Kerman

Kerman

Kerman is a city in southeastern Iran with 677,650 inhabitants (2006), situated on a sandy plain 1749 metres above sea level. It is the capital of Kerman with 2,652,413 inhabitants (2006) and an area of 181,714 km². Kerman is the largest carpet producing and exporting center in Iran. Kerman is a large producer of pistachios on the world market. The province is rich in minerals, like copper, coal, chromium, lead, zinc, uranium and aluminum, but mining has remained on a small scale. In recent times crude oil has been discovered, but is yet not exploited

Bazaar - Explore the arcades of the bazaar, indulge in the smells of oriental spices.

Gonbad-e-Jabaliyeh - An amazing dome in the east of Kerman.

Ganjalikhan bath - A historic bath

Mouyedi Ice-House - There are several small-gardens around this ice-house which were filled with the water in winter, then after that the water iced, the ices lead to the ice-house to use in summer.

San'ati museum - An interesting museum in contemporary arts of Kerman.

Vakil traditional tea house - An attractive traditional tea house in the covered bazar.

Ganjali Khan Square - It is similar to "Naghshe Jahan" and "Mirchakhmaq" squares. The bazaars are located in three side of square and in the fourth side, the Ganjali Khan School is established.

Ganjali Khan Mosque - It is located in the north-west of square and near Ganjalikhan School. It was constructed in 1007 A.H.

Zarabkhaneh museum - It is located in the north side of square. This eight-angle place includes an arch, four porticoes and four booths in four views. Now, it has changed to coin museum.

Jameh mosque - The Friday mosque.

Moshtri-ye-Moshtak Ali Shah - A holy shrine.

Malek mosque (Imam mosque) - A gem of a mosque!

National Library, housed in a former a textile factory.

Museum of the Holy Defense - Interesting installation in the courtyard, depicting a battlefield in the Shatt-el-arab. Admission 3000 IRR.

Takht-e-Darya-Gholi-Beyg - A monument in the side of the hills in the east of Kerman.

Ghal'e Dokhtar - A historical castle in the hills in the east of Kerman; attributed to the Ashkanian era.

Ghal'e Ardeshir - A historical castle in the hills in the east of Kerman; attributed to the Ashkanian era.