The largest port in Iran and the capital of Hormozgan province is Bandar Abbas. Vicinity to the Persian Gulf and being on the voyage of merchants, has given it prominent position throughout history. Situated next to the Strait of Hormuz and the entrance gate of the Persian Gulf has given a significant strategic location to the city. In the 16th century this area was captured by Portuguese colonialism to protect their businesses in India and the Persian Gulf. They call this area the port of Gameroon. In 1622 and during the reign of Shah Abbas Safavi, this port with the help of the British navy was taken back from the Portuguese. From that date the port Renamed Bandar Abbas in honor of the king. Bandar Abbas is a city with warm and sultry weather in most days of the year. Bandar Abbas is the main sea transport hub for two beautiful islands of Qeshm and Hormoz. Bandar Abas is a lively, busy and noisy city with hospitable and warm people. From the past there was a temple belonging to the Hindu followers that has become a tourist attraction today. The market for fishermen and night markets along the coast are other attractions of the city.
The most important attractions of Bandar Abbas are: Temple of Hindus, Portuguese fort, Galeh-dari Bath and Mosque, Old Bazaar of Bandar Abbas.