Kerman: A historical province with many tourist attraction places
A historical city which was founded in the Sassanid era, in the 3rd century. One of the magnificent ages of Kerman happens when the Safavid Dynasty ruled in Iran, during which the city turned to be a trading center and numerous buildings and constructions was added to the city. The common feature of the historical places of Kerman is the use of adobe, which is the dominant material of deserts, for their construction. Visit the following locations in Kerman City or Province:
Malek (Fath Abad) Garden:
This is a garden dating back to the Qajar Dynasty,1876. Adobes are employed as the major material for the building construction and plaster for embellishment of it. There is a huge pool in front of the building.
A mudbrick castle in the Kerman province which is built in the Sassanid era. The different parts of castle include bazaar, governing center, fire temple, etc.
A castle completed more than 1000 years ago and rebuilt in the Safavid Dynasty. The two-story buildings indicates the ruling center, while the rest of city is the living place of the ruled over part. The area of the castle is 1.1 hectare, and there are 6 watchtowers around it. The castle is posited in the historical city of Aban, a name adopted from Avesta, the holy book of Zoroastrians.
A suitable place for the governor in 2300 m2 area. The citadel is built 300 years ago.
This is the house of one of the governor in the Qajarieh era. The most interesting parts of the house are a grand hall, warehouses in the upper floor for foodstuff, and an adobe tower.
The Bazaar of Kerman:
This is the longest bazaars of Iran and constructed of numerous separate bazaars, some of which are the Arg (Citadel), Ganj-Ali Khan, Ekhtiari, Vakil, Sardar, Mozaffari Bazaars.
Ganj-Ali Khan Complex:
A collection of Buildings including a school, a square, a caravanserai, a bathhouse, a water reservoir, a mint, a mosque and a bazaar, completed in 1631. The square is similar to the Naqsh-e-Jahan Square in Isfahan, and the bath has a unique architecture and a beautiful design with paintings, tile works arches, and stuccos. Other buildings of the complex are designed as well.
The Bam Citadel:
The largest adobe construction in the world. The citadel is constructed about 500 BCE and was a place of life until 1850 AD. The Bam Citadel is in an 18 hectares land and the walls are 6-7 m long. The citadel composed of two separate part which one was for rulers and the other was for ruled-over. The citadel has the basic requirements of a city like home, school, bazaar, and sport place.
The Prince’s Garden:
An exemplary of Persian gardens, which has been made in 1850 and extended in 1870. There is building at the upper end of the garden and the walking way until the building is decorated with beautiful water fountains with the trees around the way. The scenery of the gardens, water fountains, and pools, on the one side, and the view of a beautiful mountain, on the other side, are marvelous.
Haj Agha Ali House:
The house has been built at the end of Qajar era in 150 years ago, and is known as the greatest adobe house in the world. The architecture is mainly Iranian, but it is influenced by European, Roman, Greek, and Indian architectures, too.
Another collection of buildings in Kerman which includes a bazaar, a bath, and a caravanserai, built in 1270. The bath is now using as a teahouse.