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 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.