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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. Plan trip to Shiraz with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.
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  • This place will blow you away. The most beautiful baths I have ever seen.The architecture and the art work. It even has a timestone, how clever! The sun shines from the back in different positions acc...  more »
  • Here in his days came to bathe all over the world, at least that tells us the guides local, good place to my I liked a lot, regardless of those figures which have been putting in different places, which seem horrible, but to taste colors. To my baths I liked, despite being rather descuidero.
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  • Nice bath house, but the atmosphere is ruined by all the mannequins lying around. Would be better if they kept it looking untouched  more »
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  • 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.
  • It is really historical and the people in charge has been defined clearly.
  • It's a nice traditional public bathroom that is really interesting to see.
  • Adjacent to the Vakil Mosque and Bazaar. You can see in detail how merchants and farmers used the bathhouse several hundred years ago.
  • A wonderful bathhouse part of Vakil tourist complex

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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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