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Vakil Bath, Shiraz

(3.8/5 based on 140+ reviews on the web)
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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  • If you have seen Hamam then you will not regret not visiting this one. Entrance 150.000 rials. The wax figures are creepy. Nothing special ! 
  • Museum of wax sculptures, each Department has its own history, not only bath and Treasury of myths and stories of the Persian people. I advise to visit more guided tours
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  • Right next to Vakil mosque, the bathhouse is relatively small and not as ornate as compared to the Kashan one 
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  • A bit touristic as place. It is a museum with different plastic statues - some of them really good - showing different people ( customers and emploees) while enjoying Hamaam. Value for the price maybe not the best.
  • Ok place. If you haven't been to the one in Kashan, it might be interesting to visit but price for foreigners is too high for what is offered.
  • One of the most beautiful places in Shiraz , this bath with a great architecture is part the touristic complex of Shiraz
  • The wax figures are quite realistic, enhanced by the dim indoor lightings. You get to see how people got together to bathe, chat and catch up in the old days.
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