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Ancient Bam (Arg-e Bam)

Kerman, Bam, Iran
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Ranked #1 of 1 attractions in Bam
Type: Ancient Ruins
Owner description: 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... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Tehran, Iran
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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

The ancient city of bam is a typical example of a walled city where life was continuing inside the walls and well-protected in the middle of deserts. People used to protect themselves against burglars and bandits this way. What makes Bam unique is the fact that it had been inhabited for approximately 2000 years. It's also known as the largest... More

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Wgtn, NZ
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34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

this site must have been truly spectacular, as it is now it is impressive not only for what it must have been like but also because the amount of reconstruction done is really quite remarkable given the desolation that has been visited on it. The morning that we were there (early) there were no guides in evidence so it was... More

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Messina, Italy
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

I made this one-day trip from Kashan and on the way back had the time to visit the Arg-e Rayen and Mahan. Despite the damages the 2003 earthquake did to this masterpiece of mud architecture this is still a great place to visit. The efforts to give again to this ancient city its original glory and majesty are still going... More

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Palo Alto, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2013

Still a great place to visit, not only to see what a powerful earthquake can do to an ancient structure, but mostly to see how the reconstruction efforts are progressing. You won't be able to visit most of the Arg, most of the place is cordoned off and you'll be walked through a preset path. It's still nice even though... More

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brh1976
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

Other than the Arg, there's really not much to see in Bam. Everything is recently built (without feeling new, nice, or modern), and the feeling is mostly industrial. The market is rather disappointing in comparison to other cities in Iran, and the city doesn't have much to offer. As for the Arg, it's still in a process of reconstruction. Despite... More

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Ouarzazate, Morocco
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77 reviews 77 reviews
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108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2012

During my first visit to Iran back in 2004 I was advised not to visit Bam. The same happend on my visit in 2012. Everyone was telling me not to go. I did go and loved it and is on the top best things I ever seen in my life. Bam citadel is being rebuilt slowly and step-by-step but you... More

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2010

I love to see this heritage. Thanks for photos I haven't been there. I was almost there before earthquake if we were a group. The reason we missed it was that we were said it is not safe enough for 3 girls. So, join a tour or have a man with yourself when you want to travel Bam. Never miss... More

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