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. Make Ancient Bam (Arg-e Bam) a centerpiece of your Kerman Province vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Kerman Province day trip tool .
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  • August 18, 2017
    Wonderful Arg. Still under construction. We were guided by a local girl and her father. We met her at the english school the evening before.  more »
  • August 16, 2017
    During the trip with my family in Iran from 29 July to 13 August 2017 independently and without any tour operator, arrived in Shiraz, we decided to go and visit the old BAM, although we excluded from our rough itinerary. It was a very apt choice because, in my personal opinion, is a place not to be missed. To arrange the visit we entrusted the Agency with PTA (Pars Tourist Agency) in Shiraz. Good, efficient and economical. They set us up (in addition to plane tickets to go to Shiraz in Kerman which is the base for visiting of Bam and the hotel for two nights in the same Kerman) a VAN from 16 seats (we were in 4!!), a driver and a guide who speaks Italian at our disposal all day, to 125 euros. We were picked up outside the hotel at 6 am and arrived back at 17.30. Not only that, the guide is back with us in the evening with his car to take us to see other things in Kerman, without wanting anything at all! The great thing about this tour is that you go to visit two other fantastic sites, Mahan and Reyen. The Guide-Mehdi Motamedi (tel. +98 9133405090)-he's really good; speak good Italian, is prepared in terms of history, archaeological, social and cultural fields. Gave us lots of information not only about the sites you visit, but also on Iran now, people, lifestyle, on expectations, on relations with the world. In short, I believe that visit Bam and neighbouring sites is not to be missed, because after the earthquake of 2003 that had almost completely destroyed, was almost entirely rebuilt. Go for it.
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  • July 29, 2017
    I have seen Arg-e Bam before the earthquake 2003, lots of work still needs to be done. The atmosphere may never be restored but it is still a historic and impressive place (largest adobe building in t...  more »
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  • July 7, 2017
    It's a wonderful place. You have to visit this place if you're travelling in Iran. Bam citadel is the biggest brick structure on Earth. I can call it a separate settlement! It's got a mosque, hosseinieh (a place for mourning the death of the third imam, Hossein). It's got houses, bazaar, and its got an awesome citadel. If you climb to the top of the building, you will see the whole Bam, which represents an eastern oasis full of palm trees. The citadel is being recovered...
  • June 3, 2017
    one of the biggest adobe in the world, totally was amazing. I visited there before earthquake of Bam
  • September 9, 2016
    The city was used as set for the film "il deserto dei tartari"
  • May 30, 2016
    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
  • June 17, 2016
    a historical city which worth visiting if you are near

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