Monday, October 27, 2008

25 October – Arg-e Rayen, Iran

We left the Kaluts, passing some old caravanserais and mud brick villages along the way.

Half way between Kerman and Bam is the town of Rayen. The Arg (Citadel) of Rayen has become famous after the larger Arg of Bam was destroyed in an earthquake in 2003. Arg-e Rayen is a fortified town, about 1000 years old. It had been abandoned for 150 years when restoration started in 1996. It is very impressive to walk around in this beautiful and partially restored mud brick town, surrounded by high walls that look like they are from a movie.

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