Kerman is one of the five old towns of Persia. In the past, it was known as Carmenia. The city is one of the highlands of Iran surrounded by mountains. Throughout history, Zoroastrians, Muslims and Jews have lived peacefully together in this city. Having a very long history, the city is abundant with tourist attractions. Ganjali Khan's collection is the most prominent site which is composed of a mosque, a school, a water storage and a historic bathroom. The first and the only Zoroastrian Museum is located in this city. The handicrafts of the city, including carpets and copper-ware, have a worldwide reputation. Throughout history, the city has gone through many ups and downs. It has been the capital of the country for several times and has experienced periods of mass destruction and massacres. Kerman was conquered in 1794 after a long blockade by Agha Mohammad Khan, the founder of the Qajar Dynasty. Angered by the city's resistance, he ordered all men and boys to be blinded. 20,000 eyeballs were pulled out and the city was completely destroyed.
The most important attractions of Kerman are: Ganj Alikhan Complex (Bath, Bazar and Mosque), Jabalieyh Dome, Shahzadeh Garden, Sheikh Nematolah Vali Tomb, Kalouts of Shahdad (Shahdad Desert), Raien Citadel, Bam Citadel, Rageh Valley at Rafsanjan, and Stone Garden near to Sirjan.