UNESCO Heritage Sites

The Persian Qanat

Date of Inscription: 2016

Shazdeh Mahan Garden is a famous historic Persian qanat in Kerman

To fight against the ever- present problem of aridity in Iran, since antiquity underground galleries, many kilometers long, have been dug collectively to channel water from the aquifer springs of the foothills to the villages and fields. This system of underground canals or qanats is also a testament to the equitable and peaceful sharing of water within communities affected by aridity.