Shiraz ,s ancient trading district is comprised of several bazaars dating from different periods.the finest and most famous is the Bazaar – e -Vakil  ,a cruciform structure commissioned by karim khan as part of his plan to make Shiraz ito a great trading centre.The wide vaulted brick avenue are masterpieces of Zand architecture ,with the design ensuring the interior remains cool in summer and warm in winter .Today,it,s home to almost 200 stores selling carpets,handicrafts,spicesand clothes and in one of the most atomospheric bazaars in Iran ,specially in the early evening when it is fantastically phptogenic .as usual,it,s best explored by wandering without concern for time or direction ,soaking up the atmosphere in the maze of lanes leading of the main thoroufares.

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