Village of Shafiabad, Kerman — in pictures

Ali Torkzadeh
Jun 19, 2017 · 1 min read

Shafiabad, the last populated area before the road veers into the Dasht-e Lut desert, is home to an ancient and very big caravanserai, which has been under renovation for years. Plans are to turn it into a hotel.

Shafiabad (SHA-fee-awe-bawd) is home to a growing number of lodges, referred to as “ecolodges”, which do a brisk business during the late fall, winter and early spring months but sit empty during the searing heat of the summer.

There is also an qanat on the edge of the village.

We stayed at the Ghadomberian Ecolodge, where we slept inside “capar” tents made out of dried palm leaves.

The village is about 100 km northeast of Kerman, in the Kerman Province.

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Originally published at Escape from Tehran.

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