TEHRAN June 29 (MNA) -- Kish is a good place for strengthening and crystallization of genuine identity of Iranian architecture in the Persian Gulf region, said Iranian Minister of Housing and Urban Development in the opening ceremony of a recreational center in Kish Island.

“Inhabitants in south of the Persian Gulf have learnt a lot from the northern ones; with a rich civilization and a long history in the region, Iranians should surpass all the countries in art of architecture,” stressed Ali Abdulalizadeh.

 

He urged Iranian architects and artists to make developments in the current Iranian architecture, adding, “Let’s make this corner of our motherland a symbol of Iranian architecture, which will bring us national pride in the region.”

 

There is no clear information on the history of Kish in the pre-Islamic era. The only reliable source is the memoirs of Greek sailor Niarkus. In 325 B.C., Alexander the Great commissioned Niarkus to set off an expedition voyage into the Sea of Oman and the Persian Gulf. Niarkus's writings indicate that he visited Araracta in the 4th century B.C. His descriptions of Araracta precisely match with the characteristics of Kish.

 

Among all the Iranian islands in the Persian Gulf, Kish was the only one of any major tourist magnets. Aimed at attracting foreign tourists and visitors, eye- catching Hawaiian & Mediterranean style resorts were to serve as model for the development of Kish in recent years.

 

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