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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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  • Larger, more similar in Turkey with high ceilings, a very nice architecture. Not going to say great, but worth a visit. Bazar-Vakil and many tourist attractions in close proximity to where you can get into the program but just because it's not worth going to see itself. There's a lot of air by placing dummy togetherness adhering to the left in the background and the architecture of the space at the very crowded into a noisy place. Only the bride's bath (henna) on the part of local folk music-clad mannequins that very authentic.
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  • Real journey into history Vakil Bath with its unique architecture, design and arch beautiful murals and play beautiful natural light in the space, the unique experience of traveling to history. Statue...  more »
  • I visited during the Nowruz holidays and each day the queue for this place was just huge, with no separate queue for foreigners (even though you're paying 7x the price). As such I missed out on seeing...  more »
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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.
  • old hamam