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Ancient Bam (Arg-e Bam), Bam

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See architecture that withstood hundreds of years of weather and war damage at Ancient Bam (Arg-e Bam), a giant World Heritage-listed citadel that thrived as an important hub on the Silk Route. A major trade center for many centuries, this structure, once the largest adobe building in the world, suffered major destruction during a 2003 earthquake. Partially restored to its old glory, the citadel features almost 70 different towers. Use our Kerman Province trip itinerary builder to visit Ancient Bam (Arg-e Bam) on your trip to Kerman Province, and learn what else travelers and our writers recommend seeing nearby.
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  • I had the opportunity to accompany a group in April 2001, or a few years before the earthquake that brought down a large part of the city of Pisa, the largest of the world... as it is with great emotion that I'm back this year with another group. I was very pleased to see that the restoration work have identified part of the site, always also majestic despite the consequences of the disaster. Those who hesitate to get there (very few agencies go there now).
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  • One of the most beautiful places in the world, exciting. Despite having been destroyed by an earthquake in 2003, Unesco has carried out a massive restructuring programme. The magic of 4000 years of history, you are not lost. Nestled in the desert of dasht and lut, Bam Castle offers an incredible show! Don't miss it!
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  • High quality food and friendly staff. Place has been designed smartly and service is very good. Really worth a visit.  more »
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  • The city was used as set for the film "il deserto dei tartari"
  • it is amazing place in Bam,l like it. But this historic site was nearly destroyed. Now government try to rebuild this one. Few visitors only
  • Many parts are damaged by earthquake, unfortunately!
  • a historical city which worth visiting if you are near
  • Afsooos ke kharab shood

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