Kerman Bazaar is divided into various parts and each part was constructed during the government of a different dynasty. The primary part which is also the oldest is the Ekhtiarieh bazaar which dates back to before the Timurid empire attacked Iran.
One of the main parts of Kerman Bazaar is named Chahar Sough Ganjali Khan (Chahar Sough in Persian, is a form of passage in a bazaar which looks like a cross) in which the performed paintings and Muqarnas artworks date back to the time when Ganjali Khan complex was constructed, i.e. approximately 400 years ago. In the following, we will be more familiar with different parts of this bazaar and their backgrounds.
Hindus Caravanserai– Late 19th Century
This caravanserai was in control of Hindus who inhabited Kerman to sell the goods they brought from India in this place.
Vakil Bazaar and complex
The other section of Kerman Bazaar is Vakil Bazaar which was constructed in 1865 with the efforts of Vakil-ol-Molk. Vakil complex of Kerman includes a bazaar, caravanserai, bathroom, and mosque. The two-story caravanserai is one of the most attractive sections of this complex.
Ebrahim Khan Complex and Bazaar
Ebrahim Khan Complex was constructed in 1815, during the Qajar dynasty. In addition to the bazaar, the Ebrahim Khan complex also includes a school, a bathroom, and Ab-Anbar (a traditional cistern of drinking water used in Iran in antiquity).
The other parts of the bazaar include:
Mozaffari Bazaar (1349-Gregorian calendar)
The Smithery Bazaar (19th century)
Ghale Mahmoud Bazaar
Meydan Ghale Bazaar
Each corner of Kerman bazaar dates back to a different historical period and if you aim to visit Kerman, it is highly recommended to visit this bazaar as well and enjoy the amazing architecture of the various sections.