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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. 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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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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  • This place really gives you a taste of the culture and traditional baths. I would highly recommend visiting Vakil bath.  more »
  • Near any Bazaar and Mosque is usually located a Hamman or bath house. This one is not used anymore but you can get a good feel for exactly how it functioned, including heating of the water for the bat...  more »
  • Back in the day my dad used to tell me that they bathed in public bathhouses and they were the centre of social life in his time. Vakil Bath makes those days come back to life. Here you will find all ...  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