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Ancient Bam (Arg-e Bam), Bam
(4.3/5 based on 45+ 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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  • i was visiting bam for first time and it was very sad moment for me because the earthquake the citadel is ruin during my visit the upper castle was closed due the repairmen ( dec 2016) 
  • I still remember the moment I heard the news of Bam Earthquake at my breakfast table 13 years ago. Although I hadn't visited Arg-e Bam before the disaster but by the first step my tears rolled down my...  more »
  • Feels like a movie set. A spectacular Citadel ... Practically razed to the ground by the earthquake. But Anyway a must ... Saw how much manpower is working on it. Maybe we should wait 50 years before you can see in all its glory. Worth the trip from kerman.
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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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