10 Spectacular Natural Wonders of the Middle East

  

10. Mount Damavand, Iran

Mount Damavand is the highest peak in Iran and the Middle East at 18,406 feet above sea level. It has a special role in Persian mythology as well as folklore. It is also the highest volcano in Asia. Mineral hot springs situated on the volcano’s flanks and at the base provide great therapeutic benefits, and there are some public baths opened nearby. Mount Damavand is home to brown bears and leopards as well as wild goats and red sheep.

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