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Everything you should know about Yazd!

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.

In short, we will explain some of the sights of Yazd:

1. Amirchakhmaq complex

Amirchakhmaq complex is a vast heritage of Timurid architecture, which is located in the old part of Yazd. This collection is registered in the list of national works of Iran.

Amir Chakhmaq Square includes Bazaar, Reservoir and Mosque, each of which is spectacular and remarkable in its kind. The work created by Amir Jalaluddin Chakhmaq now has many fans among tourists.

Address: Salman Farsi Square, Imam Khomeini St, Yazd.

 

2. The silent tower

This tower is one of the sights of Yazd and a part of the mysterious history and rituals of Zoroastrians, which has become one of the sights of Yazd today. The Silent Tower is one of the crypts used by the Zoroastrians to bring their dead back to nature. In this way, after death, people were placed in these towers to be eaten by birds, and then whatever was left of their bones was left in the empty space between the towers, which is called the master, to return to nature. The silent tower of Yazd is located 15 km southeast of the city on a mountain.

Address: At the end of Shahidan Ashraf Blvd, Safaiyeh, Yazd.
Visiting Hours: 7:00 Am – 5:30 Pm

 

3. Dolatabad Garden

Dolatabad Garden in Yazd has the tallest windmill in the world. This garden, which is an excellent example for Iranian gardens, is located in the central part of the city. Dolatabad garden includes Sardar mansion, porch and windbreak building, Behesht Ain mansion and Hall of Mirrors, Tehrani mansion, reservoir and Nasser garden. Dolatabad Garden was built during the Afshari period and then completed during the Zandieh period, so that today it is a place for the sound of birds and the consolation of human soul.

Address: Dolat Abad Square, Shahid Rajaei St, Yazd.

Visiting Hours: 7 Am- 9:00 Pm

4. Fire Temple

The Fire Temple of Verhram guards the 1,500-year-old flame in its heart. This fire temple is one of the sights of Yazd, and entering it has its own customs. Men and women should be present at the Verhram Fire Temple with white hats and scarf. The architecture of the building is inspired by the details of Zoroastrian architecture and culture. The role of the great Forouhari, which has been installed at the entrance of the fire temple of Verhram, has given a special glory to this environment by being reflected in the water of the opposite pool.

Address: Atashkadeh St, Ayatollah Kashani Avenue

Visiting Hours: 7:30 Am- 9:00 Pm

 

5. Coppersmiths Bazaar

The Coppersmiths bazaar is one of the sights of Yazd, which has been registered in the list of national monuments of Iran, and this bazaar is the heritage of the Timurids for the city of Yazd and is 600 years old. Blacksmiths Bazaar is the center of production and sale of one of the most popular souvenirs of Yazd.

 

6. The Grand Mosque

This mosque is a porch in the heart of the desert. The Grand Mosque was one of the most beautiful mosques of the Timurid period and its tall entrance, inscriptions, minarets and tiles have given it the title of the most beautiful architectural masterpieces of the ninth century AH. However, this mosque did not only belong to the Timurid period, but was built over a period of 100 years and includes three different periods. The main foundations of the mosque date back to the Sassanid period and in terms of architecture belongs to two periods called Azeri. The dome of the mosque was built during the Ilkhanani period and its high entrance reaches Shahrokh in the Timurid period.

Address: At the end of Masjid Jame St, In front of Clock Tower, Imam Khomeini St.

Visiting Hours: 8:00 Am- 7:00 Pm

 

7. Water Museum

Water is very valuable in desert cities. The aqueducts and drainpipe of the desert city of Yazd are very famous. The Water Museum is located in the ancient home of the Kolahdoz. The museum is designed on five separate floors. The first floor shows two old drainpipe 75 km long and 2,000 years old that are still active. The second floor was a food warehouse that was stored in a special way. The temperature of this part, which is called Payab, is constant throughout the year and is equal to 14 degrees. The third floor is a summer residence for hot summer days. The fourth floor is the residence of the inhabitants of the house of the haters, which was built in the Qajar era by a famous merchant named Seyyed Ali Akbar Kolahdouz, and is now in the possession of the Yazd Water Organization. The fifth floor is the roof with a well on it and the drinking water of the house was supplied from it. One of the wonders of this house is the water plumbing, which belongs to 150 years ago. Some old objects belonging to different historical periods have been exposed to the public in this museum, such as tools for digging aqueducts, dividing water and some marriage documents in which water is mentioned as dowry.

Address: Shohada Crossroad, Qayam Avenue, Amirchakhmaq Square.

Visiting Hours: 8:00 Am- 7:00 Pm

 

The original and spectacular city of Yazd has registered a variety of delicious foods, souvenirs and sweets in its name. And now we introduce a few of them.

Sweets:

1. Qottab

2. Special Cup Cakes

3. Baklava

4. Coconut and almond Lovuez

Foods:

1. Sholi Pottage

2. Yazdi Stew

3. Gheimeh Yazdi Stew

Souveniers:

1. Pottery and Ceramics

2. Termeh

3. Gold

When traveling to the original and spectacular city of Yazd, do not miss the opportunity to shop for yourself and your acquaintances.

 

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