Must see in Yazd – Dowlat Abad Garden
Dowlat Abad Garden is a historical Persian garden was built in 1747 and registered as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
Its famous windcatcher ( Badgir ) with 33.8-meter height is the highest identified wind tower in Iran.
This traditional air-conditioning system is an essential element at the residential structures in deserted cities of Iran.
Dowlat Abad is a glorious garden in the heart of desert full of flowers, pine, cypress, and pomegranate trees, in the pavilion, you can admire stunning halls decorated with stained glass doors and windows.
Towers of silence are unique structures traditionally used by Zoroastrians in their funeral. These towers built to keep the holy elements (air, water, earth, and fire) defined in the Zoroastrian religion clean.
The practice has been banned in since the 1970s, due to sanitary regulations (but it is still practiced by India’s Zoroastrians in Mumbai and Karachi)
Climbing up to the Towers is a very special experience besides its great view, Wear comfortable shoes and do not forget to bring your sunglasses, your hat and a bottle of water.
Towers of Silence are a highlight of Yazd city and certainly worth a visit.
Must see in Yazd – Zoroastrian Towers of Silence (Dakhmeh)
Must see in Yazd – Jameh Mosque of Yazd
The original building in Jameh Mosque of Yazd dates back to Sassanid Era (800 years ago) when it was used as a fire temple, it turns into a mosque after the Islam and reconstructs during a different period.
The inscriptions and patterns of the grand iwan are a particular highlight.
Stunning tile works, magnificent dome, a pair of incredible minarets (one of the highest in Iran) are the other factors making this mosque a proper choice for those who would like to enjoy history and architecture.
Nearby Attractions: Amir Chakhmaq Complex – Water Museum – Fahadan District – Alexander Prison – Zoorkhaneh ( Iranian Traditional Gym )
Amir Chakhmaq is the name of a beautiful square in Yazd ( built in the 15th century between 1418 and 1438 ) that includes several structures such as a mosque, bazaar, and water storage. Amir Chakhmaq Square is the symbol of Yazd city and also known as the center of social gatherings for locals.
The stunning three-story facade of this square is considered as a masterpiece in Persian architecture and a beautiful place to visit in Yazd especially in the late afternoon.
Nearby Attractions: Water Museum, Water Storage (Changed to Zoorkhaneh or Persian traditional gym)
Must see in Yazd – Amir Chakhmaq Complex
Must see in Yazd – Varham Zoroastrian Fire Temple (Atashkadeh)
This fire temple is a holy place that belongs to Zoroastrians who offered their prayers there for ages. The sacred fire of this temple has been continuously burning since 470 AD in the Sassanian Empire (for 1,550 years).
According to the Zoroastrian religion which is the oldest known monotheistic religion, fire is represented purity, truth and the brightness of God.
You can see the Fravahar symbol at the entrance of the building represent good thoughts, good words, and good deeds, the basic beliefs of Zoroastrianism. There is also a museum there which explain some of the customs and principles of the Zoroastrians.