vakil bath

Vakil bath Museums

Vakil Bath is an old public bath in Shiraz, Iran. It was a part of the royal district constructed during Karim Khan Zand’s reign, which includes Arg of Karim Khan, Vakil Bazaar, Vakil Mosque and many administrative buildings. During the time of its construction, 18th century, private baths in homes were rare and going to this bath was considered a royal treatment .The entrance hall of the bath house is where the shoes and clothes were changed before entrance to the bathing area. The historical bath house was not only famous for its uniqueness and diversity of people who would attend but also for its beautiful architecture featuring traditional Persian dome style ceilings. The turquoise colored tiles that decorate the ins and outs of the buildings, and others, are also a historically famous trend of Persian architecture. What you see as concrete now was once glimmering colorful tiles that covered floor and ceiling . There was a special room where was a common place for people to sit down, socialize, and do work as they waited their turn for a bath .Stepping through low arched hallways to enter other rooms, one can get a feel for the bathing process. One of the last rooms features a place where the people wait their turns for massages, scrubs, and even getting their teeth pulled .The building is used as a museum now.

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