The Land of Unique Deserts

Lut Desert Kerman


The Land of Unique Deserts

Kerman is among several cities in Iran with a strong natural and cultural heritage, which is expressed in the historical sites, deserts, handicrafts and customs that Kerman has introduced to the world. Kerman is the third largest province in Iran. Its northeast takes in much of the Lut desert, and most of the province is largely steppe or sandy desert.

Kerman Tourist Attractions

Lut Desert and Kaluts

It is not hard to see why the Lut Desert is considered one of Iran's most exciting adventure destinations. At around 2 hour drive from Kerman, stands the city of Shahdad, mostly famous for the Kaluts, amazing natural sand castles in the nearby desert. These strange desert formations are shaped by centuries of extreme water and soil erosion running north to south, across the searing desert province of Kerman, here at Lut Desert.

Arg-e Bam

Arg-e Bam is the most representative example of a fortified medieval town built in vernacular technique using mud layers. The origins of Bam can be traced back to the Achaemenid period (6th to 4th centuries BC). Its heyday was from the 7th to 11th centuries, being at the crossroads of important trade routes and known for the production of silk and cotton garments.

Ganjali Khan Complex

The Ganjali Khan Complex covering an area of 11000 square meters is a Safavid-era building complex located in the old center of city of Kerman, Iran. The complex is composed of a school, a square, a caravanserai, a bathhouse, an Ab Anbar (water reservoir), a mosque and a bazaar.

Shazdeh Garden

Shahzadeh Garden meaning Prince’s Garden is the ninth Iranian garden that has been registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The garden is a fine example of Persian gardens that take advantage of suitable natural climate. The selection and configuration of plants in Mahan Shahzadeh garden plays a determinative role in the garden’s identity.

Keshit Canyon

Keshit is a small village where it is described as a real mirage in the Lute desert. It is an untouched place in the warmest point of the earth, where no creature can survive, creating a collection of dozens of waterfalls and springs that resembled a dream in the desert. The aerial photography of Keshit Canyon shows us that the canyon resembles a tree, known as the Tree of Life.

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