The horrible 2003 earthquake drew the attention of the world to Bam, the city holding the world’s largest brick structure. The Arg-e Bam is spread on an area of about 20 hectares and its Cultural Landscape encompasses an area
of about 492 hectares where you can find many palm groves, subterranean water canals-the traditionally made aqueducts or Qanat in Persia and several other natural attractions.
In Arg-e Bam, several monuments from prehistoric times to the Islamic era have been discovered. As you pass the gate of Bam, you step to a silent city. With the help of your imagination, however, you can still hear the sounds of life-the sound of people in the streets, houses and commerce buildings-for the echo is forever preserved in Bam’s clay buildings. Bam and its Cultural Landscape were registered in UNESCO World Heritage List following the devastating 2003 earthquake that destroyed over 90 percent of the clay structure.