Entrance of the Vakil Bath Museum - in the past, this building was used as a restaurant and a carpet museum

Entrance of the Vakil Bath Museum - in the past, this building was used as a restaurant and a carpet museum

Upon entering this historical bath house one is met with this scene which represents building's past

Upon entering this historical bath house one is met with this scene which represents building's past

This realistic looking models depicts the cashier who would collect the money for the entry to this public bath house (hammam)

This realistic looking models depicts the cashier who would collect the money for the entry to this public bath house (hammam)

Model of a dervish (sufi, holy man) - this bath house goes back to the Zand era of Shiraz

Model of a dervish (sufi, holy man) - this bath house goes back to the Zand era of Shiraz

Vaulted ceiling of the Vakil Hammam - this building was built by Karim Khan Zand in the 18th century

Vaulted ceiling of the Vakil Hammam - this building was built by Karim Khan Zand in the 18th century

A skylight in the ceiling to allow natural light into the building

A skylight in the ceiling to allow natural light into the building

Paintings inside the Vakil Bath - during the time of its construction, private baths in homes were far and few so this place was a magnet for the locals

Paintings inside the Vakil Bath - during the time of its construction, private baths in homes were far and few so this place was a magnet for the locals

A pool is located in the middle of the main dome

A pool is located in the middle of the main dome

Around the pool, there is raised platform which was used for different activities inside tha bath house

Around the pool, there is raised platform which was used for different activities inside tha bath house

A bathroom worker is depicted in  life size wax statue

A bathroom worker is depicted in life size wax statue

Different types of people would come here and they would dress according to their social status or profession

Different types of people would come here and they would dress according to their social status or profession

This is a client, which refers to general public

This is a client, which refers to general public

This bath house wasn't only a place of taking hot or cold bath but also a scoial place for the locals

This bath house wasn't only a place of taking hot or cold bath but also a scoial place for the locals

A wax statue of porter with his bag

A wax statue of porter with his bag

People would often sit and wait for their turn in order to get the treatmeant they require in this bath house

People would often sit and wait for their turn in order to get the treatmeant they require in this bath house

This hammam is located in the historical centre of Shiraz, close to the Vakil Mosque and the bazaar with the same name

This hammam is located in the historical centre of Shiraz, close to the Vakil Mosque and the bazaar with the same name

Bathing process sometimes involved more than one services, for example, a barber area, massage area, skin treatmeant to name few

Bathing process sometimes involved more than one services, for example, a barber area, massage area, skin treatmeant to name few

This guy is dubbed as

This guy is dubbed as "Aga Sayyed" which roughly translates as the "master" but it may also refer to the lineage of the Holy Prophet

Here a bride to be is joined by her friends in

Here a bride to be is joined by her friends in " Hina Ceremony" which requires the hands and feet of the girl painted with colour

Barber shop or section of the hammam

Barber shop or section of the hammam

This building is closed from all sides but it has plenty of natural sunlight and fresh air circulating in it and it also makes a good stop to see the Persian architecture

This building is closed from all sides but it has plenty of natural sunlight and fresh air circulating in it and it also makes a good stop to see the Persian architecture

Hot bath section of the hammam

Hot bath section of the hammam

This part of the hammam was going under some renovation work

This part of the hammam was going under some renovation work

Ceiling of hot bath area of the Vakil Bath

Ceiling of hot bath area of the Vakil Bath