Bam citadel is the largest adobe building in the world and it is situated on the southern edge of Iranian high plateau in Kerman province. This glorious castle and the surrounding grounds date back to Achaemenid era (6th to 4th century B.C).

The citadel is situated in the center of the fortress-city, on the point with widest view for security.

 The citadel consists of four main sections: a residential zone, the stables, the army barracks and the governor’s residence. This magnificent structure had 38 watchtowers, 4 entrance gates and the outer defense walls are surrounded by a moat. The Government Quarters are on a rocky hill, protected by a double fortification wall.

This magnificent castle and the surrounding buildings have been recognized as a nationally significant heritage since 1953 and a UNESCO world heritage site since 2004.


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