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Photo essay: Enchanted Badab Surt in Semnan

by shahireh sharif
Almost three years ago: an informed guide + a long drive... Badab Surt is situated near Semnan (Iran). The road that takes you there is a narrow, long one that winds around the misty mountains nearby. The combination of: a cool breeze; the overlapping border of the patchy green, fertile land with the clouds; smell of sulphur and stepwise little pools of mineral water with their orange appearance make a surreal picture that is hard to forget.

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the link to Yellowstone Mammoth was very interesting 

Jahanshah Javid

If I could go...

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Thank you for the beautiful photos and revealing this little-known natural treasure. I'm currently traveling across the U.S. and because of the nature of my job, I can't do the same in Iran or else I'd be visiting Badab Surt.