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Vakil Bath, Shiraz

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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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  • I was impressed by the workmanship of the figures! The old Hamman was very impressive. I was here the day before NoRuz, so lots of Iranian tourists, who all wanted selfies with me!. I thought I was wo...  more »
  • In fact, this bathhouse is one of the great buildings which was built in Zand Dynasty around 270 years ago in their capital Shiraz. There are some wax sculptures with traditional costumes in different...  more »
  • Vakil Bath in Shiraz is one of the famous bathhouses. iran is famous for its bathhouse in old days there are lots of bathhouse in all city of Iran a some of them are world famous as you cant find them...  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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