Bam

An oasis medieval town dotted with date palms and citrus
orchards. The remains of a towering fortified settlement near the modern town offers a rare glimpse into the town planning of 17th century Iran.
The ruins of the ancient citadel of Bam is located one mile of the present day town whose economy is based on the export of its excellent dates.
The Arg-e-Bam (Bam Citadel) remains walls is with crenelated fortification mostly dated from the Safavid period. Deserted city streets, houses of rich merchants, commual baths, mosques and shops stand like skeletons of the past.
Great effort has been taken to preserve these unique historical ruins without over-restoring.