Ganj Ali khan bathhouse

Ganj Ali khan bathhouse (also called Hamam Ganj Ali Khan) was built in 1611 by Ostad Mohammad Soltani architect. It is a collection of art, architecture and using different materials with a suitable space which attracts people to itself. The bath is 64m in length and 30m in width at an area about 1380 sq.m.

Ganjali Khan Bathhouse

Ganj Ali khan bath is a wonderful work, that with its beautiful tile-works, paintings plaster-works pats the eyes of every visitor. Baths are included among the inseparable part of city’s building and are the main and important parts of Islamic cities and villages. The entrance to the Ganj Ali bathhouse is located along a section of Ganj Ali Khan Complex. It is a unique building because of its ornamentation in the style of two historical periods, the Safavid (17th Century) and the Ghaajaar (19th) and because of its tiles, painting, plaster work, the decoration in the cladding of the ceiling and the interior of the dome, and the arrangement of glazed skylight named goljam.

The water of this bathhouse was supplied by the Shahr Abad Qanat which was passed from 30km of Kerman city. This bathhouse was used until 1907 and after that time used as a storeroom of shopkeepers.

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Ganj ali khan Bathhouse Parts

1- Sar Dar (The entry portal) :The entry portal of these baths has been decorated with beautiful paintings of Safavid era.

2- Corridor: The first corridor of the bath that achieved to the sarbine.

3- Sarbine (Dressing room): Cloakrooms were usually octagonal, occasionally square.

4- Hashti (corridor between sarbineh and garmkhane): The  bathhouse was built with convoluted corridor between corridor and the entrance of the bathroom to adjust the temperature difference of outside and inside.     

5- Garmkhane (Golkhan furnace): The long of its hot-chamber (Garmkhane) is 6/25m in width is 7/5 m and its reservoir is 8/5 m in length and 5/7 in width at an area of 44/8sq.m.

6- Time stone: This stones show the time by passing the sun light from themselves.

7- Hakem neshin: The most important person of a city took a shower here, in a seprated and private place of a bath.

8- Hejamat gah: In this place a traditional doctor removed a dirty blood by horn of animal from a person body.

10- Nezafatkhane (private bathhouses):This place separated to some parts for private shave.

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