Do you have 1-2 days in Yazd, wondering which sites you must put in your
In order to help you plan your stay, I have prepared this list of the 10
best things to do in Yazd, with most highlights and must-see attractions. It
will for sure give you an idea for your trip to Yazd.
The desert city of Yazd is one of the most unique
cities of Iran. A beautiful and calm old brick town with brick work, prominent landmarks or
wind-catchers on the fringes of the sky and countless historic sites have made
it a must-visit destination for any tourists who visit Iran.
Yazd is believed to be the world's oldest adobe
city. Historic city of Yazd is the first Iran city,
which is submitted in UNESCO list.
Here we review a few things to see and do in Yazd;
1. Old Town
Well preserved, still residing in the old town of
Yazd, with its charming streets, it is a delight to get lost in the
afternoon walking. The yellowish-brown colors of the brick buildings indicate
how dry the city is and the periodic markers that come out are a reminder of
the ingenuity of Yazd's traditional architecture. Look for rooftop access to
some unforgettable sights, but remember to respect the privacy of local
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2. Amir Chakhmaq Complex
The central architectural complex of Yazd, the
Amir Chakhmaq complex, is located in the heart of the city and in a square of
the same name. The heavy, three-storey facade shows a beautiful symmetrical
stone facade that glows brightly after sunset. It is one of the largest
Husseiniyas in the country (monuments used to commemorate the death of Imam
Hussein) and dates back to the fifteenth century, though it has undergone many
3. Zoroastrian Fire temple
Zoroastrianism, an ancient monotheistic religion
dating back to about 3,500 years ago, was the main religion in Iran before the
Islamic conquest, and Zoroastrians still live in some parts of the country.
Yazd is the center of Zoroastrianism in Iran and several places of religious
and historical importance of Zorostrians are located in Yazd. The most
important is the incendiary or important fire temples, a central fire that is
said to have been burning since the 5th century A.D.
4. Tower Of Silence
The Tower of silence was located outside the
city, although by Expanding urbanization, currently it is surrounded by many
buildings now. These
two tall, high-rise structures stand on top of the adjacent hills from a steady
desert landscape. By the late 1960s, according to tradition, the bodies of the
deceased Zoroastrians remained in the main pits of the towers for the selection
of protective birds. Abandoned Zoroastrian buildings at the base of the hills
help to breathe the unnatural air of this place.
5. Jame Mosque
The exquisite Jame Mosque is visible all around
the Old Town. Reportedly,
14th-century structure has some of the country's highest minarets and
exemplifies Iranian-Islamic architecture with the delicate work of blue mosaic
tile. Some elements of the mosque date back to the early twelfth century. The
intricacies and inscriptions of the Ivan's Great Tower are particularly
6. Dowlat Abad Garden (Bagh-E Dowlatabad)
It can be said that with abundant fountains,
cedar and pomegranate trees, Dolatabad garden can be chosen as heart of Persian
Gardens. The eighteenth-century residence offers shade and some beautiful
buildings and attracts tourists all year long. The 33-meter central
wind-catcher as well as a set of colored glass windows create a magical beauty,
that you won't find elsewhere or will soon forget.
7. Chak Chak
About 70 km from Yazd, the most important Zoroastrian pilgrimage in Iran, is Chak Chak.
According to legend, a small rocky village on the side of the rock opened up a rock face and took refuge in the invasion of Nabbanu, the daughter of the last pre-Islamic ruler, Arab invaders. The Chuck Chuck Temple, which means "drop by drop" in Persian, contains a spring always dripping, said to be a mountain that cries for Prince Nikbanu.
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8. Saryazd Fortress (Castle)
The ruins of the castle in the nearby village of
Sariazd deserve a 45-minute journey from Yazd. The defensive structure of the
Sassanid era, consisting of two-storey and three-storey blocks, is remarkably
well preserved. Created by the Safavids, the castle is collapsing in some
areas; however, after a few hours here, it is not difficult to understand why
Yazd was so historically unattainable.
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9. Kharanaq village
No day trip to Yazd province is complete without
a tour of the ancient village of Kharang. It's been inhabited for more than
1,000 years, these days the brick muddy village is practically deserted, but
you will see a few farmers still pottery around it. Incredibly beautifully,
visitors are free to discover abandoned remains. Highlights include a Qajar-era
mosque and ancient aqueducts below the valley.
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10. Zurkhaneh (Zoorkhaneh)
Varzeshe-Pahlevani (Varzeshe-Bastani) is an
Iranian sport dating back to ancient Iran. It's a combination of martial arts,
power training and music. Before bodybuilding, the Iranians practiced
weightlifting in a zurkhaneh. We can see this tradition in the stories of
ancient Iran. In the epic Rostam, the hero of Shahnameh (Ferdowsi's poetic
masterpiece that covers Iranian history and folklore) and a thousand years
before aerobics, they combined sports with music.
In Yazd you can visit athletes training in
Zurkhaneh, in Saheb-a-zaman zurkhaneh at 6:00 P.M. to 9:00 P.M. every day