Kerman has remained the most important city in southeastern Iran since it was founded more than 1,500 years ago. The city prospered as a major trading hub throughout various periods of Iranian history illustrated by its caravanserais and massive bazaars that have been expanded several times.
Today this jewel in between mountains and the central Lut Desert is a major tourist draw to Iran due to a variety of historic, natural and cultural attractions. Kerman is host to a number of beautiful historic buildings from several different eras. The beautiful central bazaar of Kerman is the economic and cultural hub of the city and is near many of the major tourist attractions of the city including the Ganjali Khan Complex, the Jame Mosque and the Vakil Bathhouse.
Around Kerman are various oasis towns and villages nestled next to extensions of the Zagros mountain range surrounded by one of the hottest deserts in the world. In Fact the highest recorded temperatures on earth were measured near Kerman. Beautiful scenery of the Kaluts near Shahdad is one of the major natural attractions of Iran and should not be missed on a visit to Kerman. In the nearby city of Mahan the Shahzade garden is one of the best examples of Persian gardens collectively UNESCO world heritage sites. The citadels(Arg) of Bam and Rayen are the two largest adobe structures in the world and the former is a UNESCO world heritage site.
Tours & Activities in Kerman
Kaluts of Shahdad
Kerman has remained the most important city in southeastern Iran since it was founded more than 1,500 years ago. The city prospered as a major trading READ MORE
What to buy in Kerman
Like many major Iranian cities, Kerman has its own unique style of Persian rugs. Kermani rugs are some of the most exquisite.