Yazd is located right at the center of Iran. Yazd is the only city in Iran and one of the few cities in the world which is inscribed in UNESCO’s World Heritage List. You might ask what does this city under the perpetual glow of harsh desert sun has to deserve such a huge honor. Well, conventional wisdom has it that creativity blossoms under severe circumstances and that is especially true of Yazd’s unique architecture. Aside from that, scarcity of water resources led the Persians to the design and construction of intricate subterranean channels for drawing water called “Qanat” around the first millennium BC. Numerous examples of this novel invention of ancient Iranians are found around Yazd, some of which are still functional and used by the local farmers. Another aspect of Yazd that has earned the city international acclaim is its “windcatchers”. The term is a literal translation of the Persian term Badgir and refers to long column-like structures used widely in old Iranian architecture for the purpose of letting the cool air circulate freely inside the building; hence a natural ventilator. This architectural element is ubiquitous in Yazd and explains its famous nickname, “The City of Windcatchers”. Our Yazd day tours are one-day tours organized in a way that cover most of the major attractions of the city. These include the highest minarets in Iran in the body of the fabulous Jame Mosque of Yazd, many ancient Zoroastrian fire temples and Towers of Silence most of which are contained within the limits of the glorious Yazd old town. Yazd hotels are some of the best-loved in the country largely due to their traditional look and amazing Iranian architecture. Yazd desert tours which include visits to amazing Bafgh desert is one part of the trinity of great desert tours along with Varzaneh and Maranjab desert tours.
- Read the itinerary of our one-day Yazd sightseeing tour
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