Mahan, located 35 kilometers from Kerman, consists of two places of interest: the Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah Valí and the Garden of Shahzadeh.
The prince’s garden is located 5 kilometers from the mausoleum, south of Mahan village and south-east of Kerman, and is one of the 9 Persian gardens that have been registered on the UNESCO World Heritage list (in 2011 ). This garden, built in the late 19th century dedicated to the Qajar prince, Mohammad Hassan Khan, has hundreds of massive trees, streams of water, and fountains, making it a desert paradise. The pavilion was used as the prince’s summer residence.
Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah Valí
Located southeast of Kerman. The mausoleum houses the tomb of a Sufi teacher, considered a saint by Sunnis, and was built in 1436. The exterior of the building features two minarets and brick walls. Its dome covered with turquoise tiles was added by Shah Abbas I. The great dome and the main door inlaid with ivory were restored during the Safavid era. The first inner yard, surrounded by beautiful cypress trees, is a place where visitors are reassured before visiting the tomb and the second courtyard opens to the outside through a monumental portal framed by two minarets. The Mausoleum of Shah Nematollah Valí is a pilgrimage site for disciples of Sufi doctrine.