May 1, 2019, 2:25 PM
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Int'l Lut Desert Confab kicks off in E Iran

Birjand, May 1, IRNA – The First International Conference on Lut Desert Tourism started in University of Birjand on Wednesday.

The conference has two parts; the scientific section that takes place today in University of Zirjand, and a field visit to Lut Desert which is slated for Thursday.

The visit to the desert has been organized by the Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization of South Khorasan Province.

Sustainable tourism and development of local communities, tourism and local economy, geotourism and Lut Desert, ecotourism and Lut Desert, transportation and tourism of the desert, and startup weekend of Lut Desert are among the issues to be discussed I the conference.

The secretary of the conference, Mohammad Eskandari, said that 135 articles were received from England, Australia, India, Turkey, Italy, and Iran.

The two-day event started with the presence of the advisor for minister of foreign affairs of Iran Rasoul Mousavi.

Lut Desert which is registered as a world heritage site; is 175 square kilometers wide. In 2005, it was the hottest point on earth with a degree of 70.7 °C.

There are special tourist attractions in the desert including yardangs, Gandom Beryan and dunes and surely the hottest point on earth which makes it unique.

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