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Yazd Free Walking Tour

Created with Sketch. Yazd, Yazd Province, Iran
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Duration

2 Hours

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Tour Type

Daily Tour

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Group Size

10 people

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Overview

Yazd Free Walking Tour

We start it by visiting qanats in Yazd. Qanat is a canal which old Iranians used to dig near an underground spring to provide water. The world’s longest qanat called Zarch was built after the advent of Islam in Yazd, Iran. It’s placed in near the historical Jameh mosque (Congregational) of Yazd, so the Muslims could do ablution by the water this qanat provided. We get to the qanat by passing 60 stairs down in the mosque. There are installed lights to see the way but still the atmosphere is dark, cozy and fresh due to the water around. It’s like an adventurous journey to the depth of the earth.

Let’s do another exploration of the maze-like routes of Yazd. When you wander in the adobe alleys, you feel like you’ve entered a time machine, travelling to a world without cars and getting a small taste of the indigenous lifestyle of Yazd. You may see kind sweet old men and women sitting on the platforms smiling at you. Adobe house architecture with wooden doors containing striking vista, perfect for taking astonishing pictures. Interestingly, the narrow routes in Yazd are called reconciliation lanes because of the close proximity that worked to diffuse any grudges.

Hazireh Mosque was built in the 7th century to be a refuge for poor people and also praying. The mosque’s construction has been renowned except the marble sanctuary and some of the eye-catching tiles. The vast yard with a basin in the center, towering pillars and net wooden doors have made it a tranquilizing area to meditate and clear your mind. Amir Chakhmaq Square, built in Safavid era is an outstanding sign for Yazd. What grabs your attention at first is a magnificent building which has several hollows and two minarets. You will be gazing at its gorgeous architecture and tiling.

Like most old squares in Iran, you can find traditional bazaars nearby. You will see the historic terrain of ancient bazaars and also hundreds of wind catchers on a rooftop in the way. Then we will take a look at Khan Bazaar dating back to Qajar era. The word ‘Khan’ means someone in a good social position in Persian, so it used to be a shopping center for Khans, while ordinary people couldn’t enter it. Nowadays, it’s the longest and the largest public bazaar in Yazd consisting many areas related to jewelry, clothes, copper, tiles and etc.

There are also the Khan School, Khan Public Bath and beautifully well-designed Khan Square in the same area. Yazd is an ancient city full of history and secrets of the old lifestyles, the good thing is you can easily discover them in real and get marvelous impressions in your own life.

Start

Location: Yazd
Time: 09:00

Finish

Location: Yazd
Time: 11:30

Tour Highlights

Qanat System
Windcatcher Room
Rooftop View
Ancient Walls Around Yazd
Hazire Mosque
Amir Chakhmaq Square
Khan Bazaar

What You Can Expect

Historical Attractions
Cultural Attractions

Physical Rating

1 Out of 5

Meals

None

Age Group

+3

Transport

None

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Adult discount

Price per Person
Price per Person Free

Itinerary

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Tour program

9:00
Visiting Qanat and wind catchers, having a view from roof top

9:30
Walking in ancient maze-like allies of Yazd

10:00
Going to Hazireh Mosque and then Amir Chakhmaq Square

10:30
Strolling through Khan Bazaar and Khan Square

11:30
End of the tour

Tour's Location

Created with Sketch. Yazd, Yazd Province, Iran

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Customer

10/05/2018

Amir makes Yazd even more magical!

The walking tour with Amir was such a delight, he showed me special places which I otherwise would have never seen. He tells a lot about details and their meaning which will otherwise would have stayed hidden. You can ask any question and he likes to share his knowledge. Besides said above, he is a real sympathic person which makes it an extra pleasant experience. 100% recommendable! Thanks again Amir!
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Customer

08/04/2018

Tour with Amir

I had great time with Amir. He was quite busy during new year but he still spare some time to show me around the city. He is friendly and flexible. He also showed me some unusal places. Highly recommend this tour guide to you if you are coming to yazd!
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Customer

05/01/2018

Best Yazd tour ever!

Amir is really friendly and welcoming.he took us to the different interesting alleys of the old neighborhood and explained us everything.
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