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Kerman Fath-Abad Garden Vakil Complex Arg-e Bam Shahdad Kalouts Rayan Castle Ganj-Ali Khan Complex Lut Desert Shazdeh Garden Meymand Rocky Village Kerman National library


Kerman Province (Persian: Ostan-e Kerman) is one of the 31 provinces of Iran. Kerman is in the southeast of Iran with its administrative center in the city of Kerman, Mentioned in ancient times as the Achaemenid satrapy of Carmania, it is the second-largest province of Iran with an area of 180,726 km2, that encompasses nearly 11% of the land area of Iran.

Fath-Abad Garden

Fath-Abad Garden, is one of the most beautiful gardens in Iran and a valuable historical place made in Qajar period, during Mohammad Shah's reign, around 1870. It is famous for its architecture and is considered as an architectural masterpiece of Qajar period. The Fath Abad Garden is rectangular with approximately 440 meters long and 260 meters width, stretched from northwest to southwest.

Vakil Complex

The first point of Vakil complex is bath or traditional tea-house. It was founded in 1864 in a wonderful splendid and architectural shape in Qajars period. It has beautiful tile-work and ceramic-works which are like Ganj-Ali khan bath and divided in two parts; dressing room and hot chamber. The portal of bath restored in 1990. Today guests and visitors are entertained by tea, different drinks and ice cream in its dressing room and the people can eat local foods in hot-chamber in which there is a restaurant.

Arg-e Bam

Arg-e Bam was the largest adobe building in the world located near Bam, a city in Kerman Province southeast of Iran. "Bam and its Cultural Landscape" has been registered in the list of UNESCO World Heritage This enormous citadel, located along the Silk Road, was constructed in century 5 BC and was still in use until 1850. The whole monument is a huge fortress in the center of which the citadel (Arg) is located. However, due to the glorious appearance of Arg which is also the highest part of the complex, the entire fortress building is known as Arg-e Bam. Arg-e Bam sites in north-east of Bam. It bounded to north by Bam River or Poshroud River, to east by reminders of Hazrat Rasoul mosque and Bagh Darvazeh gardens and to south by new established park and Hafez-Abad parish and to the west by Khajeh-Morad parish. Arg-e Bam complex includes old city and the citadel at an area about 20 hectares.

Shahdad Kalouts

Kaluts are sandy mountains that are formed as a result of desert wind erosion and enchanting shapes are formed that leaves everyone bewildered for its unique beauty. Kalout is formed by the combination of two words: Kal meaning village and Lut meaning desert in Persian. When you suddenly open your eyes in the heart of Lut Desert and see strange soil Structures, and there are many of them as far as they meet the eyes, you feel yourself in a new city. It is a city devoid of inhabitants that seems to have been made for the ghosts. Perhaps that is why this city is said to be for the fairies. Shahdad" is one hundred km from Kerman and 40 km to the legendary city of Kalutha. This region is known among geologists as one of the geothermal poles. The desert dryness might drag many tourists from green lands of Europe to Iran. There are Nebkas (desert vases) near Shahdad whose height reaches 10 meters at times, while the highest Nebkas in African Desert are 3 meters tall.

Rayan Castle

Rayan Castel is one of the greatest adobe buildings in the world. This great historical building is the second greatest adobe buildings in the world after Arg-e Bam with an area of more than 22.000 m2 that is annually the host of thoisands of domestic and foreign tourists. Rayan Castel includes a school, a dock, barracks, quarantine buildings and a mosque or warehouse. Watchtowers can control several directions therefore this castle is considered an indomitable castle. Rayan Castle located in the south west of the current Rayan City in Kerman Province. The adobe building is similar to Arg-e Bam to some extent and is up a hill. The nearest tourist attraction to the Castle is Rayan Waterfall.

Ganj-Ali Khan Complex

Ganj-Ali Khan Complex is a Safavid-era building complex, covering an area of 11,000 square meters and located in the old center of city of Kerman, Iran. In fact, Ganj-Ali Khan was one of the famous rulers of Kerman province from 1596 to 1621, during the reign of Shah Abbas, and as the ruler he constructed many monuments and buildings. Ganj-Ali Khan Complex is composed of a school, square, caravanserai, public bath, water reservoir, a mint house, mosque and Bazar. A number of inscriptions laid inside the complex indicate the exact date when these places have been built. The architect of the complex was Mohammad Soltani from Yazd.

Lut Desert

The Lut Desert, widely referred to as Dasht-e Lut is a large salt desert located in the provinces of Kerman and Sistan & Baluchestan, Iran. It is the world's 27th largest desert, and was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List on July 17 2016. The surface of its sand has been measured at temperatures as high as 70 °C, making it one of the world's driest and hottest places.

Shazdeh Garden

Shazdeh Garden (Prince Garden) is a historical Persian garden located near Mahan in the southern province of Kerman. Mahan is renowned for the tomb of the great Sufi mystic Shah Nematollah Vali, as well as Shazdeh Garden. Parts of the garden were damaged by the 2003 earthquake in Kerman. Shazdeh Garden was registered on UNESCO's World Heritage List in June 2011.

Meymand Rocky Village

Meymnand is a rocky village in Meymand County in Shahr-e Babak Town in Kerman Province which is in the south east of Iran. It is a village similar to Kandovan Village in Osku of Azerbaijan; one of the wonderful places where human beings and the nature have cooperated to create it. Kichehs are cave like houses that the residents of the village have created in the holes in sedimentary hillside of the mountain. The sediments are so soft that can be formed by tools and hand and they are so hard that people can sleep comfortably and without any stress under them. Its houses are built on one another like the houses in Kandovan. They do not have any windows or chimneys and they have formed a set of houses for summer and winter beside ganbehs and sheds. Meymand rocky village has several thousand years of history. This ancient Dastkand monument is undoubtedly the first human settlement in Iran.

Kerman National library

A spinning and weaving factory was established in 1929 by the investment of some of rich people of Kerman, Yazd, and Rafsanjan. It's area is about 5800 m2 with the capacity of 500 people. The hushed Kerman National Library has modestly billed itself as Iran's "greatest informatics research centre", but for non-Farsi speakers it's the architecture that appeals, a harmonious variation on late Qajar-era design with a forest of interior columns supporting vaulted bare brick ceilings.