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Arg-e Bam, Bam

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See architecture that withstood hundreds of years of weather and war damage at 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 Arg-e Bam a centerpiece of your Bam vacation itinerary, and find what else is worth visiting using our Bam day trip tool .
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  • The ancient citadel of Arg-é Bam, is a UNESCO-recognised monument & has a history dating back around 2,000 years. In 2003 an earthquake hit, an extreme tragedy which has noticeably stunted the growth ...  more »
  • Breathtaking! A lot of restoration work going on, thanks to UNESCO. One of my highlights of my visit to Iran. Bam is an amazing place. Very interesting town in the desert.  more »
  • If you are into old historical areas this is your place. A part is still under renovation but big parts are ready for the crowds. We were the only foreigners there - due to the fact that Lonely Planet...  more »
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  • You must actually see. Unfortunetly after earthquake, 80% of it has been damaged. But it is awsome yet. :)
  • Realy nice place. The biggest castle all around the world. But, unfortunetly earthquick destroyed it in 2003. You can find a drink store. And also you can take a photo at photographic studio with traditional clothes. Every year a lot of tourists come here from all around the world. You can hear Iraj Bastami's songs who died in Bam earthquick. I suggest here.
  • The largest adobe citadel in the world Soooooo biutifull
  • A historical place. So beautiful
  • You will feel the ancient world

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