Arg-e Bam (Bam Citadel)
The largest adobe structure in the world is named Arg-e Bam (Bam Citadel).This ancient citadel is located on the Silk Road and dates back to the Achaemenid Empire. After a massive earthquake in 2003, the citadel was almost completely destroyed, yet the reconstruction process started soon after and it was back to its old glory in no time.
Shazdeh Garden (Prince Garden)
A perfect example of what is defined as a Persian Garden. The garden is enclosed in a rectangular structure and includes a two-floored residential place. The distance between the entrance and the residential structure is decorated with water fountains.
An octagonal stone structure that supposedly belongs to the pre-Islam era, most probably the Sassanid era. There are differences of opinion about Jabalieh’s purpose; some historians believe that Zoroastrians used it for religious practice.
Ganjali Khan Complex
Ganjali Khan, a governor of Kerman in the Safavid era, built this complex for public’s use. The historic complex includes a school, a square, a hammam (bathhouse), a caravanserai, a mosque, and a bazaar.
Arg-e Rayen (Rayen Castle)
The world’s third largest adobe structure, Arg-e Rayen is a Sassanid era deserted castle located 100 kilometers south-west of Kerman. The castle is somehow reminiscent of Arg-e bam, with the deference of being well preserved and needing no reconstruction.