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Tag: Yazd

Khan-Bath

Yazd Khan Bath

There are lots of amazing historical places in Iran such as old traditional bath and Khan bath in Yazd is one of them. It was built under the command of Mohammad Taghi Khan known as The Great Khan in 1791. Three decades later, it was renovated. The plaster mold castings and other decorations were added […]

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The Persian Qanat

The Persian Qanat

Qanat is a symbol of civilization, tradition and culture in desert regions with arid climate and an outstanding example of using architectural complicated systems in Iran. In fact, Qanat is a tunnel-like channel underground which collects water from a main water source naming “mother well” in order to conduct water along tunnels and finally enable settlement […]

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Yazd

Yazd

Yazd is a desert city in central Iran and the capital of the Yazd province. It is an ancient city dating back to the Sassanian period (224-651 AD). It is nicknamed “the City of Windcatchers” in Persian, and in 2017 it was listed by UNESCO as a world heritage. The desert city of Yazd is as picturesque as Middle Eastern cities come. […]

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Zoroastrian Temple of Chak Chak

Zoroastrian Temple of Chak Chak

In Zoroastrian belief, Chak Chak is where Nikbanou, second daughter of the last pre-Islamic Persian ruler, Yazdegerd III of the Sassanid Empire, was cornered by the invading Arab army in 640 AD. Fearing capture Nikbanou prayed to Ahura Mazda to protect her from her enemies. In response to Nikbanou’s pleadings, the mountain miraculously opened up […]

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Zoroastrian Towers of Silence

Zoroastrian Towers of Silence

A tower of silence (known also as a ‘dakhma’) is a type of structure used for funerary purposes by adherents of the Zoroastrian faith. This Zoroastrian practice for the disposal of the dead involves the exposure of the corpse to the sun and vultures. This practice has been used traditionally by Zoroastrians, though it has […]

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Kharanaq Village

Kharanaq Village

The all-but deserted mud-brick village of Kharanaq (Kharanagh) is crumbling back into the valley out of which it emerged over 1000 years ago. What remains in this ghost town, 70km north of Yazd, is a Qajar-era mosque, a cylindrical 17th-century shaking minaret and a caravanserai (closed at the time of research), near the entrance of […]

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Yazd Water Museum

Yazd Water Museum

In the north of the Amir Chakhmaq Square and at the beginning of the Ghiam Street, one of the old houses is Yazd Water Museum, which you can see through the history of several thousand years of water. The Yazd Water Museum has been in the historic hometown of Kolahdozha (Hat makers) for many years […]

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