The Global City of Wind Catchers



The Global City of Wind Catchers

With its numerous Badgirs (wind catcher), mud-brick houses and delightful places to stay, Yazd is a 'don't miss' destination.

Yazd that grew in the middle of the desert, is a very special place in an incredibly interesting city. Centuries of improvements and adaptation to survive extreme climatic conditions, led the builders of the city to provide shapes and structures that look, to every tourist’s eye, out of this world.

Yazd Tourist Attractions

Yazd Historic Mudbrick Architecture

The historic city of Yazd was registered on UNESCO’s World Heritage List in 2017. The earthen architecture of Yazd has escaped the modernization that destroyed many traditional earthen towns, retaining its traditional districts, the qanat system, traditional houses, bazars, hammams, mosques, temples and the historic gardens.

Jame Mosque of Yazd

located in the heart of Yazd, Yazd Jame' Mosque is one of the most marvelous historical monuments. This spectacular building surrounded by bazaars, libraries, bath houses and other urban institutions is crowned with a magnificent dome, decorated with turquoise and white geometric tiles. It has a pair of minarets, the highest in Iran, and the portal's facade is decorated from top to bottom in dazzling tile work, predominantly blue in color.

Yazd Fire Temple

Originally settled 5000 years ago, Yazd has an interesting mix of people, some of whom follow the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism. Housing some of the foremost examples of Persian style of architecture, the Iranian city of Yazd also houses symbols of Zoroastrianism like Tower of Silence and the Fire Temple.

Yazd Tower of Silence

Tower of Silence (known also as a ‘dakhma’) is a type of structure used for funerary purposes by adherents of the Zoroastrian faith. This Zoroastrian practice for the disposal of the dead involves the exposure of the corpse to the sun and vultures. This practice has been used traditionally by Zoroastrians, though it has become less common in recent times.

Amir Chakhmaq Complex

Amir Chakhmagh complex is one of the most remarkable squares of Iran located in the center of Yazd. the complex also houses a Tekieh (a place where religious mourning rituals are held). Amir Chakhmagh complex was built in the 15th century by Jalal-al-din Amir Chakhmagh, who was the governor of Yazd in the Timurids period.

Dowlat Abad Garden

Dolat Abad Garden, built around 1750, is a Persian architecture jewel which annually attracts thousands of domestic and foreign tourists visiting Iran. The tallest wind tower of the pavilion inside the garden is conceivable from miles away. This traditional air-conditioning system of local houses around the desert in Iran is the essential elements at the residential structures.

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