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Rig-e Jenn: Myths and Mysteries of Iran’s ‘Demon’s Dune’

A couple of hours away from Tehran, there is a great place that no Words to describe its beauties. The captivating beauty of the Rig-e Jenn located in the central desert of Iran can surprise you with the presence of so much interesting life in an apparently dead place.

The Rig Jenn (Dune of the Jinn) is a vast area of sand dunes in the middle of Dasht-e Kavir, Iran’s central desert in the border region of the Semnan and Isfahan provinces.

It was not traveled by the old caravan travelers, who believed it is a place where evil spirits live. Even today some in the neighboring towns and villages believe this. Sven Hedin, the famous desert explorer avoided this area in his 1900s explorations to Iranian deserts.

Photos by: Kian Babazadeh and Thomas Flensted

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SURFIRAN is an Iranian tour operator and travel agency offering tour packages to those interested in Iran. It provides the tourists with services needed to travel to Iran, offers tours across the country, and assists the tourists in obtaining Iranian visas.

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