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Vakil Bath, Shiraz

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#7 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. Our Shiraz travel itinerary planner makes visiting Vakil Bath and other Shiraz attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
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  • August 14, 2017
    You can imagine how human in the past take a bath. They doing it togheter. I was surprised to see how the architecture of the past so complex and according to needs accurately. For me, sculpture and m...  more »
  • August 7, 2017
    Do NOT WASTE YOUR TIME & MONEY IN SO_CALLED TURKISH BATHS OR RUSSIAN BANIAS! Just take a look at the real original traditional bath! You are almost there: Vakil Bath!  more »
  • July 28, 2017
    By the wax you get a good impression of how the bath house looked like when it used was in use.
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  • June 20, 2017
    hammam vakil was made by karim khan. It was for people who lived in shiraz. You can see different people who were there and different ceremony.The 300 hundred year old bath has changed to the museum of bathroom. Will learn a lot about the folk traditions done by the people when taking the bath.
  • June 28, 2017
    It is really historical and the people in charge has been defined clearly.
  • February 12, 2017
    It's a nice traditional public bathroom that is really interesting to see.
  • March 4, 2017
    Adjacent to the Vakil Mosque and Bazaar. You can see in detail how merchants and farmers used the bathhouse several hundred years ago.
  • March 28, 2017
    A wonderful bathhouse part of Vakil tourist complex

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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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