Yazd
Yazd

About Yazd

A must for all first time visitors to Iran. It is a dessert city located in the center of the country Yazd is the city of “Wind Catchers” and it was listed by UNESCO as a world heritage

Yazd means Praiseworthy. The city has maintained its traditional texture and has withstood modern urbanization changes

:Atashkadeh  ( Zoroastrian Fire Temple )

.It’s a place of worship for the Zoroastrian.In Zoroastriasm, fire is the symbol of truth and light and represents purity and brightness of GodIt’s the only fire temple ( Atashkade ) in Iran where Zoroastrians practice their religion . It’s located in the middle of .a vast garden of fruit trees and pine with a round pool in front of it.There are 9 fire temples in the world. Other 8 fire temples are located in IndiaThe fire inside has been burning since 470 AD  and is visible through a window.  A person called Hirbod is in charge .of keeping he fire burning

 

Khan Bathhouse:

This traditional bathhouse has been converted into a restaurant and coffee house after renovation . It’s a cool place to chill out in the summer heat.

In the past , bathhouses in Iran were not the only places for bathing and cleaning up. It was a place where most people gathered to talk about their life , share news and humors.

:Dowlat Abad Gardens

What is really spectacular about this garden is the wind catcher which is the tallest old wind catcher in the world. It was built in the 18th century

.Make sure to go inside the house and enjoy the cool air funneling down the tower

A long pool with fountains and tree-lined walkways on both sides made this garden a charming and serene place to relax and chill out.

:Museum Of Zoroastrians History And Culture

.The tour of this museum covers all the details about the history of Zoroastrianism

 This museum exhibits Zoroastrian arts, clothing, food and ceremonies. There , you can see mannequins in ethnic clothing, too

:Water museum – yazd

The building belonged to a merchant and was built in 1929. The museum exhibits the tools and techniques used in the past in creating underground water passages (aqueducts) connecting them to the farms for agricultural purposes.

The water museum has put a variety of drilling tools and qanat digging equipments on display.You can also find documents  for the sale and purchase of water  and many other valuable items such as water contains for storage and transportation of water

Towers of silence (dakhmeh):

(where the dead left to the vultures)

Since the 1970s , the use of dakhmehs has been illegal in iran , forcing Zoroastrians toadopt to new burial methods , as iran was developing and dakhmehs become closer to cities .therefore Zoroastrians community decided to burry bodies beneath concrete to keep out all contamination.

It’s a type of structure used traditionally by Zoroastrians for the disposal of the dead involves the exposure of the dead body to the sun and vultures.Zoroastrians believed that the four elements – fire, water, earth and air are sacred and should not be polluted by the disposal of the dead.

Kabir chief mosque of Yazd

The most magnificent monument of Yazd city is its chief mosque. An old and very smart monument. The complex consists of the brightness of tiles, heights of minarets , beauty of plasterwork , expansion of the apron , paralysis of the dome ,and finally its board winter hall ,each being a factor and element of dignity , beauty and artfulness of this 1000year old praise worthy memento .the high and skyscraping convent of the mosque, regardless of its long structure has been built on a thin shoulder and the vertical pressure of the sky minarets on the tenuous piers has created an exquisite scenery.

Ancient & architecture works of Yazd city

Yazd city , both from desert architectural point of view , and from important , various and praiseworthy ancient monuments point of view is glittering in central desert of Iran. The ancient works of this city include a unique set of Iranian Islamic monuments. These monuments mostly belong to Saljoughid Seljuk dynasty and they show the beautiful architecture of the time. This architecture , which through the combination of the tiles and bricks and plaster work , has originated masterpieces ,is unique from variety and beauty points of view. The soil color combination of the buildings, vents with blue sky of the desert and the green color of trees, specially pine tree , has granted a strange charisma to this region.

Moaven-ol-molk convent

The convent is one of the monuments in the city of Kermanshah , remained from qajar era. Its unique tiles have made the building superior in comparison with other convents. The pictures carved on the tiles refer to sorrowful scenes of Karbala like battle of Ali Akbar (P.B.U.H) , battle of Ghasem (P.B.U.H), and sequences from Tavvabin resurrection and Mokhtar meeting. Different pictures of mythical and historical kings and sultans are seen on other tiles in the upper section .also on Abbasid walls, the entrance sequence of Yusef into Kan-an, Suleiman court, and pictures from Ali (P.B.U.H) and imam Hussein( P.B.U.H) have been decorated with colorful tiles.

SanandAj museum

One off the historical place of Sanandaj is Salar Saeed edifice, which is now used as Sanandaj museum. The edifice was constructed by Molla Lotfollah sheikh-Ol-Islam at the end of Naser-ed-din shah Ghajar dominance and later it was owned by Salar Saeed Sanandaji and so became famous under his name.

The most interesting and beautiful section of Of the edifice, is the big sash of the big sash of the hall, and took 4 years to be completely constructed. the sash has got seven doublets and it is regarded as an artistic wooden masterpiece.

Nder,s tomb

While Iran was passing a terrible era following the extinction of Safavid as well as Mahmoud, and Ashraf

Afghan,s dominance, Nadir arose from Khorasan land.

During his governance,he made manyconquests.

But at the end of his life after he had blinded his son, Reza Qoli Mirza, because of suspicion, his condition changed and he exaggerated in inflammability and finally he was killed by five generals of the soldiers (Qezelbash)in 1160 H.G Nadir intended to bulid a mason on his grave which resembled Taj-Mahal of India and he ordered the stones of the building to be carried from Maragheh, but he died beforehe could see the completion of the tomb building.the new building was finished in 1340.

The pier of Nadir Shah,s statue is connected to tomb,s building and his gunmetal horse statue,6.5 meter high, having statues of3 soldiers standing beside the horse, have been transferred from Roma to the site.the statue design has been prepared by Abul-Hossein Sedigi.

 

:Alexander’s Prison

It was built about 8 centuries ago. The construction has nothing to do with Alexander the Great, contrary to its name!

.Legend has it that Alexander the great jailed and exiled his enemies in this place. He used it as a dungeon

.This ancient domed structure actually used to be a school for the study of the Islamic religion

A number of booths are located in this building in which all kinds of Persian souvenirs are sold