Yazd Top Rated Historical and Natural Tourist Attractions

1. Dowlatabad Garden of Yazd

This garden is the world's tallest Windcatcher, and architecturally very valuable. The very eye-catching space of this garden and its old building, and the entertainment facilities like coffee shops, can create moments of pleasure for you.

Dowlatabad Garden of Yazd

Dowlatabad Garden


Jameh Mosque of Yazd

Jameh Mosque

2. Jameh Mosque of Yazd

The Jameh Mosque of Yazd is one of the architectural and historical masterpieces of the world, and it can be said that it has the highest minarets in the world. The monument of this mosque has been glorious for centuries, which shines beyond the history of the civilization of this land.


3. Amir Chakhmaq Complex of Yazd

Amir Chakhmaq Complex is one of the most beautiful architectural and tile works of the nineteenth century. The Amir Chakhmaq is very much beyond what we now know about the concept of the square. This square can be considered an ancient city alone, and it is absolutely essential for those who go to Yazd.

Amir Chakhmaq Complex

Amir Chakhmaq


Atash Behram

Atash Behram

4. Atash Behram of Yazd

The fire of this fire temple has always been kept alive and is always blazing before Islam to now.The fire temple of Atash Behram (Zoroastrian Temple of Yazd) with a beautiful architecture derived from the Achaemenid architecture In the middle of the big and green courtyard with a pond in the middle and is on top and on the forehead of the mansion, the role of "Foruhar" is a manifestation.


5. Kharanaq Village of Yazd

In the middle of the desert, and where you think everything just ends up in a desert climate and sand, you encounter a mountainous region which has a historic village within it. An incomparable example of the village structure, dating back to its 4500-year-old history, which attracts tourists from all over the world.

Kharanaq Village

Kharanaq Village


Aghazadeh  House

Aghazadeh House

6. Aghazadeh House of Yazd

One of the most beautiful historical houses in the country with a special desert architecture. Unlike most windcatchers, it has two floors and added to the beauty of this monument.This house with 820 square meters of land and 528 meters of underground infrastructure with traditional Iranian brick architecture is related to the Qajar era.


7. Chak Chak of Yazd

The Chak Chak or Pire-Sabz Temple, Iranian Princess Haven is one of the most sacred places of the Zoroastrians in the world, located 43 kilometers east of Ardakan, in the heart of mountain, in Yazd province.The very important and noteworthy thing about this shrine is the uncertainty about how it is built, while the growth of trees and the presence of water, in the heart of the mountain in this desert, has added to its secrets.

Chak Chak

Chak Chak


Khan Bazaar

Khan Bazaar

8. Khan Bazaar of Yazd

Historical markets of Yazd, the ancient art of Islamic architecture, with its minarets and windcatchers, offers its beauty to tourists. The Yazd Khan Bazaar is one of the old and traditional markets in Yazd. If we give it the title of the best Yazd Bazaar, it is true. Some of the traditional markets of Yazd province include the Yazd’s handicrafts, Terme, Qeysarriyeh , and Coppersmiths Bazaars.


9. Lariha House of Yazd

Lariha house consists of six houses with fully architectural spaces specially designed for desert houses. The doors, windows, curtains and paintwork rooms are one of the most beautiful examples of the 13th century palaces of the Qajar era. The complex is adjacent to the monuments such as the Ziayeh School or the Alexander's Prison and old tower and wall of Yazd.

Lariha House

Lariha House


Kabootar Dovecote

Kabootar Dovecote

10. Kabootar Dovecote of Yazd

This building has four thousand nests of pigeons and is a cylindrical and desert architecture with brick and gypsum decorations, which is designed to prevent the snakes and hunter birds from entering the tower.The outside is a circular raft with special designs, with a hexagonal arches inside, also has three floors.


11. Narin Castle of Yazd

This spectacular castle is about 7,000 to 12,000 years old, the oldest citadel of the world. Some people think Narin Castle as the white fort of Shahnameh.This castle, made entirely of clay and mud, was used at various historical periods as a state or military fortress. The castle is a military fortress, but some, considering its 5th floor, are likely to have ziggurat and used it as a temple.

Narin Castle

Narin Castle


Ice House

Ice House

12. Ice House of Yazd

The Meybod Ice house is the largest clay ice house in the world, dating back to the Qajar period and possibly Safavid, is one of the few remaining glaciers in Yazd province, made of mud. Major parts of this magnificent building are: shaded walls, ice hollow, glacier and dome reservoir.


13. ّFahadan of Yazd

The neighborhood of Fahadan takes us to the distant places of history, and many of the precious architectural houses are located in this neighborhood. The architecture of the streets and alleys of the neighborhood attracts the attention of every visitor. Neighborhood built solely from water and soil! The paths in which the pedestrians and the cyclists pass through you. Screwed alleys, some of which are known as reconciling alleys.

Fahadan

Fahadan


Zarach Qanat

Zarach Qanat

14. Zarach Qanat of Yazd

The oldest and longest Qanat of the world, called Qanat Zarch, is located in Yazd province. The length of this aqueduct is 100 km and the number of wells is 2115 loops. The age of this aqueduct is more than 3 thousand years.The number of wells drilled during these three branches is estimated to be more than one thousand loops, which is unsurpassed in its kind. The Salty branch of qanat passes through the mosque of Yazd.


About Yazd Province

The land of Yazd contains the effects of the glorious and brilliant cultural heritage and ancient civilization of Iran's various historical periods. The ancient and historical works of the survivors are scattered throughout the province of Yazd, indicating the ancient land of this land.

The city of Yazd is the first "adobe or brick" and "historic" city in the world. Among the Iranians, the city of Yazd is known as the city of windcatcher, which in fact, winds are the respiratory system of the city.

The land of Yazd has embodied the manifestations of the glorious and brilliant cultural heritage and ancient civilization of Iran's various historical periods. The history of human living in this area has exceeded the third millennium BC, so that the tribes moving from Balkh to Pars called this land "Yazdan (God)" and since then Yazd was the place of worship. One of the most important centers of the original settlement of this land is Mehparadin (Mehrz), Faharshan, Pohreh (Fahraj), Khormish, Ader (Ardakan), Shovaz, Mobadan (Meybod), Toranj,Oqda and Ashkzar. This city has been the holiest place at the head of all these villages.

In Yazd province, on the one hand, Shirkuh heights (4075 m high) to a wide radius of the region are influenced by its positive factors, such that in the valleys and its foothills, the air is relatively mild and possesses the characteristics of the hill But on the other hand, in the center and east of the province, there are salt dams and wide open-air plains that have increased the degree of dryness and the severity of desert conditions.

Before the arrival of Muslims in Iran, the people of Yazd province were like Zoroastrian people in other parts of Iran. With the extinction of the Sassanid rule in the first half of the first century AD, the people of most parts of Iran, including Yazd province, converted to Islam, and now, overwhelmingly, the people of Yazd province are Muslims and followers of Shi'a.

In Yazd, in addition to textiles and handicrafts, a variety of confectionery are also available that are popular throughout Iran and even around the world.