Land of Wonders
Kerman city is provincial capital of Kerman and the biggest city in south east of Iran. Kerman has about 800 thousand inhabitants and is located on a sandy plein about 1700 meters above the see level.
One of the most important aspect of this city that enabled it to become a big city was it’s location as a cross road. From thousands of years ago this city has connected West to East and North to South.
This city is surrounded by many mountains; among which Palvar and Joupar are the most important.
Most of the population are muslims; however, over the years many minorities, such as Zoroastrian took refugee and lived in Kerman too.
Kerman is among the biggest carpet-exporting centers of Iran and it’s carpets are world famous.
What To See In Kerman?
One of The Longest Bazaars in The World
Like most of Iran’s cities, Kerman’s bazaar had a huge role in every day life of people and even nowadays you see many who go there to buy their goods. Furthermore, the city itself was shaped by bazaar and around it.
Kerman’s grand bazaar dates back to more than 700 years ago and ever since many sections were added to it. As a result you can see the passage of time and it’s effect on style and architecture of different parts.
Each of this sections and periods have their own main attractions and these are the most important ones that you should see:
– Ganjalikhan complex were you can visit the huge yard, traditional bath house (hammam), water reservoir, coin museum, the amazing serai and …
We highly recommend every visitor to not to miss this amazing attraction.
A free walking tour of Bazaar
Durations: 3 hours
Child friendly: yes
A complete tour of Bazaar & old parts of Kerman
Durations: 5 hours
Highlights: grand bazaar, fire temple, Moshtaghieh dome and Jameh mosque of Kerman
Child friendly: yes
Top Places in Kerman City
Most of the visitors have at least one spare evening or morning to spend in the city. As a matter of fact, the good news is the options are unlimited and besides the main attractions of the city you can visit many places.
In the list below we have mentioned the most popular of these places.
In addition, there are numerous high-quality restaurants and cafes that you can spend your time in.
In the end, you can always count on us to show you around and make it unforgettable!
It’s a Persian garden and as it seems it influence the construction and planning of the Shazdeh garden of Mahan a lot.
There is an entrance fee for this garden.
Nowadays, many people go there for a hike.
There are a couple of theories about the usage of this place, but, none of them were approved.
Malek or Emam Mosque
Visiting this amazing place is suggested to every tourist in Kerman.
Kerman along Yadz have the most numbers of Zoroastrians in Iran.
Kerman’s fire temple is located near Moghtagh sq. where you can still go and see the customs of this prehistorical religion.
This attraction has an entrance fee.
Dokhtar & Ardeshir Castle
These two aged fortresses have thousands of years and no one is sure about their exact construction time or period.
They are located in old part of the city and you have to hike a little bit to get there.
If you’re looking for cool place to chill and relax for a little while, this is probably the best place in Kerman.
Moshtagh-Ali shah was a great sufi who were killed and got buried here. This shrine has a mystical ambiance and is located at Moshtagh sq.