The main characteristic of most of the Kerman alleys in the Qajar period was a very low width and high walls of houses and the presence of a awning (a roof between two walls that prevented sunlight, rain and snow), which still example of these alleys can be seen in some of the old neighborhoods of Kerman (such as the Shahr neighborhood and the Zoroastrian neighborhood). There are two reasons behind the narrowing of the streets and the high wall of the Kerman house in the past:

This caravanserai and other buildings like mosque, bathhouse, and bazaar were built by Mohammad Ismail Khan Vakilolmolk, the governor of Kerman during the Qajar period. It is worth noting that some part of the clock tower of this caravanserai (which is evident in the photo) is now destroyed.

Ganjalikhan Square, surrounded by mosques, bathhouse, ab anbar (water reservoirs), caravanserai, mint and bazaar, was built by Ganjali Khan, the ruler of Kerman during the Safavid period.

The caravanserai was built by Ganjali Khan in 1007 AH / 1599 AD and all of the inscriptions composed by well-known Iranian calligrapher Alireza Abbasi, which were destroyed during the attack of Agha Mohammad Khan Qajar (1209 AH / 1795 AD).

Around the city of Kerman, in the Qajar period, the fence was drawn in the form of a wall, and at certain intervals, soldiers were placed inside towers to protect the city. Six gates were embedded in this fence, whereby people would enter and leave the city.

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