Kerman Ganj ali khan Bazaar
The Kerman Ganj ali khan Bazaar: with is a beautiful manifestation has left as a memorial from the ancient periods and its architecture characteristics astonish the eyes of every visitor. Stretching for 1200m from Tohid Sq, northeast to Shohada Sq, Kerman’s Grand Bazaar is one of the oldest trading centers in Iran.
It is made up of four smaller bazaars and a further 20 or so branch off to the north and south and easy to navigate and has a vivacity that should keep you interested, especially in the morning and late afternoon.
At the end of the Bazaar you enter a courtyard. This courtyard is home to what was once Kerman’s most important bath-house, Ganj Ali Khan bath-house, now restored and transformed into a museum. Wonderful frescoes adorn the walls and wax dummies illustrate the workings of a traditional bathhouse. The reception area was divided so men practicing different trades could all disrobe together.
There is a Bazar-e Mesgari Shomali (Coppersmith’s Bazaar) in the courtyard on the north side, and at the square’s northeastern end is Masjed-e Ganj Ali Khan, Ganj Ali Khan’s lavishly decorated private mosque. Also there is a Next door, Golshan Caravanserai has recently been restored and is now home to a bunch of antiques stuff.