The picturesque city of Yazd is a well-preserved mud-brick old town with distinctive wind-catchers, and numbers of historical sites. One of the most interesting points about the city is its unique architecture, where you can find old houses with a magnificent platform and interior design.
The best silk weaving textile called Termeh is the main product of the city, which is a brocades textile made with traditional Iranian patterns. There is a different type of local pastry in Yazd, as an example Baqlava, Pashmak, and Qutab. The traditional cuisine of the city is Ash-e Shooli which is a delicious Persian soup made with spinach, parsley, leek, fenugreek, and beetroot seasoned with vinegar or pomegranate paste.
If you are planning to visit Iran, Yazd should be included in your itinerary for sure. In this article, we are going to introduce the best places to visit in Yazd.
Amir Chakhmaq Complex
The Amir Chakhmaq complex is situated at the heart of the city which can be considered as a
All around the complex are shops which serve ice cream, local pastry, and handmade items of the city.
The old part of the city is a well-preserved, and still inhabited district with its interconnected alleys which is one of the oldest towns on earth. The yellow-brown
One of the
The same as every Persian Garden in the country, there are numbers of fountains, symmetry and dotted with trees such as cypress trees in the garden. In addition to these, there are pomegranates trees in the garden which are perfect for the climate of the city. It is said that the residence was built at the 18th-century with the highest wind-catcher in the country. The 33-meter central wind-catcher and stained-glass windows
Zoroastrian Fire Temple
Zoroastrianism is an ancient monotheistic religion which dates back to approximately 3500 years ago, which was the main religion in Persia at the time. The city of Yazd can be considered as the
The temple is a National Heritage site and opens for tourists except during the religious events. When visiting the place, preferably wear white or
Towers of Silence
The other fascinating Zoroastrian site which is located outside the town is Towers of Silence. These two circular towers raised from a solemn desert landscape, which was in accordance with tradition, the bodies of deceased Zoroastrians were left in the towers’ central pits for scavenger birds to pick at till the 1960s.
At the place, you will have the possibility to understand the tradition of Zoroastrians, after a person dies. They believed the body must have been taken away from alive human and left at the place to ensure purity and peace for the person. When visiting the area, you will notice small houses which were used for relatives of the deceased to stay and mourn in while selected individuals took the body to the tower.
Yazd Water Museum
The magnificent item in Yazd is the underground water supplement system named Kariz or Qanat which was listed by UNESCO in 2016 as a World Heritage Site. The museum, which displays the 2000 years irrigation system has been in operation to describe the drilling of mother wells, and the use of water distribution clocks.
Saheb A Zaman Zurkhaneh
The cavernous water reservoir was built around 1580, which crowned with five burly wind-catchers. This impressive piece of architecture stored water for much of the city until modern irrigation made it redundant. Recently a new purpose was considered for the building and it turned to a house of strength in which men exercise Pahlavani and Zoorkhaneh rituals using heavy wooden clubs.
The ritual has been nominated and selected by UNESCO as an intangible cultural heritage of Iran in 2010. It has named differently as ‘varzesh-e
The Khan Bazaar is the oldest bazaar in the city, and one of the oldest ones in the country. The bazaar built at the 9th-century, in which you will find textiles and handwoven cloth made traditionally in Yazd for centuries. Recently, the bazaar has expanded into the main Bazaar of Yazd.
If you are looking to spend a night in the desert this place is the best option. Zein-o-Din Caravanserai is a classic small caravanserai built on the orders of Shah Abbas I. This caravanserai has been renovated and turned into a fine hotel where you can relive the experience of