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Vakil Bath, Shiraz

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#7 of 13 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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  • You can see how they were at the time the Persian baths, the atmosphere in each room, the trades that were performed, massage, dentist, preparation of the bride for the wedding, very didactic.
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  • I paid a visit to the ancient Persian Hammam excellently preserved where you can see how it worked in its different environments a health club in the past. Innumerable scenes were reconstructed with the help of waxworks representing various educated social categories in performing various tasks and roles. Really informative.
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  • Truthfully I was surprised to see the wax figures inside the hamam as I have visited other 'baths' in England and Turkey. It was actually quite nice inside the hamam as it was cool and had the feel/at...  more »
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  • Vakil Bath is a traditional Iranian Bath. This is a part of history. You will see how Iranians lived long time ago. This place is worth to see it and spend there some time. You need to look up and admire beautiful ceiling with wonderful paintings. Unfortunately like everywhere in Iran - tourists are paying 5 Euro, Iranians less than 1 Euro.
  • 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.
  • Very interesting traditional bath from more then 200 years ago .
  • One of the traditional baths that has become a great museum to show how it has been used i the past
  • The security is impolite.. but nice bathroom u can feel the reality there
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