Unesco Heritage

Kerman, Gateway to Lut Desert

Kersman, Persia

Discovering the beauty of stars and sands relieve you with calmness of oases in the serenity of deserts such as Lut with kaluts, sand-hills and camel-riding experiences, where you touch the sky and wandering over lands, to be inspired by the lifestyle of residents, also experiencing mud-brick Unesco World Heritage in the scale of a castle such as Rayen or a complex such as Ganjali Khan depicts the distinctive structure of urbanism given adaptation with the desert in Kerman.


Lut desert which is widely called the Dasht-e Lut allows tourists to experience a salty desert with hottest and driest area in the world. As a result of Lut identifying natural character, it’s registered as a Unesco World Heritage because of the hottest land surface on earth in Gandom Beryan, also Lut Desert is an iconic landscape with exceptional landforms and sand-sea which is believed as the best model of unbroken, extent, continuity and height.

Lut desert

Bam Citadel, the biggest adobe structure in the world, which embraces ancient stories since more than 1000 B.C, renovated by Achaemenid empire to preserve its mysterious and magical glories. The heart of the citadel is the defensive fortress, which include residential area, buildings for lodging soldiers and governor’s residence, but Bazaar, mosque, watchtowers and gates are other significant constructions.

Bam Citadel

Shahzadeh Mahan Garden is a true prototype of the Persian garden with gorgeous mansion, surrounded by trees and facing fountains and structured in a well-situated location in terms of climate.

Shahzadeh Mahan Garden

Maymand Village is a cultural landscape which is inscribed as Unesco World Heritage as a result of villagers lifestyle who migrate to their winter and autumn dwellings to feed their animals and provide themselves with a better natural resources. The semi-nomadic lifestyle of locals with a very peculiar structure of cave-like houses, which are carved into the soft hills of the southern part of Maymand landscape, with a semi-arid area close to Kerman is the criteria to mention Maymand as a unique village.

Maymand Village

How to Get There

By Plain:

There is no international airline flights available close to the city of Kerman, so you need to take a flight into one of the International Airports, then take a local flight to Kerman.

The best options are:

  • Shiraz International Airport (SYZ)
  • Imam Khomeini International Airport (IKA)
  • Isfahan International Airport (IFN)

When to Visit

Kerman is a province close to central desert of Persia, so the climate is warm and dry during the end of spring to the end of summer. To plan your trip to Kerman to visit the city centre or having picturesque views of Bam citadel and Rayen castle close to the middle of March to the end of April, but if you are supposed to dive into the beauty of Lut deserts manage your trip since the end of September to the beginning of November.

How to Visit

Tailor your Itinerary to have one full day walking tour to Ganjali Khan Complex, Kerman Bazaar and tasting local cuisine, then taking two days excursion to Lut deserts to experience Kalut, sand-hills, camel-riding and astronomy.


Kerman, Gateway to Lut Desert

Hours                                     Pricing

Lut desert,

24 Hours                                                                Free of Charge

Bam Citadel,

07:00 A.M – 05:30 P.M                                             500.000 IRR

Shazdeh Mahan Garden,

08:00 A.M – 10:00 P.M                                             500.000 IRR

Maymand Village,

24 Hours                                                                Free of Charge

Note: Due to especial holidays the sites would be closed.

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