Important sites you can visit in your travel to Yazd

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Do you have 1-2 days in Yazd, wondering which sites you must put in your schedule?

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 residents.

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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 renovations. 

Amir Chakhmagh complex

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.


Fire Temple

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.

tower of silence

5. Jame Mosque

The exquisite Jame Mosque is visible all around the Old Town. Reportedly,

 The 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 prominent.

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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Chak Chak

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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Saryazd castle

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 except Fridays.