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Kerman



Being a province of great antiquity kerman contains numerous monuments dating back both to pre-Islamic and post-Islamic periods.Iran, Kerman, Arg-e-bam
It is located in the south-eastern Iran and covers an area of 180,000 sq. kms. Kerman is bounded on the north by yazd and Khorasan, on the east by Sistan va Baluchestan, on the south by Hormozgan, and on the west by Fars.
The central and western areas, being mountainous, are cold in winter and mild in summer. The western and eastern parts containing vast areas of desert have long hot summers and short mild winters. The Lut Desert, lying north of the province, plays a significant role in the climate.
The two ranges of mountains stretching from northwest to southeast from the central mountains of Iran. The mountain-ranges of Kuhbanan, jebal-e Barez and shahsavaran, and the mountains of Chehel Tan, bid Khan, Davaran and jupar are of more importance.
Mt. Jupar (4100 meters) lying to the southeast of the provincial, attracts many people. Interested in mountain and rock climbing, wildlife rich in variety and being in the vicinity of Mahan (a town with many attractions) have great appeal for visitors.
The lowest elevation in Iran is Shahdad district, located in the northeast of Kerman province.
Most of the rivers of the province are seasonal. The largest permanent river is the Helil Rud, originating in the Baft mountains and flowing southeastward to Jazmurian Marsh. Qanant, an irrigation water source is tapped and the water channelled down through a series of tunnels to the earth's surface, has been widely used for supplying some areas with water from the distant past.
sirjan region, located in the eastern Kerman, takes in a seasonal salt lake bing of considerable attraction. The Kavir-e Lut, an immense desert located in the northeast of the province, has its own appeal.
The mineral springs of Abareq and Dah Sheykh, near the cities of Bam and Baft respectively, with suitable facilities for bathing, can be used all the year round.
The province mainly consists of steppes and semiarid plateaus covered by brown or chestnut-colored soil that supports gtassy vegetation. Thorny shrubs from the ground cover of the steppes. Tagh trees (belonging to the goosfoot family) and tamarisks also grow on these areas. Wild fruit trees such as Persian turpentine trees and almond are found in mountainous regions enjoying mild climate.
Wildlife is rich in variety. Cheetahs, leopards, hyenas, wild boars, wolves, jackals, foxes, rabbits, gazelles, mouflon, ibex, and the Iranian wild ass which is threatened by extinction, are among mamals living in the province. Wildlife sanctuaries have been established in Kerman, notable among them are the protected areas of Mahru'iyeh and Khabr va Ruchun.
The vast majority of the people living in Kerman are Muslims. Persian is the dominant language, spoken in a stylish Kermani dialect. Tribal life is also found in Kerman; notable among them are the protected areas of Mahru'iyeh and Khabat va Ruchun.
The vast majority of the people living in Kerman are Muslims. Persian is the dominant language, spoken in a stylish Kerman; the following tribes are of more importance: Ayineh, Shams ad-Dini and Afshar.

Bam
Bam is a city of great antiquity,200 kms south-east of Kemran.Dates,citrus fruits and henna are the most important crope cultivated in Bam.Dating fom 2000 years ago,it was city of Bam.called Arg-e-Bam,are of great attraction.


Arg-e-Bam

It is on a hill in the vicinity of the city,being one of the world wonders covering an area of 6 sq.kms ,it is the greatest mid-brick construction in th world.Surronded by lofty walls and towers and a moat,it includes a great number oh houses encircling the center.Arg-e-Bam is one of the most important tourist attraction in Iran.
A complex called new Arg has been recently built 8 kms east of the ancien Arg.ecreational facilities such as awimming pools sports fields and a manage on the one hand,and easy access to the airport of Bam nd suitable hotel accommodation on the other,make it a point of great attraction for tourists.

Bazar

dating back to the distance past , the bazar is about 3 kms long and is still a center of trade in the city,It consist of a number of section,each one called a baza itself.The following are notabe among them : Bazar-e-Vakil,Bazar-e-Ekhtiary,Bazar-e- Mozafarri and Bazar-e-Mesgari(coppersmithing).The bazar includes monuments going back to he Safavid and Zand periods.

Iran, Kerman, Bathroom View

Iran, Kerman, Ebrahim-khan School


Handicrafts & Souvenris

The Kerman carpets ,renowed for their elaborate border patterns, mute colours and high quality , are regarded as the best souvenirs of Kerman.Gelims (carpets made of goasts's hair), Jajims (fine carpets made of wool or cotton) and Shawls are also among notable handicrafts. Furthermore, careway seed, dates and citrus fruit cultivated in Kerman are of the highest quality.

Shahr babak

The ancient city of Shahr BAbak, the foundation of wich is attributed to Ardeshir I,a king of the Sassanian dynasty, is 250 kms west of Kerman.It has a semi-deseric climate.Of the local sights th fallowing are of more signifixcance: Namak (salt) Lake ,to beauty in the seasons it is filled with water ;the edfice of Vali; Azar Bagh fire-temple; and the village of Meymand whose stone building enjoy impressive architecture representing the peacful coexistance of man and Nature.


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