Karvansara-i Ganj 'Ali Khan
Kerman, Iran
The caravanserai is located on the east side of the Ganj-i Ali Khan Square. Its portal bears a foundation inscription from 1598/1007 AH composed by calligrapher Ali-Riza Abbasi. Its architect was Ustadh Muhammad Yazdi.

The plan of the caravanserai is based on the four-iwan typology, with double-story halls centered on tall iwans enveloping four sides of an open courtyard. There is an octagonal fountain at the center of the courtyard which is chamfered at the corners. The caravanserai measures thirty-one and a half by twenty-three meters. It has a small domed mosque at one corner that measures five and a half by five meters.

Sources:

"Ganj-'Ali Khan." Encyclopedia Iranica [Accessed March 20, 2005]

Hillenbrand, Robert. Studies in Medieval Islamic Architecture Vol. II, 497-498, 522, 539, 577-578. London: Pindar Press, 2006.
Location
Kerman, Iran
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Events
1598/1006-1007 AH
Style Periods
1501-1722
Variant Names
کاروان سرای گنج علی خان
Original
Karvansara-i Ganj 'Ali Khan
Transliterated
Karvansara-yi Ganj Ali Khan
Alternate transliteration
Karvansara-ye Ganjali Khan
Alternate transliteration
Ganj 'Ali Khan Caravanserai
Translated
Building Usages
caravanserai
commercial