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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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  • Old Bam used to be very impressive before it got destroyed in an earthquake in 2003. They have been restoring for years, but a big part of the old city and also the citadel self are closed-off for the...  more »
  • As Bam is a bit out of the usual tourist path, it requires a bit of a commitment and an extra day of travel from Kerman. That said, the Arg is definitely with the trip to Bam. The visit was highly enj...  more »
  • It is a nice ancient beautiful place But lack of tour guides to give some explanation about its history bothered me a bit  more »
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  • one of the biggest adobe in the world, totally was amazing. I visited there before earthquake of Bam
  • 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
  • a historical city which worth visiting if you are near
  • Many parts are damaged by earthquake, unfortunately!