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Fascinating sport of the strongmen of Iran

We dropped in to this complex on the off chance something would be happening. A couple of young... read more

Reviewed 25 June 2018
Amman Governorate, Jordan
very interesting

if you have time make sure you stop to watch this curious workout routine! nothing like you've ever... read more

Reviewed 9 May 2018
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Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
Salman-e Farsi | Near Amir Chakhmaq Square, Yazd, Iran
+98 913 157 3319
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

We dropped in to this complex on the off chance something would be happening. A couple of young blokes were training and they were happy to put on a show for us. The different activities that make up this sport were very interesting to watch...More

Thank R0hanL
Reviewed 9 May 2018

if you have time make sure you stop to watch this curious workout routine! nothing like you've ever seen before. even though the audience gets over crowded, still worth a visit.

Thank pannaanna
Reviewed 15 April 2018

The demonstration is really worth it. It takes +- 45 minutes. You can see the water tank below too. The tea etc they offer you has the be paid in the end but is as inexpensive as everywhere

Thank Jurgen B
Reviewed 28 January 2018

in the evening we went there , it was over crowded and noisy but guys in the middle were doing a very nice performance after that we went under the stage which was a underground water reservoir

Thank Default010220187
Reviewed 11 January 2018

We came to see the water reservoir in the morning, and didn't know what is this strange place with strange objects. But the owner showed us everything (how to use each of them), and it amazed us. Never seen a sport like it, something at...More

1  Thank Katia S
Reviewed 6 January 2018

It is very nice to see this sport in this place. The music is so good and the men do the sport very professionally.

Thank Ahmad T
Reviewed 3 January 2018 via mobile

Only for if you like watching average skilled gymnastics.. some push-ups and swinging with the bats.. no handstands or flips or anything cool.. ah well maybe i expected too much.. btw tea and coffee costs as much as the entrance fee (50.000 rials)

1  Thank Tom K
Reviewed 24 November 2017

Impressive "sports" training session. Full with traditions, and they really seem to do it for themselves, not for the tourists. In Nov 2017 they had a session at 4.30pm, 5.30pm and 7pm. 50.000 Rial entrance, absolutely worth it. ps: Don't miss the down part of...More

1  Thank OTR19
Reviewed 25 October 2017 via mobile

Wow what a surprise this was. We were enthralled, so good to sit and watch such a traditional exercise. While wrestling might be mentioned in some descriptions there was no physical contact between the participants. The drummers and the poetry just add to a fantastic...More

Thank Youngone51
Reviewed 21 October 2017 via mobile

A part of Iranian culture that you shouldn't miss out on. Zurkaneh is a traditional sport which is a kind of gymnastics for men with the emphasis on strenght. On a higher platform a man with a drum accompanies the athletes during the exercise. It...More

Thank isabella_deruiter
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