Amir Chakhmaq Square - Yazd

Yazd

Yazd cityYazd is a deserted city located in central Iran between Kerman and Isfahan and considered one of the most visited cities of the country. It is also the only UNESCO heritage city of Iran.

History of Yazd

Yazd Historical City
City of wind-towers

During the (226-642 A.D) Sassanid dynasty, Yazd was an important center for the followers of the Zoroastrian faith and it is continued up to the present and now the largest Iranian Zoroastrian community is still living here.

 

The fire temple of Yazd and Chak Chak village are the most sacred places and pilgrimage sites for Zoroastrians from all around the world.

People in this area are adopted living in the desert and during the centuries they discover how to live in this situation.

Marco polo the famous Italian merchant and explorer mentioned Yazd as a noble city that people weave special silk tissue when he passed through Asia along the Silk road.

The most common material for building houses is mud-brick which acts as insulation to prevent heat, however, the design of these houses is incredibly beautiful and amazing.

 

Traveling to Yazd will teach you how people live in a desert town and how they adapt to it.

 

You will learn the mechanism of underground water supplement that is called Qanat, water reservoirs (Ab Anbar), icehouses (Traditional refrigerator), wind catchers (Air conditioning system), and pigeon towers (Used as a natural fertilizer for fields and farms).

Don’t know how to start your tour? here are the places you Must-See in Yazd.

A UNESCO heritage city in Iran
The old city of Yazd

Attractions

Jame Mosque

 

Amirchaqmaq Square

 

Dowlatabad Garden

 

Varahram Fire Temple

 

Towers of Silence

 

Water Museum

 

Alexander/Harun Prison (Ziyaeieh School)

 

Fahadan Residential Quarter

 

Boqeh Davazdeh Imam (12 Shia Imams Holy place)

 

Lariha House

Attractions near Yazd

Narin Qaleh (in Meybod)

 

Ice House (in Meybod)

 

Shah Abbasi Caravansary (in Meybod)

 

Pigging House (in Meybod)

 

Chapar Khaneh (in Meybod)

 

Chack Chak (near Ardakan)

 

Kharanaq Village

Handicrafts

Carpet Weaving

 

Pileless carpets

 

Termeh (traditional Brocade)

 

Brocaded Silk

 

Velvet

 

Blankets

 

Bed-clothes

 

Earthenware

 

Engraving

 

Glassware

 

Leatherware

Traditional Foods and sweets

Yazdi Gheime

 

Baghlava

 

Qutab

 

Pashmak

 

Paloode Yazdi

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