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Address: Kerman, Bam, Iran
Description: This citadel town was inhabited from the third century to the late 19th...
This citadel town was inhabited from the third century to the late 19th century. The 2003 Earthquake in Bam destroyed more than 80 percent of the Citadel.
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You will witness a whole city, although deserted for about a century, but still it's lively. Seriously damaged by earthquake, the preservation was ongoing and has revoked the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 28, 2015
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Tehran, Iran
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Tehran, Iran
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38 reviews 38 reviews
22 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2015 NEW

You will witness a whole city, although deserted for about a century, but still it's lively. Seriously damaged by earthquake, the preservation was ongoing and has revoked the beauty of the town. You would find yourself hours of exploration about ancient Iranian city architecture only if you are of that kind of explorer. Don't loose "The speech yard" with its... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

a Very old and historic site, when you walk through the streets, it is as you are walking with history, you can hear children playing, people passing you and... A must see for history lovers

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

It is the most biggest ........ I had seen the pictures of it before that horroble earthquake but now , when i saw it with my own eyes , that was really a bad natural event that striked Arg. But , it is an amazing ancient city with different parts and buildings and everything

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Iran
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83 reviews 83 reviews
54 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

A jewel in the heart of desert: Bam's old fortress city has a 200k sq/meters area, with more than 2500 years of live history and stunning views. It has been registered as the largest "kheshti" (raw brick) structure in the world in UNESCO'S map of world heritages. Despite the devastating earthquake in Christmas eve of 2004, and minor reconstruction made... More 

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Warsaw, Poland
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This medieval stronghold was partly destroyed during earthquake about 2005. So you can see both - amazing power of ancient city placed on the hill - and the tragedy of destruction. I will remember that view forever.

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Kerman, Iran
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8 reviews 8 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015 via mobile

This is the oldest existing brick and mud building, 2500 years ago! Amazing! You can not imagine how people could live in this place!!

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Osnabrück, Deutschland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
8 attraction reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

people of all ages, nationalities, religions, genders are working together in this ambitious project, relearning all the old ways of constructing.

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Brussels, Belgium
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56 reviews 56 reviews
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37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Seeing the result of the earthquake is very difficult mainly during the sunset. So impressive city during the day. I advice to visit Rayen as well which is just before Kerman. Rayen is small but wasn't destroyed by the eartquake. The combination of the 2 sites is super.

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Barcelona, Spain
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

It's incredible try to imagine how this city was before the earthquake. We can see how the reconstruction is working well and some areas are already reconstructed, even if most of the city still destroyed... If you are lucky and become friend of the guardian, he will let you walk up the top of the castle that still closed to... More 

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Chaboksar, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

still after earthquake its too impressive. I really suggest it to every one come to Iran and all Iranian people.

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