A journey to the heart of the desert, One night at antique Caravanserai
Desert, heat, stars in the night sky, tired travelers, all the reasons for creating a masterpiece of architecture by the architects of the Safavid era. During the reign of Shah Abbas, the construction of public buildings expanded, Such buildings include Bridge, bathroom, school, water storage, and especially caravanserai. The old Caravansaries have the role of today's hotels in the last 500 years. These places built with distinct distances from cities.
The business groups and travelers could stay in these places.
The Caravansaries had two specifications:
- A place for accommodation with high artistic value.
- An important role at social and cultural issues.
Caravansaries due to their environmental requirements and their social necessity have found a position beyond a stopover or a home. Also, it changed to a place for the interaction and excellence of thoughts, the exchange, and contrast between the customs and traditions of different nations. This important function of the caravansaries has had a tremendous effect on the lives of the Iranian people. It is one of 999 such inns that were built by order of Shah Abbas I to provide travelers' facilities.
The caravanserai is situated on the Silk Road which was, until 1500, the main trade route between Europe and Asia. The caravanserai is a two-storied structure, square in plan, with a 16-sided courtyard and a water pool. Only two caravanserais have built with this shape. This caravanserai has renovated by original decorating and was given the UNESCO award for a best-renovated building in 2006.
Would you like to experience a stay as like as an old traveler in the heart of the desert?
If yes! Zein-o-Din Caravanserai is calling you!!
A Safavid caravanserai( 16th century) located in the heart of the desert of Yazd. Zein-o-Din Caravanserai is the only circled caravansary in Iran. The caravanserai has renovated with its main materials and elements, such as bricks and clay. When you stay at this historic place, all historical feelings of this place will be passed to you. That's why at re-designing this building has used all its original architectural elements and design to transfer the highest historical emotions to you.
The rooms are located around the corridors of the caravanserai. Some with wooden doors and others with just a thick curtain separating them from the corridor. The beautiful and exquisite Persian carpets have decorated the walls and walls of this place. A clean thin mattress, pillows, and blankets are provided. Everything is delightfully made to evoke the feeling of a Silk Road travel.
The sun is disappearing behind the mountains to the west and their color is turning too dark here on the edge of tall ranges from east to west.you are standing on the roof of Zein-o-din, around