|Old Town of Yazd 1 of 10 attractions in Yazd
The arrangement of the walls, houses, lanes, etc and the constructional material and specially mud-straw layers on top/facade tell you a lot about insulation system and efficient green technology that has been in place for 1000s of years in Iran.
|Jame Mosque of Yazd 2 of 10 attractions in 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.
|Dakhma(Tower of Silence) 3 of 10 attractions in Yazd
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.
|Dowlatabad Garden 4 of 10 attractions in Yazd
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.
|Yazd Water Museum 5 of 10 attractions in Yazd
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.
|Yazd Atashkadeh(Fire Temple) 6 of 10 attractions in Yazd
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.
|Amir Chakhmagh Complex 7 of 10 attractions in Yazd
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 8 of 10 attractions in Yazd
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.
|Alexander's Prison 9 of 10 attractions in Yazd
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.
|Lari House 10 of 10 attractions in Yazd
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.