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Arak historic Bazaar Complex:

The Arak Historic Bazaar Complex is one of the first monuments of Arak County. Yet, this large complex consists of bathroom, mosque, school, water reservoir, and caravanserais that belong to the reign of Fath-Ali Shah Qajar and was built by Yusef Khan Gorji in the central part of Soltanabad (Arak's old name) in 1813 AD. Located in the middle of "Chaarsough", this bazaar has two paths of north-south and east-west which is linked to the old gates of the city through four directions. In fact, it has been the most strategic spot in the city in old times. Arak Bazaar was registered in the list of Iran's National Heritage on November 1, 1976 under the registration number of 1285. Arak Sara-e-Mehr complex building is one of the oldest and rare caravanserai which designed in old days, away from machine life with a certain elegance in three floors with a domed roof and beautiful interconnected porch for exchange goods and passengers accommodation. In the environment of this caravanserai, a beautiful blue pool with 8 sides glaring. Now this pool like a handmade pottery painting by an elderly artist, present their beauty to viewers. The existences of caravanserais in Arak market are loveable part of this collection. Mehr caravanserai is a craft museum and a place for local artist to gather together. This beautiful building has a rare architecture in Arak which attracts any viewer comments. This old building has created by master artist and architectures with a special delicacy for caravans and passersby in the central plateau of Iran to take a rest. Now this beautiful place to stand firm and remain as a legacy of art and a place for artist and creators crafts that put a new life in to this building. The coppersmith combines with artistic and architectural beauties to be a manifestation of today and yesterday art.

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