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Rayen

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The front gate of Arg-e Rayen

Rayen is a city in Kerman (province). Rayen is everything Bam used to be before the earthquake. Rayen has a historic Arg (fortress) built entirely of sun-dried mud bricks. Its historic city has countless mudbrick houses, some of them unfortunately decaying, but it is this decaying charm that makes the city even more attractive. Feel like an explorer. Be welcomed like a king. See a city, whose beauty is overpowering. Meet people, who enjoy every visitor.

Get in[edit]

By bus from Kerman. Savari from Kerman.

Get around[edit]

Everything is in walking distance.

Fortress inside Arg-e Rayen

See[edit][add listing]

  • The Arg, the beautifully restored historic fortress.
  • Old houses around town feel like an explorer finding the old mudbrick houses
  • Desert landscape climb one of the hills and see how ingenious this oasis was built in the desert

Do[edit][add listing]

See the citadel, but be cautious not to damage the mud brick construction.

Buy[edit][add listing]

Inside the 'arg' is a small workshop where a craftsman manufactures for sale tools and knives made from wood and steel.

Eat[edit][add listing]

There are small supermarkets between the main square and the 'arg'.

Drink[edit][add listing]

Non alcoholic malt beverages and all other standard drinks are available in the town.

Sleep[edit][add listing]

  • Rayen Arg Tourist Hotel, turn right at the roundabout right when getting into town and a couple of hundred meters further, you will see the ultra-friendly Rayen Arg Tourist Hotel. Prices are negotiable.

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Get out[edit]

Buses only leave in direction Kerman, but you can hitchhike to Bam. Shared taxis are available at the main square and will leave when full. Be aware that there is a military/police checkpoint between Rayen and Kerman, there may be 'sniffer dogs' looking for drugs.



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