Online chat

Do you have any question?

Yazd Water Museum

Yazd Water Museum


The picturesque city of Yazd is a well-preserved mud-brick old town with distinctive wind-catchers, and numbers of historical sites. One of the most interesting points about the city is its unique architecture, where you can find old houses with a magnificent platform and interior design. The magnificent item in Yazd is the underground water supplement system named Kariz or Qanat which was listed by UNESCO in 2016 as a World Heritage Site.


The museum, which displays the 2000 years irrigation system has been in operation to describe the drilling of mother wells, and the use of water distribution clocks. In the following, we are going to review the Water Museum in Yazd, one of the best places to visit in the city. Yazd water museum was set up in 2000 in the wake of the first international conference on Qanat in Yazd.


The museum building has once been a merchant’s house, named Kolahduz-ha, built in 1929. This Museum displays the tool, techniques used for the past 4000 years in Iran in creating underground waterways (called Qanats) and connecting them to the city and field locations for agricultural and other uses. Before the Romans built their aqueducts, Iranians had built an extensive system of underground qanats (aqueduct). A lot of these systems are still functioning today. In fact there is a large one under this Museum.


The stunning five-storey design of the house is what distinguishes it from other houses in Yazd. It is built of clay, brick, plaster, and wood with residential spaces covering three wings around the courtyard. The southern part holds a beautiful hall, decorated with fine mirror work. The northern wing includes a room in the middle and two flanking rooms on its sides, decorated with exquisite plasterwork. Generally, the four sides of the house enjoy fine plasterwork, bearing arabesque designs.


On the lowest level, there are streams of water originating from two qanats: the ancient qanats of Zarch and Rahimabad. The water flowing into the house from these qanats branches off into two paths, one going to the water trail and the other to the Sardab. At the depth of 10 meters under the ground is the second storey or payab; it is a cool octagonal space used for preserving food. The third storey or the basement contains several rooms and corridors, where the residents used to spend their hot summers days. The Ground floor – the fourth storey –consists of a hall, a kitchen, servants’ room and several other rooms.


The main hall is now a water museum, exhibiting more than 200 historical items used in water distribution, such as water measurement devices and lighting devices used in qanats as well as the water distributors’ documents and booklets. Among the most interesting items in the museum is a traditional water clock. It consists of a large bowl and a smaller one with a tiny hole in the middle of it. Distributors used to fill the larger bowl with water and put the smaller one on its surface. The water penetrated gradually into the smaller bowl and drowned it. The water distributors used the duration taken for the smaller bowl to be drowned as a measurement unit to regulate the amount of water shared between different users. The roof comprises the fifth storey, including a deep well to supply the drinking water for the residents.

Tags:, , , , , , , , , , , , ,

Post Discussion

84 thoughts on “Yazd Water Museum

  1. Cumpect

    [url=]buy cialis on line[/url]

    2 years ago Reply

  2. aqozivuhbob

    [url=]Ixoyidob[/url] Oilopj

    2 years ago Reply

  3. Gymmest 1 year ago Reply

  4. Ethekly 1 year ago Reply

  5. Eagextjax 1 year ago Reply

  6. furosemide 40 mg buy online

    Prix Cialis Boite 4

    1 year ago Reply

  7. how long does it take prednisone to work

    Amoxicilline Spermatozoides

    1 year ago Reply

  8. buy methotrexate 2 5 mg no rx overnight

    Acheter Du Cialis Au Luxembourg

    1 year ago Reply

  9. cleagewat

    Kamagra Generique France Jqlpen plaquenil side effects mayo clinic Viagra Cialis Levitra Espana Irhwce

    1 year ago Reply

  10. Ldvwwz

    tadalafil generic – buy generic tadalafil 40mg cialis ca

    1 year ago Reply

  11. rowan nurse ear piercer

    rowan nurse ear piercer

    1 year ago Reply

  12. botox dangerous

    botox dangerous

    1 year ago Reply

  13. tratamiento keratina botox para cabello

    tratamiento keratina botox para cabello

    1 year ago Reply

  14. botox bladder procedure

    botox bladder procedure

    1 year ago Reply

  15. overactive bladder botox labrory needle

    overactive bladder botox labrory needle

    1 year ago Reply

  16. piercing


    1 year ago Reply

  17. botox chemodenervation of bladder

    botox chemodenervation of bladder

    12 months ago Reply

  18. Febcsania

    ivermectin 0.5 ivermectin 90 mg

    12 months ago Reply

  19. botox bladder reddit

    botox bladder reddit

    12 months ago Reply

  20. Traviscab

    average age of man taking viagra how long before sex do you take viagra do i need a prescription for viagra

    12 months ago Reply

  21. piercing


    12 months ago Reply

  22. botox bladder fda

    botox bladder fda

    12 months ago Reply

  23. botox for overactibve bladder cpt

    botox for overactibve bladder cpt

    12 months ago Reply

  24. DbwiBiase

    stromectol tablets 3 mg ivermectin medication

    12 months ago Reply

  25. cpt code for bladder botox injection

    cpt code for bladder botox injection

    12 months ago Reply

  26. botox treatment for bladder problems

    botox treatment for bladder problems

    12 months ago Reply

  27. botox overactive bladder treatment

    botox overactive bladder treatment

    12 months ago Reply

  28. botox bladder injection success rate

    botox bladder injection success rate

    12 months ago Reply

  29. KeezEtert

    tadalafil indian brands supplements that have tadalafil

    12 months ago Reply

  30. Fnensania

    viagra samples discount viagra

    12 months ago Reply

  31. Anuogracenero

    canadian pharmacy com viagra global pharmacy in canada

    12 months ago Reply

  32. botox bladder injection reviews

    botox bladder injection reviews

    11 months ago Reply

  33. Annogracenero

    sildenafil 25 mg price in india viagra 100mg tablet price in india online

    11 months ago Reply

  34. overactive bladder botox man

    overactive bladder botox man

    11 months ago Reply

  35. botox bladder injection pain

    botox bladder injection pain

    11 months ago Reply

  36. Anbnsania 11 months ago Reply

  37. Jyhggracenero 11 months ago Reply

  38. Jolwgracenero

    where can i buy over the counter sildenafil viagra canada price

    11 months ago Reply

  39. EbbeEtert 10 months ago Reply

  40. Wnbhboppy 10 months ago Reply

  41. best internet pharmacies 10 months ago Reply

  42. escort adana

    Thank you men very good post

    10 months ago Reply

  43. Wmiboppy 10 months ago Reply

  44. bahis siteleri


    thank you for a very good article

    10 months ago Reply

  45. 2sensibilities


    9 months ago Reply

  46. Admjsania 9 months ago Reply

  47. caccemi

    18 year old casinos fair go casino no deposit codes resorts world casino new york city

    6 months ago Reply

  48. Hundarf

    Kristopher fGglpFnzlZ 6 21 2022 best price for generic cialis

    6 months ago Reply

  49. invargo

    The challenge moving forward is that single agent adjuvant tamoxifen is rarely used ivomec Breast cancer and prostate cancer patients should not undergo testosterone replacement therapy

    5 months ago Reply


    is ivermectin now legal in south africa how to administer sheep drench is ivermectin dangerous to dogs

    5 months ago Reply

  51. QnaBEMD 5 months ago Reply

  52. cosa significa fobie sessuali?

    cosa significa fobie sessuali?

    4 months ago Reply

  53. qu'est-ce que la créatine et à quoi sert-elle ?

    qu’est-ce que la créatine et à quoi sert-elle ?

    4 months ago Reply

  54. Marvindeark

    [url=]cost of prednisone in canada[/url]

    3 months ago Reply

  55. MichaelSib

    [url=]buy modafinil online in usa[/url]

    3 months ago Reply

  56. Williamtup

    [url=]strattera generic capsule 25mg[/url] [url=]clonidine generic and brand name[/url] [url=]where to buy albuterol tablets[/url] [url=]propranolol brand[/url] [url=]colchicine 500[/url]

    3 months ago Reply

  57. Dendrync

    [url=]clonidine 0.1 mg cost[/url]

    2 months ago Reply

  58. RodneyApera

    [url=]finasteride 5 mg tablet[/url]

    2 months ago Reply

  59. Edgarseapy

    [url=]ampicillin buy online[/url]

    2 months ago Reply

  60. Wimdrync

    [url=]how much is vardenafil 20mg[/url]

    2 months ago Reply

  61. 035dc17a

    thanks 035dc17a

    2 months ago Reply

  62. da97567b

    thanks da97567b

    2 months ago Reply

  63. zıplama oyunları

    1001 oyunları oyna

    2 months ago Reply

  64. Haberler 1 month ago Reply

  65. utintouri

    cialis generic reviews All brought back to life

    4 weeks ago Reply

  66. 1o1 oyun

    1001 oyun ben 10 oyna

    4 weeks ago Reply

Add a comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.