Iran Tourism in Yazd province

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Kabir Friday Mosque of Yazd

Iran Tourism, The word “Yazd” means “holy” and “clean” and the city of Yazd means “holy land and the land of the God”. According to lbn Balkhi in his book Farsnameh (Sixth Century AH), the original name of Yazd was “Ketheh” meaning “Small town” in ancient Persian. Because Yazd was small compared with lsatis which was a big city near Yazd. Estakhri state that “Katheh, the center of Yazd, is a city on the rim of desert with good weather and having enough convenience necessary for big cities”.

In the Islamic period and when people accepted Islam, the city was called “Dar-ol Ebadah” (worship place). This name was chosen by Malekshah the Seljuk because Ala-od Dowleh Kalenjar asked him for the region of Yazd to worship there. Yazd is the first abode and the second historical city of the world; Venice is the oldest. Yazd province is an ancient and historical land of Iran. Yazd is located in an arid and wide valley between Shir Kuh and Kharanaq Mounts. the Kabir Friday Mosque of Yazd is an architectural masterpiece of Iran that sits in Darvaze-ye Shahi neighborhood of the city.

Al-e Kakuyeh erected many buildings during their rulling years in Yazd. They build many aqueducts, mosques, seminaries, and libraries. Aqa Jalal-edin Muhammad, the governor of Yazd, erected two minarets on the lofty portal of the mosque in the rulling years of King Tahmaseb the Safavid. One of the minarets can move in two directions. There is a cellar beneath the countyard. It is decorated by bricks and tiles. There are two entrances to the cellar in the northern and western sides of the mosque.

General destruction and reconstructions took place in the complex of the mosque in Qajar era and the present big courtyard and surrounding porches were added. This building consists of a lofty portico, two summer prayer halls on the sides of the portico, two winter halls on the eastern and western sides, a big rectangular courtyard, and two cellars.

Mir Chakhmaq Complex-Yazd

Mir Chakhmaq Complex is an outstanding historical remain of Yazd. Amir Jalaleddin Shami, the governor of Yazd in Timurid era, and his wife, Fatima, erected the Friday Mosque, an abbey, a caravanserai, a bath, a water reservoir, a confectionary, a bazaar, and a well. The building of Amir Chakhmaq is the entrance of bazaar and part of a Husseiniyeh built in the 13th century AH. The founders built a square on the north of the mosque. It is still there and is the downtown of Yazd. The square was called so in the Safavid era. Some remains, such as an intersection on the reconstructed caravanserai, have been added in the region of King Abbas.

Old Bazaar Complex of Yazd

Qeisariyeh Bazaar, situated between Khan Square and Khan Seminary, has a more beautiful architecture than other wooden gates. Yazd fabrics are traded in this bazaar. The oldest part of the complex is bazaar of Hajji Qanbar, dating back to the ninth century AH. It is part of the cultural_historical complex of Amir Chakhmaq. Bazaar of Tabriziyan probably belongs to the Qajar period. It is at the end of the Panjeh Ali Bazaar. The arched ceiling has round and often lancet arches. The old doors of the shops are four-leaf wooden ones. The materials used are adobe, clay, brick and plaster. The bazaar has a vaulted ceiling with ribs about four meters high.

Dowlat Abad Garden-Yazd

 The Dowlat Abad Garden of Yazd is one of Iran dating back to the Zand era. The highest known wind tower wind tower of Iran is in this garden. The garden has some edifices, sunshades, aqueducts, pools, and several water canals. The big historical aqueduct of Dowlat Abad is formed by a combination of five individual aqueducts. The 33.8-meter high tower of Dowlat Abad Garden is the highest wind tower of Iran.

Narin Qal-e Castle-Meibod

Narin Qal-e stands on a hill. The building dates back to the Arsacid era in pre-Islamic period. It was repaired in Muzaffarian era. The castle covered a 3-hectare ground in seven floors with towers, a bailey and several gates. The Narenj Castle had four tall round towers. Some colored and pained potteries more than 4000 years old from Elamite era have been discovered near Narin Qal-e. it has been used as a military fortification in different periods.

Historical House of Aqazadeh-Yazd

The house of Aqazadeh and its attractive wind tower in Abarkuh belong to the Qajar era. This house be longed to Seyyed Hussein Abarquee, a wealthy man of the city. This Historical House is important due to its architecture and its use of traditional architectural elements of Iran. The wind tower is 18 meters high and has a base   of 18 square meters. There are 19 openings on the tower which is harmonious with and related to the openings on the other section of the wind tower. The wind tower cools and the pavilion illuminate the lower space and the hall of the house. A handicraft fair holds in the New year holidays in this house. Many tourists attend this fair every year.

iran tour guide, By the development of the media, Iran is now well known in western countries and lots of tourists travel to Iran annually. However, travel to iran has the potential to have much more visitors.

iran travel is very extensive; the magnificent touristic sights and attractions can be found in every corner of the country. You can choose to hike and ski in the Alborz mountains or see the nomadic life in Zagros mountain chain.

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