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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  • "Arg - é Bam" is a superb site and which should be even more before the earthquake of December 26, 2003. The city has not yet been rebuilt entirely. This allows to see the work of craftsmen.
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  • The Arg Bam is one of the most beautiful historical places in Iran, which is proud of Iranians. Unfortunately, the earthquake caused a lot of destruction but this building has preserved magnificence  more »
  • 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 »
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  • 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...
  • 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

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