Introduction When you think about the oldest biological creatures alive in the world, you may consider bacteria which in some cases have been frozen and alive for 500,000 years. Although some scientists believe that in order to be considered the oldest, there should be a continuous metabolism in that creature and bacteria cheat nature with […]
We are going to learn about some of the top things to do in Yazd. Most of which include visiting these outstanding historical sites.
What about drinking a cup of original Persian tea on the rooftop of Yazd? What about enjoying the mesmerizing alleys and wind catchers? Apart from all the historical sites, Yazd offers to its visitors, you can visit Yazd Art House and spend a couple of hours to enjoy the stillness and beauties of the whole […]
Yazd in Iran is filled with historical and cultural marvels; that’s why UNESCO has recorded the historical part of the city as a global heritage. In fact, Alexander’s prison in Yazd is one of the historical attractions shining in the city. It is a really popular tourist attraction in the city and you should not […]
Amir Chakhmaq complex is one of notable buildings in the historical city of Yazd which has been recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO since 2017. Amir Chakhmaq is lit up with orange lights after sunset every evening and that’s the best time to visit this spectacular site. Besides being noted for its symmetrical […]
A paradise in the middle of the desert. Dolat Abad Garden located in Rajaii Street, Yazd, is 7,000 square meters of heaven on earth. Dolat Abad Qanat was specifically dug to supply water for this garden. Some special individuals have touched the history of Dolat Abad. The most famous one is Karim Khan Zand, the […]
Nowadays Zoroastrians are among the religious minorities in Iran, with a huge history though. That’s why there are stunning tracks of them in different parts of the country. Dakhmeh-ye Zartoshtiyan in Yazd is one of these tracks. These structures are also known as the mute towers of Yazd and more popularly, The Towers of Silence. […]
One of the attractions of Yazd is the peaceful coexistence of religions in it. You can get to this conclusion easily by paying attention to the various religious buildings in Yazd. In the heart of the city, Yazd Varham Fire Temple stands out, and just a few blocks away, you can see the Yazd Grand […]
1. Towers of Silence
2. The Old City of Yazd
3. Jameh Mosque of Yazd
4. Dolat-Abad Garden
5. Zoroastrian Fire Temple
Yazd fire temple is the place where they keep the Zoroastrian sacred fire in Yazd city. Also. it is the prayer place of Zoroastrians living in this city. This fire temple dates back to the Pahlavi era. However, the fire that burns in it has been lit for more than 1500 years. In fact, the fire in the Zoroastrian fire temple of Yazd is one of the three ancient and sacred fires of Zoroastrian followers from the Sassanid period, which is still burning brightly.
Yazd fire temple is one of the symbols of this city. Moreover, it is a part of the cultural and historical heritage of this ancient city and an example of the coexistence of different religions, as well.
6. Kharanagh Village
7. Yazd Art House
9. Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture
The Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture or Markar Museum is one of the most influential places in the modern history of Yazd. It has played a significant role in the education of Yazidis.
Markar Museum(Yazd Top Attractions) is an ideal place to learn about Zoroastrian history and rituals. This museum is in the basement of the Markar complex, with valuable items relating to religious and traditional clothing, celebrations, and ceremonies. It is also a place to learn about the lifestyle of the old Zoroastrians, as well as the life of the Pashootan Ji Dusabhai Markar.
10. Bafgh Desert
11. Saheb A Zaman Zurkhaneh
12. Alexander’s Prison
Alexander’s Prison or Ziaiyeh School (Yazd Top Attractions) is actually a school that is eight centuries old. In 1234, Ziauddin Hussain Razi built this school. Then in 1306, his sons completed it.
In this building, there is a well with a diameter of two meters in the middle of the yard, which leads to a cellar with a depth of five meters. The dome of this building is 18 meters high. Unfortunately, most of its decorations have been lost. Some attribute the age of this building to the time of Alexander the Great’s attack, which was used as a prison and later they changed its use.