Kerman Province

Kerman province  is an ancient land with mirages, burning sun, and hardworking people. Here you can touch the stars at nighttime. Kermān is located in the southeastern area of Iran. This land is famous for its carpet weavers. Here silence of the desert breaks as the wind blows through pistachio and palm tree gardens. Here we have people who first extracted copper from the heart of stone and created fascinating works of art out of their own artistic instinct.

Jiroft, Shah Dad, and Tale Eblis are prehistoric traces of civilization in the region. In Kerman, Muslims in mosques, Zoroastrians in fire temples, and Jewish people in synagogues all worship God and live peacefully together.

Kerman Province
Kerman Province

Shah Ne’matollāh Vali’s Mausoleum
Shah Ne’matollāh Vali mausoleum, the celebrated poet and mystic and the founder of the Ne’matollāhi Sufi order in the 14th century, is located to the southeast of the City of Kerman in a region called Mahan.

Today, it is one of the most important Iranian mausoleums with a unique harmonization of architecture, garden arrangement, and spiritual serenity.

Kerman’s Congregation Mosque (Jama Masjid)
This mosque was built by Amir Mobarez ad-Din Mohammad Mozaffar Meybodī in the 13th century CE. This mosque was known as Safavid congregational mosque during the Safavid dynasty (1501-1736).

This is a remaining building from the time of the Buyid dynasty (934-1062). It has a symmetric design with two summer and winter verandas– all covered with exquisite tile-work.

Shah Zade Mahan Garden
This is a garden from the Qajar era (1789-1925), located close to the Mahan area. This attraction consists of three major parts, the Shāh Neshīn building, the Sardār building, and a bath. The techniques of watering and the stair-structure of the garden are some of the wondrous features of this place.

Jaliliye Dome
This heptagonal brick dome and the arches, which are made of plaster and stone, are located east of Kermān. This is a building from the Sassanid era (1501-1736).

Ganj Ali Khan Bathhouse
This bath is located in the city of Kerman, including two parts, a dressing room, and a hothouse. Based on the symmetric architecture of stone columns, shelves, and platforms in the dressing room, a unique atmosphere has been created.

The wonders of this ancient building lie in its system of water channels, fountains, and a stone that shows the time of use the sunlight. It has an area of 1380 square meters and is decorated beautifully with tilework, plasterwork, and arches.

Kerman Province
Kerman Province

Arg-e Bam
The site holds the largest clay structure in the world. This fortification is located in the northeast of the modern city of Bam, but once, it was the main city. It used to be surrounded by gardens, farms, and residential lands from three sides. There is a huge protecting wall with a large channel behind it, keeping the enemy away from this structure.

The main structural materials used in Arg-e Bam are mud and straw, clay, and in some parts, bricks and palm tree timbers are also used. This castle has different parts, an entrance gate, a public residential section, a soldier’s house, and the ruler’s residential section. Over 90 percent of this building was destroyed in 2003 due to the powerful Bam earthquake. The place was registered on UNESCO World Heritage List in the same year.

Sirjan Free Economic Zone
Sirjan plays an important role in the economy of the area because of being located on the connecting roads of four major cities Kerman, Yazd, Shiraz, and Bandar Abbas. This has given this city an influential role in the economy of the whole Kerman province.


Meymand Village
This village is located near Shahr-e Babak. It has a unique architecture. There is a fortress in the village which is carved out of rock with an area of 400 square meters; it consists of three rooms with no fortification. The houses mostly have four or five floors as they are built on the steep valley of Meymand.