Meymand is an ancient village which is located near Shahr-e Babak city in Kerman Province, Iran. Village of Meymand has 10,000-year-old lithographic patterns and six thousand-year-old pottery. Due to its defensive strength, Meymand has undergone less physical and social transformation throughout history.
There is a collection of very old works, such as scattered rocky houses, temples, castles, and various towers (dating back to thousands of years ago) that transformed Meymand from a village to a specific civilization complex.
This village is derived from two words (mey and mand), which means wine and drunkenness. Though others believe that these two words mean moment and happiness. Most residents of this village are dairy farmers and in the first 4 months of the year, they take their livestock to the plain. But in the next four months, they are engaged in gardening.
This rocky village of Shahrbabak city with a few thousand years old dates back to the days when humans searched their gods over mountains, and the mountain was a symbol of stability, power, sustainability, and will. Some believe that one of the first human settlements was formed in this area.
In addition to the theories, based on rock formations and the hunting scenes in the area, dating back to a few thousand years ago. Studies on pottery discovered in the area also show that the samples are found in several periods, including Parthian, Sassanid, and Islamic.
If you want to stay the night in Meymand, it is possible to stay in the amazing houses of the village. Do not worry about food in Maymand, you can try the dishes prepared by the locals.
How to go there: If you are travel from Tehran, it is better to go to Yazd, Mehriz, Anar, and Shahrbabak. There are about 290 kilometers from Yazd to Meymand, which takes about 3 hours.
There is another route from Kerman, Rafsanjan, Sarcheshmeh and Shahrbabak to Meymand. Meymand distance to Kerman is about 240 km and takes about three hours.