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Ancient Bam (Arg-e Bam), Bam
Categories: Ruins, Tourist Spots
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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De aardbeving van 2003 was om 5:10 uur. In de eerste twee seconden is de hele stad plat gegaan. Het epicentrum lag net onder de stad. Tien kilometer verder was er geen schade. Hier meer dan 40.000 dod... read more »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.show original
Bam et son paysage culturel s’inscrivent dans un environnement désertique, à la lisière sud du haut plateau iranien. On peut retracer les origines de Bam jusqu’à la période achéménide (VIe au IVe sièc... read more »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 discovershow original
A la suite du tremblement de terre, tout a été détruit. Moralité, on ne peut se promener que dans la partie TRES ruinée, le haut de la forteresse est fermé, et ce qui a été refait est un peu trop neuf... read more »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...show original
Afsooos ke kharab shood
Such a beautiful place
It's The Best Place to Travel.
Sadegh mohammadi houyeh
nice huge historical building...
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