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Yazd Travel Guide

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  • Islamic Republic Of Iran
  • Yazd
  • 100 km²
  • Yazd is the driest major city in Iran, with an average annual rainfall of only 60 millimetres (2.4 in), and also the hottest north of the Persian Gulf coast, with summer temperatures very frequently above 40 °C (104 °F) in blazing sunshine with no humidity. Even at night the temperatures in summer are rather uncomfortable. In the winter, the days remain mild and sunny, but in the morning the thin air and low cloudiness cause very cold temperatures that can sometimes fall well below 0 °C (32 °F).
  • GMT+03:30
  • Rial
  • Persian
  • 600 Thousand
  • YazdThis city is the capital of Yazd province of Iran. the city itself is sometimes called “ the bride of Kavir” that why is located between Shirkuh , the tallest mountain in the region at 4075m (13369 FT) above the sea level . The city is located 270 km southeast of Isfahan with a population of 1074428 (at the 2011 census). Yazd is the hottest city in north of the Persian gulf coast and driest major city in Iran with an average annual rainfall of only 60 mm .(2.4 in) Yazd province is devided  into ten countries : Abarkuh , Taft , Ardakan , Bafgh , Behabad , Khatam , Mehriz , Meybod , Ashkezar , Yazd. The city of Yazd is in central of Iran and is an ancient city dating back to Sassanian period (224-651 AD)and is famed for it’s ancient ventilation system of Badgirs (windtowers), designed to catch even the faintest of Breezes and channel them to the buildings bellow . the city is also famous for it’s skilled Qanat or water channel diggers and the Yazd water museum pays homac to their ingenuity . Yazd located on silk road , is one of the best examples of Persian culture and oriental atmospher. Yazd has long been a center of the Zoroastrian faith and the Ateshkadeh Fire temple is said to preserve a flame that has been burning continuously since 470 CE. Because of generation of adoptions to it’s desert surroundings , Yazd is an architecturally unique city . It is also known in Iran for the high quality of it’s handicrafts, specially silk weaving , it’s confectionary such as Baghlava , Ghotab and Pashmak are most popular sweets made in this city. Yazd enjoying abundant historical sights and attractions such as Jame Mosque , Amir Chakhmagh square , Water museum , Dowlat abad garden register by UNESCO as a world heritage. Zoroastrain’s  fire temple , Henna Grinding workshops , Hundreds of water reservoirs , Wind catchers , Domes and traditional hotels.
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Yazd Culture and History

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Culture

Architecture and heritage Yazd is an important centre of Persian architecture. Because of its climate, it has one of the largest networks of qanats in the world, and Yazdi qanat makers are considered the most skilled in Iran. To deal with the extremely hot summers, many old buildings in Yazd have magnificent windcatchers, and large underground areas. The city is also home to prime examples of yakhchals, which were used to store ice retrieved from glaciers in the nearby mountains. Yazd is also one of the largest cities built almost entirely out of adobe. Yazd's heritage as a center of Zoroastrianism is also important. There is a Tower of Silence on the outskirts, and the city itself has a Fire Temple which holds a fire that has been kept alight continuously since 470 AD. Presently, Zoroastrians make up a significant minority of the population, around 20,000–40,000 or 5 to 10 percent. Built in 12th century and still in use, Jame Mosque of Yazd is an example of the finest Persian mosaics and excellent architecture. Its minarets are the highest in the country. Pilgrimage and other religious congregations The Pir-e-Naraki sanctuary is one the important pilgrimage destinations for Zoroastrians where an annual congregation is held and frequent visits are made during the year; it is now also a famous tourist spot. The story of the last Persian prince to come to Yazd before the arrival of Islam adds to its importance. Such a transformation has occurred several times. Several other city traditions are the Muslim parades and gatherings, which are mainly processions called azadari held to commemorate the events experienced by the main Islamic martyrs and other important figures. These huge public gatherings created a series of spaces which, since most are near important urban monuments, are used at other times as hubs from which visitors can tour the main spots in the city .

History

Yazd has a history of over 5,000 years, dating back to the time of the Median empire, when it was known as "Ysatis" (or "Issatis"). The present city name, however, is derived fromYazdegerd I, a Sassanid ruler. The city was definitely a Zoroastrian centre during Sassanid times. After the Arab Islamic conquest of Persia, many Zoroastrians migrated to Yazd from neighbouring provinces. By paying a levy, Yazd was allowed to remain Zoroastrian even after its conquest, and Islam only gradually became the dominant religion in the city. Because of its remote desert location and the difficulty of access, Yazd remained largely immune to large battles and the destruction and ravages of war. For instance, it was a haven for those fleeing from destruction in other parts of Persia during the Mongol invasion. In 1272 it was visited by Marco Polo, who remarked on the city's fine silk-weaving industry. In the bookThe Travels of Marco Polo, he described Yazd in the following way: It is a good and noble city, and has a great amount of trade. They weave there quantities of a certain silk tissue known as Yasdi, which merchants carry into many quarters to dispose of. When you leave this city to travel further, you ride for seven days over great plains, finding harbour to receive you at three places only. There are many fine woods producing dates upon the way, such as one can easily ride through; and in them there is great sport to be had in hunting and hawking, there being partridges and quails and abundance of other game, so that the merchants who pass that way have plenty of diversion. There are also wild asses, handsome creatures. At the end of those seven marches over the plain, you come to a fine kingdom which is called Kerman. Yazd briefly served as the capital of the Muzaffarid Dynasty in the fourteenth century, and was unsuccessfully besieged in 1350–1351 by the Injuids under Shaikh Abu Ishaq. The Friday (or Congregation) Mosque, arguably the city's greatest architectural landmark, as well as other important buildings, date to this period. During the Qajar dynasty (18th Century AD) it was ruled by the Bakhtiari Khans. Under the rule of the Safavid (16th century), some people migrated from Yazd and settled in an area that is today on the Iran-Afghanistan border. The settlement, which was named Yazdi, was located in what is now Farah City in the province of the same name in Afghanistan. Even today, people from this area speak with an accent very similar to that of the people of Yazd. The people of Yazd are known for being peaceful, clever, and hard-working. One of the notable things about Yazd is its family-centred culture. According to official statistics from Iran's National Organization for Civil Registration, Yazd is among the three cities with the lowest divorce rates in Iran.
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Air Tower of Yazd

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