January 11, 2021
One of the most important tourist attractions of Shiraz is Vakil Bath which is part of Zandieh Complex, along with Vakil Bazaar and Mosque. Vakil Bath was built in 1773. The area of this bath is 11000 square meters. This monument is 120 meters long and 80 meters wide.
The architecture of this building is very advanced considering the time it was built. When you enter through the small doorway of the bathroom, you will see the space of the dressing rooms through a corridor and a porch that has a gentle slope. This corridor and slope are designed in a way that helps adjust the air temperature between the outside and the inside. One of the unique features of this bathroom is the use of lime in decorating the ceilings and walls. Lime carvings of the Zandieh era were mostly in the form of vase designs, decorations that represent Iranian mythological and religious stories such as the story of Shirin and Farhad, Bijan and Manijeh, the arrival of Joseph to the Women's Assembly and the sacrifice of Ishmael.
Vakil Bath used to be a place for relaxation, interaction, and healthcare for people since Zandieh period up until a few decades ago. The carvings display the stories of people and the ceiling will be your book of stories.