Laft village is more than 2000 years old located on Qeshm island in the Straits of Hormuz.
Laft village is more than 2000 years old located on Qeshm island in the Straits of Hormuz. Laft is surrounded by Hara forests (mangroves). The most obvious architectural features of the houses is their variously-sized windbreaks (windtowers). The people of Laft constructed them for making the inner space of the building cool in summer. The buildings of Laft are constructed close to each other, with winding and narrow alleys. Some historical monuments in Laft include Naderi Castle; two rounded dome-like reservoirs; a burial ground in which some of the inscriptions are dated to 1000 years ago. Behind the castle, in a crater, 366 Tala(Golden) wells were dug for gathering the rainwater, one for each day of the leap yearin Iran. Some historians believe that these wells date from the time of the Achaemenian and Sassanian dynasties.
At Laft harbor, there is a dock which is related to Median, Achaemenian, and Sassanian dynasties.This dock is about 130 m long and the main seabed thick of about 7 m. The walls at the dock are about 3 m that are made up bevelled stones.