Bam or Rayen ?
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Jun 11, 2013 9:32 AM Last Post By: michelholi
Apr 11, 2013 11:21 AM
Bam or Rayen ?I don't know the condition of BAM and how far it as been fixed since the earthquake.
So I am wandering if Rayen would be enough or if BAM is still worth the trip,the extra days to get there and so on.
What would you advise me,I have only a month time and I am already finding myself short of time.So I'd like to have the right time of day.
Apr 11, 2013 3:08 PM
Apr 12, 2013 12:34 AM
Apr 12, 2013 6:20 PM
Apr 12, 2013 7:24 PM
Apr 13, 2013 9:37 AM
You mean the road from Kerman to Bam?
As I am gonna spend some time in Kerman for the place itself,Mahan and Rayen.
Also I might visit Meymand,just not sure it is worth it.
But let's say I do it all including Meymand and Bam,do you think that it could be done in 6 days ?
Thanks all advises and suggestions are considered and appreciated.
Apr 13, 2013 4:33 PM
6… my few days, arrived Kerman on an overnight train from Mashhad, it was late morning by the time I had a bus to Bam, afternoon at Akbar’s Guest House, very early next morning go to see the sight (remains of Arg), mid-morning take a share car for Kerman, get out of the share car at junction for Rayen, catch (hitch) a ride to Rayen, find basic hotel, later afternoon at Arg.
Early next morning have problem leaving the hotel, locked-in and the only person in the building, escape, while waiting for a bus along comes a share car for Kerman …
Note - share car is very fast (140 kph), travel insurance may not cover for travel east of Kerman !
Apr 13, 2013 6:07 PM
Apr 14, 2013 12:55 AM
8… “ Kerman,any clue ? “
I thoroughly enjoyed every day in Iran,
spent most of one day at Mahan, certainly worthwhile, didn’t visit Meymand.
Kerman, has an edge and the Baluchis influence, found a ‘hotel’ (cheap, share toilet style, pay extra for hot shower, odd place, no English, still friendly) very close to Tohid Sq and the Grand Bazaar.
A pistachio farmer took me to his home, lunch, visit to his twenty thousand trees, a game of chess - nice day.
In the bazaar is a traditional chaykhaneh.
There was a humorous prostitute lady who pinched me while walking in the bazaar, was told there is a significant opium problem in the city.
Also the Museum of Holy Defence.
Kerman is different.
Apr 14, 2013 4:16 AM
Apr 14, 2013 7:28 AM
Jun 8, 2013 12:32 AM
11I would disagree with travellers who say Bam is no longer worth a visit. Despite the devasting earthquake the ancient mud citadel retains a grandeur and majesty that is still jaw dropping. Aim to take photographs just before sunset as the red mud brick walls shimmer in the haze. Restorations are far from complete but local artisans are slowly re-establishing themselves in the ancient city. It does not take much imagination to comprehend what it must have been like prior to the 'quake. I stayed at Akbar's guesthouse for 1 night. A real gentleman. He asked me to convey a simple message "Please tell travellers to Iran not to forget Bam".
Jun 11, 2013 9:32 AM
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