Yazd

Yazd is a city in central Iran and the capital of the Yazd province. It is an ancient city dating back to the Sassanian Period (224-651 AD). The province is divided into ten counties: Abarkuh, Ardakan, Bafq, Behabad, Khatam, Mehriz, Meybod, Ashkezar, Taft and Yazd County. Yazd which is located 270 km southeast of Isfahan province has a population of approximately 560,000 and attracts a growing number of tourists. The city is located at 1,203 m (3,947 ft) above sea-level, and covers 110 km2. The city is hot and dry in summer due to its location, which is between the two main deserts of Dasht-e Kavir and the Kavir-e Lut. Traditionally, Yazd is famous for Termeh, the brocade made with Iranian patterns and used in dresses, bags, footwear and interior decoration.

Amir chakhmagh Complex:
Amir Chakhmaq Complex is a well-known structure in Yazd, central Iran. There is a mosque located on a square by the same name. The complex also houses a caravanserai…           Read more

Dowlat Abad Garden:
Dowlat Abad garden is an exquisite example of typical Persian-style gardening, it dates back to 18th century when it was commissioned by Mohammad Taghi Khan-e Bafghi…           Read more

Congregational Mosque (Jāmeh Mosque):
The Congregational Mosque (Jameh Mosque) of Yazd is the grand, congregational mosque of Yazd city. This 12th-century mosque is still in use. It was first built under Ala’oddoleh Garshasb…      Read more

Fire Temple:
A fire temple in Zoroastrianism is the place of worship for Zoroastrians. It is said to be Iran’s only temple housing Atash Bahram. The fire inside is said to have been burning since about 470 AD…    Read more 

Water Museum:
This 124 year old Museum located in Yazd displays the tool and techniques used for the past 4000 years in Iran in creating underground waterways (called Qanats) and connecting them…             Read more 

Fahadan (old neighborhood):
The word “Yazd” means “worship”, it is known in the Islamic Republic as “the City of Muslims”. This may be because Yazd is also the birthplace of the Zoroastrian religion…                    Read more

Silence Tower:
In the Zoroastrian tradition, once a body ceases to live, it can immediately be contaminated by demons and made impure. To prevent this infiltration, Zoroastrians purified…           Read  more

Henna Grinding Workshop:
Henna grinding is a 700-year-old profession still practiced in traditional bazaar of the city. The old style henna mill in Yazd is used to grind henna leaves into henna powder…             Read more

Cypress of Abarkuh:
The world’s oldest cypress with more than 4,500 years old is located in Abarkuh, a city in Yazd province. It is likely the second-oldest living thing in Asia. Old cypress of Abarkuh…     Read more

Chak Chak:
Chak Chak village consists of a Zoroastrian Fire Temple perched beneath a towering cliff face in the desert of central Iran. It is located amongst the mountains of Ardakan…                        Read more


The Zein-o-din Caravansary is located in Yazd province, Iran. This caravansary dates to the 16th century and is situated on the ancient Silk Road. It is one of 999 inns built during the reign of Shah Abbas I to provide facilities for travelers. Also Zein-o-din is one of the two caravansary built with circular towers. After its refurbishment, it has operated as an inn… Read more

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