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Old Public Baths and Water Reservoirs, Kerman

portal of ganj ali khan

Ali Moradan Khan Water Reservoir, Kerman 

 The historical water reservoir of Ali Mardan Khan (the offspring of Ganj Ali Khan) is in the Ganj Ali Khan aggregate of Kerman. Its fantastic architecture draws the viewer's attention. An inscription affixed here notes the date 1209 AH. as the year of its construction. The entrance of the structure is worked in tile and some of the stones are sculptured. This water reservoir used to store about 2 million liters of water. The various sections of this reservoir are the reservoir, air-vent, staircase, foot bath and its decorative entrance. 

Ebrahim Khan Bath, Kerman 

 This old bath is located in the midst of the Ebrahim Khan Bazaar in Kerman. The same consists of two sections, the cloak room and the main bath. This bath has been utilized since 1321 AH.

 

ganj ali khan

Ganj Ali Khan Bath, Kerman 

 This bath has been decoratively adorned with arches, tile and plaster work and also paintings. The entrance of this bath has been artistically painted with ornaments of the Safavid era, and its architectural facets were performed by Ostad Mohammad Sultan Yazdi. The bath consists of two sections named as, cloak room and the hot bath itself. The most interesting feature of its architectural finish is that the sculptured stones of the ceiling coincide with that of the flooring. 

The cloak room of the bath has been divided into six sections and each pertains to a special category of society or guild. Currently in each one of these sections, two statues portray this scene. The main bath comprises of a cold water pool with a ceiling similar to that of a tent supported by eight beautiful pillars. Its water inlets and fountains of the bath have been so meticulously designed that its strange phenomena is astonishing!

 

vakil tradition tea house

Vakil Traditional Tea House or Bath, Kerman 

 The said bath was constructed in unique style and adorned just as skillfully in the year 1280 AH. Its architecture being relative to the Zandiyeh-Qajar reigns. Its walls and floorings are finished in ceramic and tiles. The bath comprises of two sections, the cloak room and the bath itself. In the recent decades this historical structure has been converted into a traditional tea-house, and its entrance was repaired in 1990. A part of the hot bath today is a restaurant where regional dishes or food is being served

 

Other Baths, Kerman 

 Other baths in Kerman province are named as Baq-e-Shazdeh Bath in Mahan, Tah-e-Baq-e-Lellah and Mirza Esmail Vazir baths in Kerman, Negar bath in the Negar Village of Kerman and the Seyed Abbas Bath in Bam.

tile work

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