An Invitation to Meet the Bride of the Desert
On the first day of traveling to Yazd, stay in the city, and enjoy the unique historical atmosphere of this charming bride of the desert. Preferably, spend the night in one of many charming hotels like Dad Hotel or the many old houses renovated to host guests like the Laleh Hotel or Moshir al-Mamalek Garden Hotel. Early in the morning before the sun gets too hot, go to the Towers of Silence. It is a circular, raised structure built by Zoroastrians.
The Realm of Yazdan
The World's Largest Adobe City
Dating back to 5,000 years ago, the North and West sides of the central desert in Iran is home to one of the earliest settlements of humans in the country, a valuable civilization which introduces one of the astonishing adobe architectures of the world. This piece is written to celebrate the registration of Yazd city as a UNESCO World Heritage and flaunt its many merits. Yazd, the Heaven of Adobe and Divine Motifs.
These charms of Yazd will enchant you
A small desert town in the center of Iran and in the vicinity of the most beautiful deserts of Iran. An enchanting desert city that fascinates the visitors with its simplicity and beauty. The people of this city can take the lush spring wind and tall green trees from the heart of the dry and barren desert. The people who have used such engineering and intelligent solutions to coexist with the harsh nature of the desert have not only conquered the desert but also the world proud of Iran and them and for this reason, Yazd is recorded as the only city of Iran at UNESCO.
Yazd During history
Yazd or the city of windcatchers and the first city of Iran recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO is the capital of Yazd Province, is located in 270 km southeast of Esfahan,Iran. The proximity to the central desert of Iran and coexistence with the harsh nature of the desert region has made this city a perfect example of desert architecture. It is nicknamed the "City of Windcatchers" from its many examples.
Why Yazd Tourism
Lying in the heart of Iran's desert of Kavir-e Markazi on one hand and resting on the mountainside of Shirkou with a height of 4075 meters above the sea level on the other hand makes the city of Yazd enjoy the dramatic change in temperature. Spending about an hour traveling a distance of at least two kilometers makes each tourist aware of the palpable change in temperature up to 40°.
Although nature is less generous with the dese people here always persevere in their efforts to bring me a vivacity, our ancestors began working in hot sunshine to create life. The architectural masterpieces all recount the story o diligent people who never abandoned their work even if the weather was not favorable. Yazd is a perfect example of the genius and creativity of desert people in the face of a harsh nature.
Multicultural identity of Yazd
Different parts of Yazd city have various religious and non-religious buildings that have remained during the past years. These religious buildings include mosques, hosseiniye, Holyshrines, tombs, synagogues, and Zoroastrian fire temples. Also, non-religious buildings that have religious-cultural roots such as water reservoirs, baths, Qanats, schools, caravanserais, and bazaars are a complement for the first part.
Yazd in the Travelogue
Yazd is the most famous city of Kavir, a city with hospitable people who understand the situation of passengers in the hot desert very well. With its winding alleys, a huge amount of badgirs, adobe houses, and charming places to stay, Yazd is a 'don't miss it' destination. On a flat plain surrounded by mountains, the city is wedged between the north of the Dasht-e Kavir and the south of Dasht-e Lut, and is every inch a desert city.
Architectural and Natural Attractions of Yazd
Yazd is one of the most attractive and beautiful desert cities in Iran. A collection of the most beautiful and dazzling effects of architecture - history - culture and art - and nature has made this city the most attractive desert city in Iran. As you walk through the narrow alleys of the city, the long shadows of the clay walls intoxicate you with the scent of spring flowers.
Yazd in brief
Yazd is one of the vastest desert land cities in Iran and is mainly known as the driest city in the country. This legendary city is located in the center of the Iranian plateau at an altitude of 1200 m above sea level and is famous as the bride of the desert. Hot days at most of the year with drylands and proximity to the central desert of Iran - low rainfall and severe evaporation, as well as huge daily fluctuations in temperature have created difficult living conditions for the residents of this region.