the most suitable option for you is to get a bus to travel up to Khur, then ride a taxi to Mesr Village, to cover half an hour distant tour. Any of the way the trip will well worth time and money to be with the solitude of the dunes.
Mesr village, in Isfahan province, is an absolute charm for desert admirers and tourists alike.
Stretching on a hot and dry land, the village has 120 residents, according to the latest census. Farming and husbandry is the main way for villagers income. Saffron and wheat are major produces of the place. The inhabitants will readily host tourists and amaze them with their tasty dishes garnished with saffron.
As for the namesake, it is called Mesr, Persian for Egypt. There are myths, the famous one is about a man named Joseph residing in the village many years ago. Facing drought he dug a deep well to get water, very similar to Joseph the prophet story. Ever since it was named Egypt, the land of Joseph.
The desert has lots to offer; from rambling around to driving off road jeeps. You will enjoy your bare foot walk across the soft smooth bank of drifted sand, an experience which will stick in your mind for a long time.
Herds of camels are seen across the desert lands. Camel riding is a fun thing to do on the golden sand dunes.
The most memorable part of your journey might be viewing the shimmering the skies above your head, a scene that is worth lots of stare and shots. Many photographers come here to click some eye-catching snapshots while enjoying the black, clear skies dotted with shiny stars.
The palm groves at north surround the sand piles. Lush cane reeds ring a spring, amazingly beautifying the place. The sand hills covered in rich bushes and palms have created picturesque scenery.
45 km from Jandagh, it is accessible by personal cars. Yet, we recommend you to try Persian tours for wonderful accommodation and services.
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