Kerman, Iran, is a city in the southeastern corner of the tourist trail around Iran. It has a beautiful city centre and even more incredible scenery around the city that is worth exploring.
Kerman is one of the five historical cities in Iran and has the largest handmade carpet production in the country, which is one of Iran’s biggest export products. Wander around the city for a few days and explore the rich cultural heritage of Kerman, Iran. The highlight -- and possibly even the main reason for visiting Kerman -- is the amazing scenery in the desert just outside the city. The so-called Kaluts are about one-and-a-half hours outside Kerman; here you will find impressive sand dune formations. Visit the Kaluts during the day or watch a spectacular sunset. Go there by yourself or ask your Kerman, Iran hostel about an organized tour. Camping in the desert may be possible too. Also visit the well-preserved historical fortress in Rayen, about one hundred kilometres from Kerman, Iran.
The concept of hostels is fairly new in Iran, but is quickly becoming popular, with many new hostels opening around the country. There are a few hostels in Kerman, Iran at the time of writing. Some accommodations that are classified as guesthouses also offer dorm rooms or even have a dorm only. Most Kerman, Iran hostel rooms have regular bunk beds like in other countries around the world. However, some of the dorms have Iranian-style mattresses on the floor instead. Check the description of your hostel in Kerman, Iran, before making a booking. Until recently it was not possible to book a Kerman, Iran hostel with one of the major booking websites registered in Western countries due to political sanctions. Now some of the Kerman, Iran hostels can be booked on those booking sites. If you book your hostel in Kreman, Iran, through an Iranian booking website, you may have to confirm your booking by e-mail, after receiving an automatic booking confirmation from the website.
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