In the old area of the city of Kerman, there is an ancient complex, covering an area of 11000 square meters, assembled of a school, a square, a caravanserai, a bathhouse, a water reservoir, a mint, a mosque and a bazaar. Each part of this complex has its own exquisite artistic and architectural features.
Bam and its Cultural Landscape was inscribed on the list of World Heritage Sites of Iran by UNESCO in 2004. This citadel was the largest adobe structure in the world before it was mostly destroyed by an earthquake (6.6 magnitude) in 2003. Bam is now rebuilt with the same appearance of the beautiful adobe buildings and walls.
Jabalieh is a rock dome in Kerman which is constructed of stones cut in various sizes and attached together with an especial mortar made out of camel milk. The architecture of this octagonal structure goes back to the Sassanid period.
Rayen citadel is known as the biggest adobe structure of Kerman province after Bam Citadel with all the architectural elements of a deserted citadel. Rayen is around 500 to 1,000 years old. In spite of the numerous natural disasters in this area, same as the earthquake of 2003 which destructed Bam citadel, Rayen Citadel is extremely well preserved in course of time.
City of Mahan is well-known for the tomb of the great Sufi leader, Shah Ne’emat Ollah-e-Vali, as well as the Shazdeh Garden (Prince’s Garden). The Garden of Mahan Prince is a historical Persian garden, 6 km away from Kerman. The Persian Garden consists of pools in a terraced fashion and a two-storied building of which the second floor was used as living quarters and the water is supplied with the Persian Qanat Stsyem.
Maymand is a self-contained, semi-arid area at the end of a valley at the southern extremity of Iran’s central mountains near Shahr-e Babak city in Kerman Province. The villagers are semi-nomadic agro-pastoralists. Meymand is believed to be a primary human residence in the Iranian Plateau, dating back to 12,000 years ago. Many of the residents live in the 350 hand-dug houses amid the rocks, some of which have been inhabited for as long as 3,000 years. Meymand is a UNESCO World Heritage site since 2015.
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