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Yazd Historical Sites

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Jame Mosque of Yazd
Jame Mosque -The highest minarets in Ira
The Jāmeh Mosque of Yazd (Persian: مسجد جامع یزدThe  Masjid-e-Jāmeh Yazd is the grand, congregational mosque (Jāmeh) of Yazd city, within the Yazd Province of  Iran.
The 12th-century mosque is still in use today. It was first built under Ala'oddoleh Garshasb of the Al-e Bouyeh dynasty. The mosque was largely rebuilt between 1324 and 1365, and is one of the outstanding 14th century buildings of Iran.

Mir Chaqmaq Mosque
The mosque of Mir Chaqmaq, also referred to as the Masjid-e Nau, was one of the first constructions in a larger institutional complex consisting of a madrasa (theological school), khanqah (a hostel for sufis or dervishes), caravanserai (travelers inn), qanat and ab anbars (subterranean canal and water cistern), public baths, maidan or public square and bazaar sharing the name.

Amir Chakhmagh Complex
In order to populate Yazd and with the cooperation of his wife, Fatemeh Khatoun, Amir Jalaledin Chakhmagh - one of the Shahrokh Teymuri's commanders and the governor of Yazd - has founded a complex including Tekieh (religious theatre), square, bath, caravansaries, monastery, pastry house, water well and, more important of all, Amir Chakhmagh mosque.    

 
Khan Bazaar
This collection forms the spinal column (foundation) of the old city of Yazd. Architecturally Qeisariyeh, located between Khan square and Khan school has more space order than other bazaars. It is protected by two wooden doors (gates) which have high artistic value. The oldest section of this bazaar is called Hadji Qanbar bazaar that was in the 9th century AH. included in the Amir Chakhmaq cultural-historical complex.

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Alexander's Prison
Eskandar Prison is an ancient domed structure apparently known by this name as a result of a reference in a Hafez poem. The complex contains a deep, circular, brick-lined pit almost 10 meters in diameter resembling an ancient dungeon found at the heart of the old. There is also a well and some nooks in the courtyard. It is alleged by some to have been built by Alexander

 
 Arab - Ha - House
This complex made up of one big and one small house is located in Sar Qadamgah in the Fahadan vicinity near the Chehel Mehrab Mosque. It belongs to Mirza Ahmad Arab. The smaller house of this complex has been built by Ostad Ali Akbar, son of late Ostad Baqer in 1298 AH.

 
Ayeneh Va Roshanaei Museum ( Mirror and Lightening Museum )
Mirror Palace or ( Museum of mirrors and lightening ) with a total area of 81740 and an underpinning of 837, is located in a beautiful garden in Yazd city, Ayatollah Kashani Street, and opposite of Hafte Tir Park. This building has been the private inn of a rich man, made by Saraf Zadeh, in 1941.

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Yazd Water Museum
This 124 year old Museum located in city of Yazd (Central Iran) displays the tool, techniques used for the past 4000 years in Iran in creating underground waterways (called Qanats) and connectincting them to the city and field locations for agricultural and other uses. Before the romans built their Aquaducts, Iranians had built an extensive system of underground (aquaduct) Qanats. Alot of these systems are still functioning today, in fact there is large one under this museum.

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Dowlatabad Garden
Dowlatabad Garden located in Yazd, central Iran, is a Persian architecture jewels.
The Garden is an authentic Iranian garden that annually attracts thousands of domestic and foreign tourists.
This is a complex built according to the original Iranian architectural style and consists of a large garden and some buildings.

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Lari House
This house was built in 1286 AH.by Hadji Mohammad Ebrahim Lari. They used to use this building as a house for Darvishes of the Ne'mat-o-Allahi sect in the past. Its door, windows, sash windows and painted rooms decorated with mirrors, caused it to be one of the beautiful and splendid aristocratic houses of the thirteenth century AH.

 
Malek-o-tojjar Antique house/ Hotel
This hotel is an ancient mansion once belonged to a guy named Haj Ali Askarshirazi, one of the well known business men whose title "malek al tojjar" was bestowed by Naser al din shah,a king of the Qajar dynasty due to his trustworthy. His descendants of four generations lived in this house.

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Mullah Ismall Mosque
Molla Ismail Mosque is one of the biggest mosque in Yazd  Province, built by the late "Molla Mohamma Ismail Aqdai" in 19th century.
The most decoration is limited to stucco and brick vaulted accompanied by a few tiles.

 
Ali ibn Sahl Rabban al-Tabari
Abu al-Hasan Ali ibn Sahl Rabban al-Tabari (Persian: علی ابن سهل ربان طبری ‎) (c. 838 – c. 870 CE; also given as 810–855 or808-864 also 783-858), was a Muslim hakim, scholar, physician and psychologist, who produced one of the first encyclopedia of medicine. He was a pioneer of pediatrics and the field of child development. His stature, however, was eclipsed by his more famous pupil, Muhammad ibn Zakarīya Rāzi.
 
Yazd Atashkadeh(Fire Temple)
Fire Temple
The Yazd Atashkadeh is located on Kashani Street in Yazd province. It is considered a holy Zoroastrian temple which is home to Atash Bahram (Victorious Fire). The building was constructed in 1934 under the supervision of Jamshid Amanat on a piece of land donated by the Amanat brothers, and funded by various sources. The Yazd Atashkadeh is said to be Iran's only temple housing Atash Bahram.

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Dakhma(Tower of Silence)
A Dakhma (Persian: دخمه‎) also known as "Cheel Ghar" in Hindi and "Tower of Silence" in English, is a circular, raised structure used by Zoroastrians for exposure of the dead, particularly to scavenging birds.
The type of construction is not specified by the name. The common dakhma or dokhma (from Middle Persian dakhmag) originally denoted any place for the dead. Similarly, in the medieval texts of Zoroastrian tradition, the word astodan appears, but today that word denotes an ossuary.

Ashkaft Yazdan Cave
This cave is located near the village ‘Hafthar’ in a high mountain called Shegeft. Due to its impassable path, in 9th century AD, and the early arrival of Muslims to Iran, Zoroastrians, in order to preserve their sacred fire, they moved it to cave, where it was kept for 30 years.
Cave is located 70 km from Ardakan in Yazd  city.

Chak Chak Temple
The village of Chak Chak, also known as Pir’e Sabz, consists of a Zoroastrian Fire Temple perched beneath a towering cliff face in the desert of central Iran. It is located amongst the mountains of Ardakan and Anjireh on the way to Tabas, about 46 kilometers from Yazd.
It is the most sacred of the  Zoroastrians mountain shrines.

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Yakhchal
Yakhchāl (Persian: یخچال‎ "ice pit"; yakh meaning "ice" and chāl meaning "pit") is an ancient type of evaporative cooler. Above ground, the structure had a domed shape, but had a subterranean storage space; it was often used to store ice, but sometimes was used to store food as well. The subterranean space coupled with the thick heat-resistant construction material insulated the storage space year round.

 
Windcatchers
A windcatcher is a traditional Persian architectural device used for many centuries to create natural ventilation in buildings. It is not known who first invented the windcatcher, but it still can be seen in many countries today. Windcatchers come in various designs, such as the uni-directional, bi-directional, and multi-directional.

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Meybod Ice Chamber
A yakhchal or ice chamber is an ancient natural refrigerator which was mainly built and used in Iran to store ice, but sometimes was utilized to store food as well. In the summer, people living in nearby villages used to satisfy their ice needs from such structures. The subterranean space coupled with the thick heat-resistant construction material kept the outside heat from reaching the interior space all year long.

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Qanat
A qanāt (Arabic: قناة‎, Persian: قنات) is one of a series of well-like vertical shafts, connected by gently sloping tunnels. Qanāts create a reliable supply of water for human settlements and irrigation in hot, arid, and semi-arid climates.
The qanat technology is known to have been developed by the Persian people sometime in the early 1st millennium BC and spread from there slowly westward and eastward.

 www.irangazette.com/en.Yazd.Qanat A qanat tunnel near Isfahan
Sarv-e Abar Kuh ( cypress of Abar-Kuh )
Sarv-e Abar-Kuh ("cypress of Abar-Kuh"), also called the Zoroastrian Sarv, is a Cupressus sempervirens tree in Abarkuh, Yazd,  Iran. It is protected by the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran as a national natural monument and is indeed a major tourist attraction with a height of 25 metres and circumference of 18 metres.

 

 

 

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