Bam, city of great antiquity, is located 200 km Southeast
of Kerman. It dates back 2000 years ago and was situated
on the "Silk Route". Dates, citrus fruits and
henna are the most important crops cultivated in Bam.
The ruins of the ancient city of Bam, called "Arq
Bam", is on a hill in the vicinity of the city and
covers an area of 6 Sq. km. It is the greatest mud-brick
construction in the world. It is surrounded by lofty
walls, towers and moat. Arq Bam includes a great number of
houses encircling the seat of the ruler, which stands in
The ancient city of Jiroft is 200 km South of Kerman city
and has tropical climate. This agricultural city is
watered by Hali Roud River. "Tomb of Akhund" in
Kuhbanan is an ancient monument in this city.
Mahan is situated 42 km Northeast of Kerman city. It is
founded in Sassanian Monarch era. Mahan is located on the
slope of the mountains of Jupar and has pleasant mild
climate. Spectacular natural sights and "Mausoleum of
Shah Nematol-lah Vali", Iranian mystic poet, make it
point of interest. The huge dome and lofty minarets,
covered with considerably impressive tile-mosaic, afford
pleasing sight to the building. "Garden of Shazdeh"
is another intersting place in Mahan.
Rafsanjan, 127 km West of Kerman, has semi-deserted
climate. Agriculture is the main economic activity and
cultivating pistachios is of the greatest significance.
The city is surrounded by pistachio gardens. "Sarcheshmeh',
a region near the city, is the center of Iran's copper
It is founded in Ardeshir I Sassanid, 250 km West of
Kerman. It has semi-deserted climate. Namak Lake (South of
the city), Edifice of Vali, Azar Baq Fire-temple, Meimand
Village, with stone buildings and great architecture, are
interesting places in Shahr Babak.
It is situated 170 km Southwest of Kerman and has cold
winters and mild summers. Sirjan dates back to Sassanian
period. "Qaleh Sang" (stone castle), Firouz
Fire-temple, Imam-zadeh Ahmad, Imam-zadeh Ali and Zobeir
are of its monuments.