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Vakil Bath, Shiraz

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#6 of 10 in Historic Sites in Shiraz
At Vakil Bath, take a step back into the 18th century and--with a little help from wax figures--imagine how Persians would come here to relax, socialize, and take part in wedding ceremonies. Karim Khan, founder of the Zand Dynasty, built the traditional Persian-style bath as a part of the royal district in 1766. Notice the marble pools, glazed tile work, and depictions of plants, animals, and people. Throughout the baths, mannequins demonstrate the usual activities taking place here: chatting, massages, back scrubs, and wedding preparations. Look for a wax figure of Karim Khan preparing himself for the bath. Plan trip to Shiraz with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • This building has been used as a bath from the begining it is now a museum of people it is worth a visit and it is adjucent to bazar vakil  more »
  • stumbled on this place by accident. Cool to see the original architecture, and interesting dolls/mannequins to demonstrate who would do what type of activities there. Small place though and a short vi...  more »
  • From my opinion the Vakil Bath in Shiraz is an ancient multipurpose hammam complex, something unique and one of the best historical tourist attraction in Shiraz.The art work of wax figure is magnifice...  more »
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  • Very interesting thing to visit. It is advertised as a bath and allow to admire how people use to take care of themselves during the Karim Khan period. It seems that they also used it to celebrate weddings. Very interesting.
  • Hamam-e Vakil was public bath area in the past time. It is immediately adjacent to the Vakil Mosque. Vakil Hamam is remarkable for its ceiling & dome. Wax statues are exhibited there in order to gives an idea to the visitors that how Iranians were used to take bath in the past. There was a section for ladies too where especially bride was given a bath by her family female members before wedding.
  • It's a little bit kitsch and folk experience to enter this ancient bath, but with the right mood you can (silently) laugh in front of wax statues dressed in tradition way, and what about voices! Some of the main halls have graet light and fine decoration... a "monocromatic" architectural tour hard to find in the colorful iranian buildings
  • a must visit place in Shiraz. a historical and nice bath.
  • Highly recommend place to visit to everyone visiting shiraz

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Where to stay in Shiraz

The main bazaar district in the center of town remains the primary place to look for accommodations in Shiraz. Standard hotels tower over the public squares, and side street hostels offer particularly budget-friendly dormitory room stays. To the north of this central district, you'll find the most opulent options in town, with luxury hotels offering commanding views of traditional Persian gardens, swimming pools, and onsite fine-dining restaurants.
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