Dangers & Annoyances
- Kerman is reasonably safe but the number of drug addicts makes it worth taking extra care at night.
- Iranians joke that drivers here are particularly devil-may-care in their attitudes to road safety. If you've got your own wheels, drive carefully.
- For years, overpass construction has turned Azadi Sq into a chaotic traffic bottleneck forcing vehicles to take vast detours just to get across the street.
Entry & Exit Formalities
Signal is one of two coffeenets (internet cafe) in the shopping centre on the northeast side of Valiasr Sq. There are several more close to the Hotel Omid.
Sharifi Exchange One of three exchange shops near the bazaar's western end.
Behind a beautifully moulded entrance, the so-called Econo Museum is actually a series of craft shops and workshops off hidden courtyards – but the ticket desk doubles as a tourist info office of sorts, with free city maps if you ask for them.
Parse Owj Reliable agency selling air, train and bus tickets.