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Ancient Bam (Arg-e Bam), Bam

Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
Inspirock Rating:
4.2/5 based on 40+ reviews on the web
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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  • The earthquake of 2003 was at 5:10 am. In the first two seconds is the whole city down. The epicenter was just below the city. Ten kilometers further, there was no damage. Here more than 40,000 deaths and untold damage. Repair work under the supervision of UNESCO could come on stream after considering thousands of pictures of the devastation. It's an incredibly large project but deadly. There is no life more present, no color. But the whole was/is impressive but also disappointing because of the lack of life.
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  • BAM and its cultural landscape are in a desert environment, on the southern edge of the Iranian plateau. We can trace the origins of Bam until Achaemenid (life in the fourth century BC). Located at the crossroads of important routes shopping and famous for the production of silk and cotton clothing, she experienced its peak of the 7th to the 11th century. Life in the oasis was based on underground irrigation canals, the qanāts, of which Bam has preserved some of the oldest in Iran. Arg-e Bam is the most representative example of a fortified medieval town built in vernacular technique, using Earth layers (chineh). Take a walk to the sunset is a delight. See mud walls rosirent in the sunset is a unique show and so many meritorious works after the earthquake, try to make the Citadel with its aura of yesteryear. Of course to discover
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  • As a result of the earthquake, everything was destroyed. Morality, we can't walk around that part VERY ruined, the top of the fortress is closed, and which has been redone is a bit too new... Seen the distance to go, it's not worth it! Beware, if you come by savari from Kerman, there is an inflation of 100% on the price of the race between the departure and arrival - and few means to negotiate...
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  • Afsooos ke kharab shood
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  • Such a beautiful place
  • It's The Best Place to Travel.
  • nice huge historical building...