The great Kerman Bazaar as a Historical Tourist Attraction starts from the Arg square and ends with the Moshtaqiye Square. Each part of Kerman's Bazaar has been made by one of the rulers of this city and due to its unique features in Iran, it is unique and of world renown. This Bazaar is considered to be the longest Iranian bazaar and was mainly built after the eighth century AH. The Bazaar of Kerman, also known as the Ganjalikhan bazaar, is one of the most important historical and commercial centers of Kerman, with more than 60% of its historical monuments.
Longest Grand Bazaar in Iran
Ganjali Khan complex is located in the historic center of Kerman, along with Kerman's great bazaar. Ganjali Khan, who is one of the most famous rulers of Shah Abbas's time, began to rule over Kerman from the years 1005 to 1034 AH and built many monuments and buildings in the area.
The area of the Ganjali Khan complex is 11,000 square meters. Brick towers, tiles, green spaces and water ponds are elements of the Ganjali Khan field. This square is also one of the squares in terms of urban planning principles. In Iran, the correct definition of the square can be applied to it, and the urban index elements around it are placed with the right proportions and It is made for pedestrians and the car does not travel in the square.
On the eastern side of the square, is the Ganjali Khan school, which was also a thriving school during the Safavid era. The inscription on the page in the direction of Alireza Abbasi, the great calligrapher of the Safavid era, reminds that the building was built in the year 1007 AH.
Mint is on the northern side of the square. A dome-shaped building on top of which is a summerhouse that provides light inside the building. Pearl Monastery Today is the Kerman Coin Museum.
The Kerman Bazaar, which is known as the Ganjali Khan Bazaar in the city, starts from the Arg Square and ends in the Moshtaghie Square. Each section was built at the time of one of the rulers of this city and this bazaar is unique in Iran and has a global reputation. There are numerous bazaars in this Kerman Bazaar, each of which is considered to be the historical monuments of the city.
In the Kerman Bazaar and the bazaars where it is located, you will face a strange sensation.
This square has been the city's economic center for many years and witnessed many historical events. The square was at the headquarters of the state and the gathering of troops. Complaints on this site were resolved, and even some offenders would be politically involved.
From the works of the Ganjali Khan Complex, the square is located in the central part of the city of Kerman, which is located on the edge of the Main Bazaar and has gathered some of the urban elements, like the Naqsh-e Jahan in Isfahan or Ami chakhmaq complex in Yazd, around it.
On the 3rd sides of Ganjali Khan square are bazaars, And on the other side is Ganjali Khan Caravanserai.
The existence of a bath, water storage, mint and adjacent bazaars, has complemented this interconnected set. The arches of bricks, tiles, green spaces, water ponds and other spectacular works have added to the beauty of the square.
The intersection of the two Bazaars is called the Chahar souq. Because of the intersection of two bazaar orders at the site of the chahar souq of Ganjali Khan in the past, this place was considered to be the most important and most busy site of the city. At this intersection, the Ganjali Khan bazaar, the Bazaar qale, the arg bazaart and the coppersmith bazaar come together. This chahar souq is part of Ganjali Khan's complex. The interior facade of these chahar souq with interesting strokes and paintings with oil and paint, while 400 years of their drawing, still retain their beauty. Until the arrival of the new architecture and the interference of Western architecture, the domes of the Bazaar have been interconnected and are considered to be the highest buildings of the city after the Jameh mosque and is considered the highest dome in the city.
Ganjali Khan's Bazaar is between the Chahar souq and the Ekhtiari Bazaar. It is a very interesting architectural style from the Safavid era and is located in the southern part of the Ganjali Khan square. On the right side of this Bazaar is Ganjali Khan's beautiful and historic bath and eighteen shops, and on the left there are arches that show a beautiful view.
Ekhtiari Bazaar is the fourth part of the Kerman Bazaar, which starts from the end of the Ganjali Khan Bazaar and extends to the Vakil Bazaar. Elements in this part of the Bazaar can be called Sheikhieh School, Golshan Caravanserai, three Sardari Bazaar and at the end of it, the traditional bath or traditional cafe was named Vakil.
Kerman's Vakil Bazaar is located in the end of ekhtiari Bazaar and Vakil complex. On the orders of Muhammad Ismail Khan, the governor of Kerman, Vakil al-Mulk, in 1282. AH (1856 AD) and his son Morteza Gholi Khan, has built a large complex including a caravanserai, Bazaar, bathroom, mosque, which is still called the Vakil and its Bazaar is one of the most beautiful Bazaars. The commercial sector, called the Vakil Bazaar, was located between the mosque and the Arg.
The Coppersmith Bazaar(Mesgarha) is located on the margin of Ganj alikhan Square. In this Bazaar, there are shops that offer handcrafted artistic products.
Ganjali Khan Complex,Tohid Square,Khorram St., Street Shariati, , Kerman, Iran