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Underground city Kariz, Iran

From series “Unbelievable Underground Mini-Cities”
In Iran you can also find an underground town. Under Kish city has placed an underground city Kariz. Now it is a popular touristic place of this area. The system of tunnels was built approximately 2,5 thousand years ago. Originally it was used for the allocation of water. The city is amazing big, its whole area goes up to 10 000 square meters.

Underground city Kariz, Iran Several years ago, there had finished a major reconstruction. After which there begin to open shops, touristic centers and entertainment facilities. We don’t know as the exact date as its original usage of the city. Some researchers suppose that the underground’s age is over 5 000 years, its whole length is 3 000 meters. Tunnels go for 14-16 meters under the ground.

According to the modern researchers’ opinion, the underground city Kariz is nothing more than a huge ancient aqueduct. However, some researchers claim that within thousand years after the building, this system of the allocation of water was fundamentally modernized and used for other goals. The researchers are still puzzled how locals of this ancient city could build such enormous tunnels 5 000 years ago. Next - Derinkuyu

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Underground city Kariz - interactive map

Useful staff nearby

ATM bankomat: 'Tourism Bank ATM' located in 0.89 km ( check the route on the map).
Car rental office: 'Pariz Pars Kish' is located in 2.11 km ( on the map).
Fuel station: 'gas station' in 0.87 km
Parking: 'Kish International Airport Parking No 2' in 2.43 km
Apotheek: 'Amid Pharmacy' in 1.79 km

Nearest airports:
 »  Dubai Airport DXB - in 201 km
 »  Sharjah Airport SHJ - in 206 km
 »  Ras Al Khaimah Airport RKT - in 222 km
 »  Khasab Airport KHS - in 230 km
 »  Bateen Airport AZI - in 241 km
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