Rounded Tower of the Historic Port of Kong, A monument from the Seljuks Period
The rounded tower is a monument from the Saljuk periods that has had commercial and military functions in different eras. Its southern side which is in front of the sea, is rounded that can be resistant to the sea waves. The materials used in the rounded tower are black stone and Sarooj that have given it so much strength, and despite of the fact that this building is located in the sea for at least 12 hours a day, its strength has not diminished.
The circular tower in the southwest of historic port of Kong (southwest of Bandar_e_Kong) stands out as a sightseeing for tourists
Postponing the dates of the First International Workshop on the Management of Coastal Urban Historic Fabrics: Historic Port of Kong

Third meeting of the Coordination Committee for the organisation of the “First International Workshop on the Management of Coastal Urban Historic Fabrics: Historic Port of Kong” was held in Yadman Science and Conservation office in Tehran. Chair of the Workshop, Dr. Rasool Vatandoust, Mayor of Kong, Mr. Ayoob Zarei, and members of the Workshop’s secretariat were present in the meeting. After listening to the progress report and due to unreadiness of the infrastructures in Kong needed for the workshop it was decided to postpone the workshop to another date.  Further details and new dates will be announced later.

Historic Residence of Galbat is being prepared for accommodation of IWCHC’s participants

Historic Residence of Galbat with an area of 1032 m2 and adjacent to one of the main plazas of the historic quarter is among the most valued houses in the historic port of Kong. Currently used as a residence as well as the base for dhow construction and seafaring is now being restored and rehabilitated so that it can be used a local accommodation for the participants of the International Workshop on the Management of Coastal Urban Historic Fabrics. When fully prepared this eco-touristic residence would be equipped with up-to-date facilities. Historic Residence of Galbat will be ready to host guests with 12 rooms with one, two or three beds.

An old lenj (Launch) is being prepared for a cruise by IWCHC participants to the islands of Qeshm and Hormuz

The authorities in the Historic Port of Kong’s municipality are speedily working on the restoration and reconstruction of a big wooden launch (lenj) which is due to take the participants of the International Workshop on the Management of Coastal Urban historic Fabrics: Historic Port of King to Qeshm Island, from there to Hormuz Island and finally to Bandar Abbas. During this two days trip they will visit historic places in these two old islanda. The largest and most advanced plant for repair, restoration and reconstruction of big wooden boats (Launchs) in Persian Gulf is in Kong. In fact the knowledge and traditional skills for manufacture and reconstruction of wooden boats as well as seafaring in Persian Gulf was inscribed on the intangible world heritage of UNESCO in 2011.

Restoration of borkey-e Panjta (Panjta cistern)

Borkey-e panjta (Fivefold cistern) is among old traditional water cisterns in Kong located in Peimaei neighborhood. It is made as a circular central water reservoir with a diameter of 14 meters and depth of 6 meters having four 18 meters long longitudinal cisterns at its four sides. It was made with stone and sarouj during the reign of Atabakan-e Fars (12th and 13th centuries AD) and originally with no covering. It was repaired and enclosed by a benefactor in 1978. As planned restoration work is due to be completed by early January and thus ready to be visited by the Workshop participants.