|Construction started||mid 1760s|
|Size||3,000 m2 (presumed)|
|Design and construction|
|Architect||Karim Khan Zand|
|Engineer||A team of engineers all from Zand territories|
It is thought that the market originally was established by the Buwayhids in the 11th century AD, and was completed mainly by the Atabaks of Fars, and was renamed after Karim Khan Zand only in the 18th century.
The bazaar has beautiful courtyards, caravansarais, bath houses, and old shops which are deemed among the best places in Shiraz to buy all kinds of Persian rugs, spices, copper handicrafts and antiques.
Like other Middle Eastern bazaars, there are a few mosques and Imamzadehs constructed beside or behind the bazaar.
The Vakeel Bazaar of Shiraz bustling with shoppers.
- Assari, Ali; T.M. Mahesh (December 2011). "COMPARATIVE SUSTAINABILITY OF BAZAAR IN IRANIAN TRADITIONAL CITIES: CASE STUDIES IN ISFAHAN AND TABRIZ" (PDF). International Journal on Technical and Physical Problems of Engineering. 3 (9): 18–24. Retrieved 7 January 2013.
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