Kerman is located to the west of Deshte-Lut desert, 1076 km from Tehran. The city was founded in the III century BC by Ardeshir I Sassanid, the first of Sassanids’. Before the devastating earthquake in the XVIII century, Kerman was considered a trade center with the best silk, carpets, weapons, and pistachios.
Historical buildings are located in the central part of the city. The main attraction of the city is the complex of the Ganj-Ali Khan Hammam, which was built during the reign of the Safavid dynasty. In the complex, there is a sauna, a bazaar, a caravanserai, a mosque and a mint.
One of the ancient attractions of the city is the Gonbad-e Jabaliya tower, which was built during Zoroastrianism. The tower has three floors and a large dome. It is also worth visiting the mausoleum of Shah Nematullah-Vali and the mausoleum of Haye-Atabeyn, Shahzadeh’s garden and Gonbad-e Moshtakie tower.
In Kerman, you can find the widest variety of carpets that are manufactured and sold in one place, that is why the price for carpets is relatively low. The largest selection of carpets can be found in Vakil bazaar of XIX century.