Vakil Bazaar

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Vakil Bazaar
بازارِ وَکیل
Bazaar vakeel.jpg
General information
Architectural style Persian
Location Shiraz, Iran
Construction started mid 1760's
Completed late 1760
Technical details
Structural system Bazaar
Size 3,000 m2 (presumed)
Design and construction
Architect Karim Khan Zand
Engineer A team of engineers all from Zand territories

Coordinates: 29°36′53.93″N 52°32′48.47″E / 29.6149806°N 52.5467972°E / 29.6149806; 52.5467972

The Vakeel Bazaar [1]of Shiraz bustling with shoppers.
Bazar of Shiraz as seen by Jane Dieulafoy in 1881

Vakil Bazaar (Persian: بازار وکیل‎‎) is the main bazaar of Shiraz, Iran, located in the historical center of the city.

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 only was renamed after Karim Khan Zand 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 numbers of mosques and Imamzadehs constructed adjacent or behind the Bazaar.

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  1. ^ 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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