Longitude: 57, 5
Latitude: 30, 17
Altitude: 1754 m above sea level
Average annual temperature: 15/5 degree
Hottest month: July with 28/4 degree
coldest month: January with 3/6 degree
Average annual precipitation: 135 mm
Maximum precipitation in one day: 60 mm
Average relation humidity: morning: %44 noon: %20
Average number of freezing day: 96 day
Ganjali Khan Complex
Ganjali Khan was one of the famous rulers during the reign
of Shah Abbas. As the ruler of
constructed many monuments and buildings. Ganjali Khan complex
is composed of a school, a square, a
caravanseray, a public bath, a water reservoir, a mint house,
a mosque and a bazaar. A number of
inscriptions laid inside the complex indicate the exact date
when these places have been built.
Out of Ganjali Khan complex, the Khan public bath located
in the grand bazaar of
serves as an
anthropology museum today and attracts an increasing number
of Iranian and foreign tourists. This is a
unique work of architecture with beautiful tileworks, paintings,
stuccos, and arches.
The bath rendered service no later than 60 years ago. In the
closet section and main yard of the bath there are
many statues which are unbelieveably interesting. These statues
were designed at
faculty of fine arts in 1973 and then transferred to this
This complex has been built during
era (1499 - 1723 AD) enjoying a modern architectural style
the time. This bath is an association of architecture and
application of an array of constructional materials in
an appropriate space with totally popular approaches. The
architect of the bath and the complex is a master
city named Mohammad Sultani.
Kerman Jaame' Mosque
Jaame' mosque is located next to the Bazaar and constitutes
part of the Mozaffari complex. Amir
Mobarezzedin Mohammad Mozaffar Maybodi Yazdi completed the
complex in 1349.
era, 1499 - 1723 A.D., the mosque was known as Jaame' Mozaffari
Jamme' mosque of
is a monument left from the post -
The mosque is located
between the two sides of the Ghadamgah Bazaar and Mozaffari
Bazaar. It has three entrances which open
from the south to the Ghadamgah bazaar, from the north to
Shariati avenue, and from the east to
To the east this monument has three tall and gigantic gates
decorated with beautiful glazed tiles. The clock
tower on the mosque ornaments this great entrance.
The building of the mosque has two large porticos one for
summer application and the other for winter
application. The courtyard of the mosque measures almost 66
meters long and 47 meters wide.
In the eastern section of
city toward the Saheb-ol-Zaman mosque there is a stone - made
known as Kobra dome. The dome's plan is octagonal and on each
side there are many arch vaults. There is
no precise information on the construction date and application
of the monument.
The architectural style of the monument, however, suggests
that the dome can be attributed to late
era (266 - 651 AD) which has been later repaired during early
Islamic period .
Great Jaame' Mosque of Yazd
The original building of the mosque was built in the 12th
century AD. However the present Jaame' mosque
era during the 14th century. The glaze tile ornamentation
on the entrance of the
mosque with two beautifully designed minarets highlight the
artistic and architectural value of this monument.
One of its valuable inscriptions is in brick Kufic and the
other in white printed on dark blue glaze tile. The
names of Sharokh the
and Sultan Jahan Shah plus a date corresponding to 1457 are
read on the
inscriptions mounted on the entrances.
Moshtaghieh monument in
era (1785 - 1886 AD). This building which is known
as Moshtaghieh dome is the tomb of Moshtagh Ali Shah located
Kerman Jaame' mosque
a beautiful tile work and a tall body.
Its building and courtyad are ornamented with clay tile cover.
In addition to Moshtaghieh dome, two other
domes have been erected in this building and that is why this
building is also known as three domes. The other
two tombs are known as Kosar Ali Shah and Sheikh Ismaeil which
enjoy a valuable pulpit. The stucco wrok
and the paintings on the ceiling of the dome are fascinating.
Geographical status:Longitude: 58, 21
Latitude: 29, 6
Altitude: 1060 m above sea level
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relation humidity: Population(1996): 198435
Arg - e - Bam (Bam citadel)
In the northeastern section of
city and on the top of a great rock skirt a mighty citadel
has been built
known as Arg by the residents. This large 2 thousand year
old monument is the old city of
The citadel is
composed of three sections namely gardens, residential units
and agricultural lands and the northern sector is
located along Posht Roud river. The old city consisted of
4 sections and 38 observation posts. The western
section is 520 meters long, 430 meters wide and the area of
the citadel is some 200 thousand square meters.
Four fortifications in the south and one in the north cover
the fortified residence.
A very deep ditch has been dug round the citadel which kept
it safe from the enemy invasion. Mud brick, clay
and in scarce occasions stones, clay bricks and trees have
been applied in the construction of the citadel. The
complex is composed of the following sections;
Entrance and residences, second entrance, stable, third gateway,
artillery yard, central building or gatehouse,
in which beautiful and attractive buildings have been erected.
Arg - e - Bam was evacuated 144 years ago and gradually deserted
and ruined. During this period, Arg - e -Bam was looted by
the aliens. During the recent years however this citadel has
been repaired and care is
taken to maintain it. The main building of the citadel is
attributed to an ancient Iranian king by the name of
Bam citadel is today visited by the Iranian and foreigen visitors
as the world's largest mud brick monument.
According to historical narrations,
was founded during the pre - Islamic era and reached its peak
attention in the 10th century AD, and since then it has served
as one of the five major cities of
In view of the works and mud bricks left in this building
and the coins unearthed in this citadel which belong to
the historical antiquity of this city dates back to 250 -