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September 2001

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From Tabriz via Tehran to Kerman

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03 September 
736 km by night train from Tabriz to Tehran.
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Before departure in Tabriz.
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1st class travelling in a compartments for four ...
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... with tea and cake.
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Passing the salt lake Urmia  nearby Tabriz.
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The route from Tabriz to Kerman.
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At Tehran train station ...
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... a long time to wait ...
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... is required ...
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... until late afternoon.
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952 km in 2nd class night train ...
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... from Tehran to Kerman.
 

Excursions in Kerman and its environs

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Clear maps provide orientation in the city Kerman.
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Accommodation in Hotel Amin.
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In front of wall paintings in the city.
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Night walk to Shohada Square.
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Remainders of Emam Mosque.
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At Bazooka Square.
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Inspection of the ice house ...
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... Moayedi  in the city centre.
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The entrance to the Kermanology Institute.
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Traditional music in the Vakil Traditional Tea House.
 

 

In the Hamam

(Kerman) 
8 September
The used-to-be steam bath Hamam-e Ganjali Khan  is located in the entrance area of the bazaar of Kerman. It dates from that 17th century and had recently been converted into an ethnological museum: statues formed of wax reflect the bath culture of days long ago. The walls are decorated with tiles, showing flowers and musicians. In the Hamam (Kerman)

Mahan

(Province Kerman) 
10 September
35 kilometres southeast of Kerman the city of Mahan forms an oasis. This site of pilgrimage accommodates the mausoleum of the Sufi Sheikh  Shah Nematollah Vali, who established an order of dervishes and died in 1431 aged over 100. In 1436 a shrine complex within a kind of garden landscape has been erected in his honour. On that plant a museum is showing old handwritings and a giant Sufi begging bowl. Mahan (Province Kerman)

Arg-e Bam

(Province Kerman) 
11 September
Approximately 200 kilometres southeast of Kerman the city of Bam is located, also forming an oasis. The Arg-e Bam  is an ancient fortress with ruins of a medieval city. Carrying the surname Ghost City of the Desert  it belongs to the UNESCO's world cultural heritage. On 25 December of the year 2003 the entire plant had been devastated by an earth quake as was the city of Bam. Tens of thousands of inhabitants had been killed on that occasion. Arg-e Bam (Province Kerman)

Princes Garden
and Jupar

(Province Kerman) 
11 September
The garden of prince Baq-e Shahzade  dates from the 19th century and is located close to Mahan. It used to be the former residence of prince Abdul Hamid Mirza.  Following old Persian traditions the garden plant had been constructed in terraces. -- At a distance of 30 kilometres from Kerman the mausoleum of Jupar is situated, containing the shrine of Imamzadeh Hossein. The vault is entirely furnished with mirrors. Thus it resembles to the Haram  respectively Emam Reza Mausoleum  in Mashhad, even though it is much smaller than that one. Princes Garden and Jupar (Province Kerman)

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