Kharanaq- Chak Chak- Meybod tour would be The most popular tours from Yazd.
Although tour to Kharanaq, Chak Chak and Meybod is a one day tour from Yazd, due to the diversity
of historical and structural of Kharanaq, Chak Chak and Meybod, it will play a great
role to enrich your trip to Iran.
Kharanaq, which was known as a world and historical village, was introduced as the 23rd city of Yazd province on July 6, 2020.
· Tour to Kharanagh/
Driving 70 k.m to the north of Yazd, we reach Kharanagh/
Kharanaq city. This 4500-year-old city is surrounded by mountains on
one side and desert from the other side which has given it an attractive view.
New generations always want to know how the predecessors lived, how they built
their houses, and how they survived dangers. Due to these goals a tour to Kharanagh/
Kharanaq grabs the attention of every tourist.
Many buildings in Kharanaq/ Kharanagh city are completely collapsed and
ramshackle, but among them, the remaining mosque from the Qajar period, a
shaking minaret from 17th and the caravanserai of the city have
been reconstructed and can be visited. Walking through the streets and the
mud-brick houses during your tour to Kharanaq can really blow your mind.
There is also an amazing stone bridge in Kharanaq city. This bridge has never been
a place for people or animals to cross. The only purpose of the bridge is to
transfer water from one side of the river to the other.
· Tour to Chak
It is time to continue our magnificent tour to Chak Chak,
the significant holy shrine of Zoroastrians settled in the huge cliff. Chak
Chak literally means drip drip and refers to the legend behind it;
during the Arab invasion, the princess of the Last Persian Empire took refuge
in the mountains to be survived. The mountain ripped open and hugged her to be
saved. Her tears are dripping ever after that day as a spring in the heart of
Thousands of Zoroastrian pilgrims come to Chak Chak to pay their respects. They visit the Chak Chak shrine especially during an annual festival held between 14 and 18 June.
In your Chak Chak tour, after climbing up the stairs you will face the entrance of the cave
shaped shrine there is an old sycamore tree trunk. The candle flame is
constantly lit in the shrine and there is a place to burn incense or sacred
wood. There is also a picture of Zoroaster on the wall of the Chak Chak shrine.
Paying respect to the shrine, it is time to drive around 60 K.m
to complete the Kharanaq- Chak Chak and Meybod tour by visiting the ancient city of Meybod.
· Tour to Meybod
Meybod is a historical city with many popular monuments:
Narin Qale (Narin Castel) of Meybod
Narin Qale (Narin Castel) of Meybod is the oldest and largest mud-brick monument that is left from the ancient world. Narin castle was a government
citadel during the Sassanid era, its eye-catching view mesmerizes any visitor during Meybod tour. There is a legend about Narin Qale (Narin Castel) that this castle was built by
Suleiman the Prophet and was a place to hide treasures.
The area of this seven-floor castle is three-hectare and has
several towers and fortifications and is located on a hill overlooking the city
In fact, Narin-Qale (Narin Castel) consists of two main parts for
a living, they are known as the upper and lower parts.
In the lower part of Narin-Qale (Narin Castel), many sectors are destroyed, such as the mosque,
the baths, and the passages, and other urban areas, and today there is no sign
of them, which is called Sharestan's urban architecture.
Meanwhile, in the upper part of Narin-Qale (Narin Castel), known as the Sovereign's part,
buildings and sites have been built on three floors, starting from the third
gate and ending with a snail-shaped movement in the King Section known as the
Sovereign of Muzaffari. The light provided for the covered spaces is also
created in the form of holes that are placed in the upper parts of the walls.
2. Meybod Caravanserai
The Meybod Caravanserai, also known as "Shah Abbasi Caravanserai",
is one of the initial caravanserais of the Safavid era and has special
importance in terms of spatial design, architectural style, and geographical
Meybod Caravanserai is one of the most comprehensive road-complexes and there are buildings such as Chapar khaneh (post office), Ab anbar
(water reservoir), and Ice-house. In the middle of the caravanserai, there is a
large rectangular courtyard with sloping corners, and around the courtyard, there are porches and rooms behind them.
The number of inner and outer chambers of the caravanserai is
about 100, 24 of which are located in the courtyard of the caravanserai of Meybod.
In the middle of the courtyard of the caravanserai, there is a
small octagons pool within which the water of the qanat flows and has filled
the pool with water. This space in the middle of the courtyard is one of the
unique features of Meybod Caravanserai that you can see in your Meybod tour.
Another feature of this caravanserai is a large reservoir built in
its neighborhood and has a brick dome and four tall windbreaks.
3. The Pigeon House (Tower) of Meybod
The pigeon house of Meybod was built as a nest for birds,
especially pigeons. The main usage of these buildings is to collect bird
droppings for use in agriculture, tanning, and so on.
Pigeon houses are buildings that were built with a width and height
between seven and 15 meters, and within the hundreds of places are built for
the nests of pigeons with the same shape and dimensions. In your Meybod tour, you have a chance to visit one of them.
Most pigeon houses are in the form of cylindrical towers and holes
have been made in their inner walls to house birds.
The impact of respecting the animals in predecessors' architecture
4. Zillow (Zilou) Museum of Meybod
Zillow (Zilou) is a kind of handmade ground cover that is woven
with cotton yarn, which is suitable for desert areas due to the coolness of
cotton and is very similar to kilim, with the difference that kilim is woven
from wool. Zillow is an old and historical product that even Nasser Khosrow in
his travelogue refers to 500 Zillow (Zilou) weaving workshops. Zillow is also
the art of the people of the historic city of Meybod.
The Zillow Museum of Meybod is located in the eastern hall of Meybod
Caravanserai. It is the first and only Zillow Museum in the country and
therefore Meybod is introduced as a national city and now as a global city of
5. Ice- House of Meybod
Meybod Historical Ice- House is a brick monument belonging to the
Safavid era to make and store ice. Each Ice-House normally had a pool and a
high wall and a domed tank. The fence was built in such a way that its shadow
would fall on the pool all day and prevent the pool water from heating up. The
ice that was made in the Ice-house's pool in the winter was broken and stored
in the Ice tank to be used in the summer.
6. Pottery workshops of Meybod
Pottery is one of the first and most important inventions of
humans. It is one of the most important artistic manifestations for historians
and archaeologists. Archaeologists learn about the social and economic
conditions of a period or region through pottery.
Meybod is one of the best pottery cities in Iran, which has the
most successful concentrated workshops.
The history of Pottery in Meybod dates back to thousand years ago
and Meybod pottery has always been given to others as a souvenir of the Yazd
trip. So highly recommend visiting them during your tour to Meybod.
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