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Mahan

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Mahan is a town in Kerman (province), 30 km from Kerman, on the road to Bam.

Shazdeh Garden
Shah-Ne'matollah-e-Vali monument
Tiled mausoleum interior in the Shrine of Shah Nematollah Vali

Get in[edit]

  • By car Mahan is connected to Kerman by a freeway.
  • By bus From Kerman, Khajoo squre.
  • By private cars From Kerman, Khajoo squre, or Sarasiab square.

Get around[edit]

Apart from Bagh-e-shazdeh, everything is in walking distance. You can go to Bagh-e-shazdeh by taxi.

See[edit]

  • Aramgah-e-Shah Ne'matollah Vali mosque (entrance fee 25,000 rials)
  • The tomb of Shah Nur-eddin Nematollah Vali, poet, sage, Sufi and founder of an order of dervishes, has twin minarets covered with turquoise tiles from the bottom up to the cupola.
  • Karavan Sarai the old Karavan sarai is an impressive building with good views from the roof. Ask the friendly lady at the tourist office to take you there.
  • Historical house the only historical house that is still in its original condition. No entrance fees, don't pay the touts who hang around the house.
  • Bagh-e-Shahzade a few kilometers out of town, a beautiful example of a mughal garden, excellently maintained, with many cool water features.
  • Shazdeh Garden, one of nine Persian gardens inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

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Drink[edit]

Like in other cities in Iran, drinking alcohol is illegal but you can buy many types of drinks like Doogh, Fruit juices, Black tea , Soft drinks(both international makes such as Coca-Cola and Pepsi , and their brand names including 7up, Sprite, Fanta, etc., and local makes such as ZamZam, Ma-o-sha'eir and so on from the markets.

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Go next[edit]

By bus or savari to Kerman.

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