Shazdeh Garden

Shazdeh Garden (aka Shahzadeh Garden) is one of the 9 registered Persian Gardens on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The registered Persian Gardens roots date back to the early years of the Achaemenids Empire (6th century BC), and they all share the same design principles, no matter where in the country they are located. The [...]
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Sanati Contemporary Arts Museum

The story of the Sanati Museum of Kerman is tangled with the inspirational story of Ali Akbar Sanati Zadeh, one of Iran’s most prominent sculptors. Ali Akbar Sanati Zadeh’s name has an interesting story. His namesake, Akbar Sanati Zadeh, known as Haj Akbar, was looking to do something for the people of his city, Kerman. [...]
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Moayedi Ice-house

Controlling water resources has always played an important part in the lives of people who live in the deserts of Iran. Qanāts, water reservoirs (Āb Anbār) and ice houses (Yakhchāl) are some of the finest examples of creative methods used by Iranians throughout history to control, transport and store limited water supplies. Ice houses have […]

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Arg-e Bam

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage site, Arg-e Bam (Bam Citadel) is the biggest adobe (clay-based) building in the world and is located in the city of Bam in Kerman. The origins of Arg-e Bam traces back to the Achaemenids Empire (6 - 4 centuries BC), however, it reached its peak from the 7th to [...]
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Jameh Mosque of Kerman

The Jameh Mosque of Kerman, also known as Mozaffari Jameh Mosque, is a 14th century (Muzaffarids era) structure. The mosque is located close to Ganj Ali Khan Complex, in Kerman Bazaar. It has survived lots of incidents, from canon shots of the 18th century (Qajar era) to the arson attack of the 20th century (Second […]

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Kerman National Library

The National Library of Kerman used to be a spinning and weaving textile factory back in the Qajar era (1929). Founded by some of the wealthy families of Yazd, Kerman and Rafsanjan. The factory went bankrupt due to the special political conditions of the second Pahlavi era. After being restored from many years of abandonment, [...]
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Holy Defense Museum of Kerman

The word “Holy Defense” is the official name used in Iran for the Iran–Iraq war. It was in September 1980 that Iraq, under the rule of Saddam Hussein, invaded Iran with the idea of taking down the dominance of Iran in the Middle East. This catastrophic war lasted for 8 years and more than 300,000 […]

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The Kerman Bazaar Complex

The Kerman Bazaar Complex is not just a simple bazaar. This 600 years old complex contains different attractions such as magnificent architectural styles from different historical periods, museums, bathhouses, caravanserais, etc. The liviliness of the bazaar itself and its original spirit that has not faded away is enough to catch the eyes of every visitor. [...]
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