Things to do in Kerman

Things to do in Kerman

Kerman is a unique city in the desert. This place is called the land of natural conflicts and tourism wonders. In spite of the warmest point in the Gandambryan of Kerman and the Sirch Ski Resort, you should really read Kerman with this title.

As mentioned earlier, the tourist attractions of Kerman are countless and it is necessary to allocate enough time to visit them all during your travel. We only offer these sites, but this is you who decide to spend a few days on the trip. Therefore, before introducing Kerman tourist attractions, it is better to note that you are not supposed to take a list of these attractions in this Nowruz trip and quickly tick “Visited” along with each other. Relax your imagination in each of the places and enjoy your journey. You do not need to prolong your journey with the list of places you visited. Just try to return back to your city with sweet memories, lasting photos and pure experiences, even if only one of the places on this list ticked.

Ganjali Khan Complex

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Ganjali Khan Complex in Kerman

Ganj Ali Khan was a famous ruler in the time of Shah Abbas. He worked hard during the reign of Kerman to rehabilitate the city, and now the Ganjali khan Complex in Kerman is a building that has been remained from his era. This complex is located alongside the Grand Bazar of Kerman and it was registered on April 26, 1968, No. 829 in the national list of Iran. The Ganjali Khan complex contains several buildings, which will be briefly introduced. One of the important things to do in Kerman is going to this complex.

Ganjali Khan square

Ganjali khan Square, such as Naqshe Jahan Square in Isfahan and Mirchakhmaq Square in Yazd, has collected urban elements around it. This rectangular square is on the margin of the Grand Bazar. Three sides of this square leads to the Bazar, and on the fourth side of this square you can find Ganjali Khan Caravanserai.

Ganjali Khan Market

The Ganjalikhan market, which has a very interesting architectural style from the Safavid era, is a straight line that leads to the two gates of the entrance and exit of the city; the gates of the citadel and gate of the mosque (attorney). The caravansaries, yards and tributaries of this 3-kilometer market are all located along these two doors. The left hand side of the market is designed to show the beauty of the arches. Below these arches, you can see some busy shops.

Ganjali Khan Bathroom

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Ganjali Khan Bathroom in Kerman

One of the most important buildings in this complex is the bathroom located on the south side of the square and in the middle of Kerman’s big market. Its architect, Sultan Mohammad, was from Yazd, built this bath in the traditional Iranian style.

Ganjali Khan Bath is an exquisite work of paintings, mosaics, tiles and gilding with elegant stones. On the side of the bathroom, there is a marble record on which a poem is carved on the Nastaliq line. The last sentence of that shows the construction of the building by converting into alphabets: “No one has seen such a bath in the world” (1641)

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Ganjali Khan Bathroom

This bath has now been changed to the Anthropology Museum, and the wax sculptures of the traditional people with traditional costume show traditional bath scenes. One of the important things to do in Kerman is going to this bath.

Ganjali Khan square

Ganjali Khan Coin Museum

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Ganjali Khan Coin Museum

This fourteenth building, now converted to the Coin Museum, is located midway to the western market and north of the square. Coin Museum is 8-sided, with a central dome and side porches. Arches and vaults are decorated with beautiful stucco.

This is the place where the coins of gold and silver that the government owned are kept. A variety of old coins displayed on its stands and it is considered as one of the most prestigious coin museums in Iran.

Other buildings in this complex include Ab Anbar, School, Caravanserai and Ganjalikhan Sq., Which we suggest to visit this complex and its various buildings, which has been named after Ganjali Khan. One of the most important things to do in Kerman is going to this museum.

Ganjali Khan square

Ganjali khan Square, such as Naqshe Jahan Square in Isfahan and Mirchakhmaq Square in Yazd, has collected urban elements around it. This rectangular square is on the margin of the Grand Bazar. Three sides of this square leads to the Bazar, and on the fourth side of this square you can find Ganjali Khan Caravanserai.

Ganjali Khan Market

The Ganjalikhan market, which has a very interesting architectural style from the Safavid era, is a straight line that leads to the two gates of the entrance and exit of the city; the gates of the citadel and gate of the mosque (attorney). The caravansaries, yards and tributaries of this 3-kilometer market are all located along these two doors. The left hand side of the market is designed to show the beauty of the arches. Below these arches, you can see some busy shops.

Vakil Bath

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Vakil Bath in Kerman

The old Vakil bath house was built in 1901 in magnificent and impressive architectural style of Zand dynasty-Qajar era. From the floor to the wall it is decorated with tile and ceramic and it is also divided into two sections of the dressing room and the gutter. In recent years, this bathroom has become a traditional tea house and it is managed by the General Directorate of Culture and Islamic Guidance of Kerman Province. The interior of this bathroom was rebuilt in the style of its related architectural style in 1390, and its way was directly linked to the Kerman market. Guests at this time will be served with Falodeh Kermani, tea and a variety of beverages. The gourmet portion of this bathroom is used for local Kerman dishes.

Anahita Fire Temple

The Anahita fire Temple or the old fortress is the oldest Kerman historical monument that is famous for the castle of the city. This castle is located in the eastern part of Kerman over rocks and is made of clay and stone. The remnants of Kerman’s castle are the long-lasting prospects of this city. The buildings of this castle are divided into two separate sections. The first part is located above the relatively high southeast fort. The second part is located on a shorter hill. One of the most important things to do in Kerman is visiting this temple.

 

Jabalieh dome

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Jabalieh dome

The Jabalieh dome was built in the Sassanid and pre-Islamic era of Kerman and is the only stone building in the city. According to a legend, this dome is made of camel milk, and is therefore known as Jabalieh(something made from camels). This building is located in the east of the city near the Pardisan Jungle Park. The Stone Museum is also located in the Alawiya Dome, which you can also visit that place.

Arg e Bam

Bam Arg was the largest brick building in the world, which unfortunately destroyed more than 80% because of the earthquake in 2003. This site is a great citadel that the castle is located in the center, but because of its magnificent appearance, all this collection is called the Bam.

The Bam Arg is now under reconstruction. Although a small percentage of the building is rebuilt, it continues to attract many tourists. Walking in this building is like walking in history. When you visit, do not forget the hat, glasses and bottles of water.

Rayen Castle

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Rayen Castle in Kerman

The architecture of cities in ancient Iran is truly magnificent: in the past castles consisted of two parts that were the king residing place and the people homes. You can find both these two parts in the Citadel. Rayen Castle is the second largest brick-built building in the world after the Bam Citadel, it is located in the southwest of the city of Rayen, which annually attracts millions of domestic and foreign tourists.

Paul Buxton, a Washington tourist visiting the building in May 2015, describes the Rayen Valley as:

Bam reconstruction has not been completed since the damaging earthquake of 2003. In this situation, the Rayen Citadel is the focal point for those who are keen on visiting an ancient brickwork in Iran. Nobody lives here and this castle is completely protected museum. There were other tourists in the area, but I could say that the castle was for us all afternoon. If you want to have the best view of the citadel, walk around the walls above the entrance. In the dim light of the sunset, you will see an amazing view that is the best time to get the best photos. One of the most important things to do in Kerman is going to this castle.

Kerman province is the province of museums. We are now going to introduce some interesting museums to museum lovers who will not regret seeing them.

Zoroastrian Museum

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Zoroastrian Museum in Kerman

The Zoroastrian Museum of Kerman is the first and only museum of anthropology in the world. This museum was completed in 2001. One of the oldest objects in this museum is a handwritten booklet, dating to 1828.

Types of fireplaces, oil burners, and oil lights are kept at the museum’s part. In the other part of the museum, dresses are dating 50 to 150 years old. One of the most important things to do in Kerman is going to this museum.

Industrial Museum of Kerman

The Museum of Contemporary Industrial Arts of Kerman is located at Shariati Street, between the National Garden and the Tahmasb Abad Road. The museum has original works of world-renowned artists and draws on various aspects of Iranian visual arts in the face of every visitor. About half of the museum’s works are owned by the professor Seyyed Ali Akbar Sanati, and the remainder belongs to more than 83 contemporary Iranian artists and 16 foreign artists. The museum’s works are unique in the country and are among the richest treasure of Contemporary art of Iran and the world in Iran.

National Library of Kerman

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National Library of Kerman

The Kerman National Library (the Sun Spinning Factory) is located in the first Pahlavi era and is located in Khoramshah Avenue, Shahid Rajaee St. in Kerman. This work was registered on September 30, 1999 with the number 2419 as one of the national works of Iran. This beautifully constructed brick building has a Ziyah garden that lovers can also visit. One of the most interesting things to do in Kerman is visiting this historical mansion.

Qaem Jungle Park

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Qaem Jungle Park near Kerman

The Qaem Pardisan Forest that is located near the Sahbalzaman Mountains is the largest jungle park in Kerman and Iran. This is a recreational center that contains both mountains and jungles.

Natural landscapes and lush trees of this complex, along with two important historical works of Kerman have created a pleasant atmosphere for visitors and tourists who give them moments of pleasure.

The mountains of this complex are permanent exercise centers, especially during the holidays for the climbers and youth.

This 300-hectare complex is in a green heart of Kerman, which plays an important role in the cleanliness and warmth of the city. The facilities of this complex have made the tourists and travelers more attracted than any other place. One of the most important things to do in Kerman specially for the inhabitants is going to this park for picnic.

Shazdeh Garden

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Shazdeh Garden near Kerman

Shazdeh Garden, also known as the Shrine Garden, is located 2 km from Mahan city and on the slopes of the Tigran Mountains. This garden is related to the Qajar period and is the largest and most beautiful historical garden in Iran. Tourists and travelers are always visiting this spectacular garden during Nowruz.

The contrast between the dry and brown desert in the heart of the warmest part of Iran, with green trees, cool breeze and fountains and garden flowers, reveals the lost paradise that gets the fatigue away from the soul and body of every visitor. The mansion of this garden has now become a restaurant that hosts visitors these days. One of the most important things to do in Kerman is going to this garden.

Fathabad Garden

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Fathabad Garden in Kerman

Fathabad Garden, located 25 km from Kerman, is actually a model for the Mahan Prince’s Garden. The passage of Fathabad’s water through these gardens gives a special freshness to this place.

Kohpayeh

Kohpayeh is located 30 km north of Kerman. Plains and slopes, rivers, waterfalls and foothills are among the most important destinations for Kerman’s leisure time.

In addition to its beauties, the area is considered as one of the most beautiful mountains of Kerman especially the climbing routes to the Simak or Mount Gohar peaks. One of the most important things to do in Kerman is seeing this spectacular nature.

Shengestan

The masses of willow and barberry trees on both sides of the river create a tranquil and beautiful paradise for birds. The green and magic strip stretches along the edge of the Simak and Gohar, which is the main source of the river’s main springs.

Simak Waterfall

Simak waterfalls are located 35 km north of Kerman and in the Kohpayeh region. The proper facilities of this area have caused many tourists to spend their time in this place throughout the year.

13 waterfalls in the Simak area require more attention from climbers and sport lovers.

The martyr Bahonar camp is a sign that separates you from the main road. After passing through the villages of Anarest, Simak, Islamabad, Abdul Abad and the village of Darb Asiab, enter the martyr Bahonar camp.

There are about 3 km of paved roads from there to the Strait of Sim, which is also known as the Kohpayeh Dam Valley. The sim is the name of the very narrow and narrow sights in the north of Kohpayeh village of Kerman.

Sirch Ski Resort

Sirch is one of the parts of Kerman, located 80 km away from the city. From the old road of Kerman-Bam enter the road to Sirch. Pass the 2-kilometer tunnel of Sirch, one of the oldest and tallest tunnels in the country. Here the temperature of the air is noticeably reduced.

Right after the long Sirch tunnel and on the right slopes of the tunnel towards Sirch, there is a natural pond of snow and ice. If you are skiing and want to do this exciting sport in the very beautiful space, take this ski resort into your agenda and create interesting memory of your own.

Shahdad Desert Camp

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Shahdad Desert Camp near Kerman

After the winter sports on the Sirch Pass, it is time to travel to the desert and visit the Shahdad. Continue your journey from Sirch to Shahdad. It seems that time passes quickly, and cold weather releases its place to hot summer weather.

After the spectacular attractions of Shahdad (Old castle, Ramuku castle, Chaghaki castle, Bahman castle, ancient cemeteries, Haj Mohammad Taghi water storage, an ancient metal workshop, Water Mill, garden of municipality, agricultural garden and Imam Zadeh Zayd), it is time for Shahdad Desert, where the images and words never give an unforgettable pleasure to stroll through.

Start your journey to the desert by walking in the desert. Take your shoes and add a walk on the sand to the list of your walking experiences. Sense of tranquility walking on the sand is unique.

Now it’s time to visit the Shahdad Desert. The Desert are among the biggest natural attraction in the world and watching them is more like a dream.

When you look at this place from the distance, it’s like a city that hundreds of workers have been trying to build something for months and years.

Gandom Beryan region is located in the East of Shahdad River. This place is considered to be the warmest point of the planet and one of the most amazing attractions in the world. All surface of this place is covered with volcanic rocks and lava, and the blackness of the earth and the strange shape of the rocks cause more sunlight and excessive rise in temperature.

There it is known as the “Moon of Earth” and it becomes a paradise in the winter and early spring, when tourists visit it without worry.

Sit down one o’clock before dawn and capture the moment when you have a unique view of the sunset in the desert in your mind. One of the most important things to do in Kerman is going to this beautiful desert.

Desert night

Your last experience with this desert trip is the observation of the stars in the endless night sky. The night sky is something else. The stars are so clear and close that it is enough to stretch out your hand to remove one of them from the sky. One of the most important things to do in Kerman is seeing the desert night.

Things to do in Kerman

Desert night around the Kerman