Kerman

Kerman is located in south-eastern of Iran and it is the capital of the province by the same name which is connected to Khorasan and Yazd provinces from the north, Sistan and Baluchestan Province from the east, Fars Province from the west, and Hormozgan Province from the south.

 

The running sands have shaped hills in this region, which is called Kalut, they are the most beautiful natural phenomenon in that area and you can not find them anywhere in the world.

 

Kerman History

 

The residence of people in Kerman Province dates back to 4th millennium BC. this region is one of the most ancient parts of Iran.

Kerman has been the target of attacks and destruction 14 times during its history. The founder of Sassanid dynasty, Ardeshir I, gave specific attention to the city, but it underwent destructive invasion by Arabs. During the 11th and 12th centuries, Kerman was ruled by Seljuk rulers.

 

Kalout - Shahdad Desert - Kerman

Kalouts

During the Safavids, the city expanded fast. The business grew and the city exported its carpets and rugs to the European countries such as England and Germany. after that successful period, there was a sadness era when the people of this city supported Lotfali Khan Zand disliked by the next king, Agha Mohammad Khan, the founder of Qajar dynasty. The large number of innocent people of Kerman paid a big price for that, as the cruel new ruler destroyed the city, made lots of male inhabitants blind, sold women and children for slavery and.

 

Due to its geographical conditions, Kerman province and its capital with the same name enjoys the considerable changeable climate, the average temperature during the months of March and June has been recorded as 20°-25°C. These months are the most appropriate for traveling and tourism.

The economy of this city is mostly based on farming and also mining. Sarcheshmeh mine is the second-biggest copper mine in the world. Pistachio and Caraway are an important source of economy in Kerman, this province is the biggest producer of pistachio in Iran and all over the world.

Attractions

Ganjali Khan Complex (Ganjali Square, Ganjali Bazaar, Ganjali Caravanserai and Mosque, Ganjali Mint)

 

Moshtaq Ali Shah Mausoleum: (Moshtaghieh Dome)

 

Jabalieh Dome

 

Atashkadeh (Zoroastrian Fire Temple)

 

Bagh-e Harandi (Garden and Museum)

 

Yakchal Moayedi Historic Building (Ice House)

 

Zarabkhane (Coin Museum)

Attractions near Kerman

Arg-e Bam

 

Rayen Castle

 

Shahdad Desert and its magnificent Kalouts (Yardangs)

 

Bagh-e Shahzadeh Mahan (Historical Shahzadeh Mahan Garden)

 

Shah Nematollah Vali Shrine

Handicrafts

Carpet weaving

 

Pateh (Traditional needlework)

 

Pottery

 

Jajim

 

Kilim (coarse carpet)

 

Satchels

Cuisine

Boz Qormeh

 

Aash (traditional broth)

 

Zireh Polo

 

Oomaj Ash

 

Aloo stew

 

Caraway seeds

 

Pistachio

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