Shah Abbas Caravanserai


Directly west of Khayyam Sq, the city centre's most interesting feature is this restored caravanserai, which incorporates into its arched niches a series of interesting mini shops selling turquoise, crafts and musical instruments. The western interior contains an archaeologial museum with a beautifully presented collection of medieval ceramics, primitive glassware and ancient gravesites, along with a useful model of how Neishabur would have looked 400 years ago. There's also a far less compelling wildlife museum.

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1. Archaeological Museum

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Seeing the large, 3D map-model of how Neishabur looked in the 17th century makes it well worth popping into this elegantly presented new museum, which…

2. Wildlife Museum

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Tucked into the western corner of the Shah Abbas Caravanserai is this small museum of stuffed birds, local animals, pinned insects and pickled snakes…

3. Covered Bazaar

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