Yazd became first
UNESCO-listed Iranian city where people still live. It is also the world's
largest inhabited adobe city.
Heritage Committee voted in favor of it on Sunday during the committee's 41st
session in Krakow, Poland.
hectares of 2,270-hectare historical texture now boast world heritage status.
Yazd is the first
adobe (mud brick) city of the World and the second historical city after Venice
The city is known
for its adobe architecture, Zoroastrian fire temples and tall structures known
as Badgirs (wind-catchers), which in ancient times functioned as natural
ventilation in large buildings.
Yazd is home of
UNESCO-listed Ancient Persian qanats and Dolat Abad Garden, too.
It is 22nd world
heritage site of Iran is recognized by UNESCO and with 22 sites, Iran is ranked
first in the Middle East and eleventh in worldwide.