The City of Yazd is located in the middle of the Iranian plateau, 270 km southeast of Isfahan and in the deserts of Iran close to the Spice and Silk Roads.
It survives today with its traditional districts, the qanat system, traditional houses, bazars, hammams, water cisterns, mosques, synagogues, Zoroastrian temples and the historic garden of Dolat-abad. The city enjoys the peaceful coexistence of three religions: Islam, Judaism and Zoroastrianism.
This city is like a jewel in the heart of the desert that has Iranian architecture in its finest elegance and beauty. The sights of Yazd are so diverse and beautiful that they will water the eyes of the audience. Join us to walk in the back alleys of Yazd history and art and talk more about the beauties and sights of Yazd.
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As a Persian garden, Dowlat Abad Garden is well-known for its high windcatcher. This garden is located in Chahar Menar quarter in Yazd. Not only this garden is registered in the list of Iranian national heritage, but also it is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites. With about eight and a half meters height, its windcatcher is the abode highest one in the world. It should be mentioned that because of generations of adaptations to its desert surroundings, Yazd has a unique Persian architecture. It is nicknamed the "City of Windcatchers" from its many examples.
This garden was built at the end of the Afsharid dynasty (1160 AH) by the founder of the Khans Of Yazd, Mohammad Taghi Khan Bafghi, known as the Grand Khan . At first, he built a qanat (sixty five kilometers long) to transfer the water from Mehriz to Yazd and from Yazd to Dowlat Abad Garden. Including a collection of buildings, ponds, and fountains inside an area full of flowers and different trees, this garden was built and it covers seventy thousand square meters.
Aqueduct of Dowlat Abad Garden is two hundred years old and it consists of a series of five aqueducts. The Pavilion of Dowlat Abad is one of the most important parts and the windcatcher is situated on it. The wind enters the building and it crosses the ponds, so for the persons in the building, it becomes cool and pleasant. The cool breeze moves to alcove and hallways through the bottom of the windcatcher. As a result, this pavilion called the summer building.
Located in front of the sunshine, Behesht Aeen was the building for winter residency for the family. This building is in front of the vestibule and separates Andaruni (in traditional Persian residential architecture part of the house in which the private quarters are established) and Biruni (the parts which are not private). The garden has a row of different trees, the most important of which are pine, cypress and Mohammadi rose. Different species of fruit trees, especially grapes,cherry and pomegranates, cover other garden spaces.