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This article covers the Iranian city, for the Russian railway line see: Baikal-Amur Mainline.

Bam is a city in Kerman, Iran.The modern Iranian city of Bam surrounds the Bam citadel which has been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List. Bam was devastated by an earthquake in December 2003. Some parts of the old city have been rebuild.

Bam in 2002

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By Plane[edit]

Bam has an airport and there is a direct flight from Tehran to Bam.

By Train[edit]

Bam has a railway station with a direct (night)train from Tehran-Kashan-Isfehan-Yazd-Kerman-Bam-Pakistan

By Bus[edit]

You can take a bus from Kerman.

By Car[edit]

There is a highway between Kerman to Bam to Pakistan.

Get around[edit]

The city stretches out a lot so you might want to use a savari to get to the Arg.

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The ancient citadel of Arg-é Bam probably has a history dating back around 2000 years, to the Parthian dynasty (248 BC-224 AD), but most buildings were built during the Safavid dynasty. The city was largely abandoned due to an Afghan invasion in 1722, which ended Safavid rule.

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The main attraction, the ancient citadel of Arg-é Bam, suffered badly in an earthquake in December 2003. Today little is still to be seen and access is extremely restricted; there is only one main access path still open to the public and the castle on top of the hill is out of bounds.

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You may want to taste some delicious dates called "mazafati" that are unique in Iran and most of these dates are exported to foreign countries.

The city of Bam is famous because of their dates. Go visit the palm tree plantations in the desert or buy some dates on the market.

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  • Parsian Hotel, Janbazan Boulevard, near Payame Nour University.
  • Arg Hotel, Arg-e-Jadid special economical zone.
  • Akbar's Tourist Guest House, Eish Abbad,, +98 9132460831. Opening hours 24/7. A huge hostel in the center of the city with more than 50 beds. A very friendly place with a relaxed atmosphere. Clean rooms with bathroom. Triple, double or single rooms with beds. Owner speaks fluent English and is very helpful. Breakfast included, dinner optional. Free WIFI. Good place for backpackers travelling around Iran, and ideal stop for travelers on their way to Pakistan.  edit

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