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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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  • 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 »
  • Bam is situated in a desert environment on the southern edge of the Iranian high plateau. The origins of Bam can be traced back to the Achaemenid period (6th to 4th centuries BC). Its heyday was from ...  more »
  • Inscribed on the world heritage list,The property of Bam and its Cultural Landscape is located on the southern edge of the Iranian high plateau, in Kerman Province, in south-eastern Iran. The heyday o...  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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