The Jameh Mosque of Yazd has the tallest minarets in Iran and can be seen from all over the city. This mosque is one of the most valuable sights in Yazd which is also listed in the list of national monuments of Iran. Yazd Mosque has a high veranda, two bedrooms, two heated houses, a dome, two porches and a large rectangular courtyard. The Grand Mosque of Yazd, which has six entrances, is full of artistic delicacies that you should not overlook when visiting this attraction.
Amirchaghmaq square is in Yazd. Amir Chakhmaq complex of Yazd including bazaar, Takayeh, mosque and two cisterns dating back to Timurid period. Takeyeh Amir Chakhmaq in the year 1951 and Amir Chakhmaq mosque in the year 1962 were registered in the list of national monuments of Iran. Amirchakhmagh Square is one of the most important historical and tourism complexes in Yazd.
Dolatabad garden with four minarets is one the old gardens in Yazd, Iran. Its windmill with 33.8 meters height is the world’s tallest known adobe windbreaker. The garden was registered in the list of national monuments of Iran in the year 1968 with the number 774. It is also one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites of Iranian gardens. The Dolatabad Garden in Yazd was built in the late Afshariyyah period in 1747 AD by Ali Rezaian Sabagh, known as (Khan the Great), who was the head of the Khanin dynasty of Yazd.
The Wherham Fire Temple
The Wherham Fire Temple keeps a 1500-year-old flame in its heart. It is one of the sights of Yazd that has its own customs. Women and men should finally come clean with white hats and scarves at Wherham Fire Temple. Architecture is inspired by the details of Zoroastrian architecture and culture. Stone slabs in front of the main hall of the main building and flower stones at the walls are the work of Isfahan artists. The large Faravahar role, installed at the entrance to the Wherham Fireplace, reflects the pool’s water, giving it a special glow.
One of the prominent features of Yazd’s old neighborhoods and most of the desert cities of Iran is the covered alleys and passageways, which are called “sabat. The subway signifies the corridor, and roof over alleyways and passageways. The Sabat is also a protective device against monsoon winds. The roofs of the Sabat are usually used by neighboring units, some of which are displayed as rooms overlooking the alley. Such a constructions was used in the east of Yazd Jameh Mosque. In some of the dead-end alleyways of the suburbs, a tight door known as a Darband was installed at the entrance to enhance the security of the residents. The purpose of the design and implementation of the sabets was to protect man from the heat of the sun and the hot monsoon winds.
Mesgarha market is one of the most spectacular places in Yazd which is welcomed by us. The market, which is listed in the National Archives of Iran, is a legacy of the Timurids for the city of Yazd and is still standing for 600 years. Mesgarha Market is one of the most popular souvenirs in Yazd.
The Museum of Mirror and Lighting
The Museum of Mirror and Lighting is located in the city of Yazd on Kashani Yazdi Street in, 8174 meters wide, just like a koshk in the garden. There is a large courtyard with a large swimming pool in the middle. The building itself has en-suite rooms facing the pool and the hallways are nested. Its construction dates back to the Pahlavi era. In fact, the Mirror Palace of Yazd was built in the year 1941 by a person named Sarrafzadeh to use it as a private guesthouse. Sarrafzadeh’s house became a museum in year 1998. The museum includes the following objects: 1) Fiery lighting objects including: Installer, pendant, holder, handheld; The set of mirrors, “Number of Objects: 124 Items,” is the oldest object in the Sassanid burning museum.
Borj-e Khamoush is one of Yazd’s sights and part of the mysterious Zoroastrian history and rituals that has become one of Yazd’s sights today. The Borj-e Khamoush is one of the crypts used by the Zoroastrians to bring its dead back to nature. After death, people were put in these towers to feed the birds, and then whatever was left of their bones was deposited in the hollow space of the towers, called the Stodan, to return to nature. The Silent Tower of Yazd is located 15 km southeast of the city on a high mountain.
Ashkzar water mill
Ashkzar water mill is the largest and the most beautiful watermill in the world. It is a masterpiece on Iranian architecture. This mill is about 7 meters deep and dates back to the Safavid era. This water mill is the oldest water mill in Yazd on the Rastaq River, which unfortunately has been hampered by the drying of the Hemmatabad aqueduct. The water mill in the city of Ashkhar was buried under the sand for about 70 years, which was removed from the soil after five years by residents and the Heritage Organization and then restored to rebuild it. The Water Mill of Ashkzar is registered in the National Monuments List of Iran on 02\08\1998.
Khan bath is known as Nur bathhouse, built by Mohammad Taqi Khan Bafqi, ruler of Yazd in the year 1797, next to Khan complex of Yazd. This bathroom is built on a 1170 m2 land with a 900 m2 basement which includes various parts including Gaverton, King and Khazineh. Today it is used as a traditional café and restaurant.
Ziaieh School (Alexander Prison) dates back to the 5th century and is located in Yazd, Imam village, and this work was registered on March13, 1968 as one of Iran’s national monuments. There are stories about this building dating back to the time of Alexander the Great’s invasion of Iran, which was used as a prison, which was later converted and used as a school.
Chak Chak is one of the important Zoroastrian shrines. This shrine, also known as the Zoroastrians, is located in Yazd province and in the Ardakan city in the mountains between Ardakan and Angireh. The Zoroastrians gather at this shrine for four days each year, from 9 June to May. Every year, the Mehregan celebration is held at this shrine and many Zoroastrians come together. It is said that the name “English” or “Chak Chak” was the sound of drops of water dripping from the rock and now leads into a storage tank. Temple of the Pir-e Sabz has facilities such as electricity, drinking water and some room to relax, which they call “Khyleh”.
Aghazadeh’s house is owned by the Qajar dynasty and is located in Abarkouh, Darvazeh neighborhood, Abroghoou Square, and this work has been registered as one of Iran’s national monuments on February 9, 1997.
This house belongs to Sayyed Hossein Abroghui that it is 820 square meters. The south room of the house is cruciform and has a central courtyard with a large stone pond in the middle of the courtyard. The house has built on three directions to accommodate residents in different parts of the city depending on weather conditions of the year. Solat’s house dates back to the mid-Qajar dynasty and is located in Abarkuh, Bahonar Street, in the Darvazeh Meydan neighborhood and this work has been registered as one of Iran’s national monuments on February12, 1997. The beautiful, prolific and engraved plaster columns, which are prominently featured in floral and shrub embroideries and earrings that encompass the earrings all around the courtyard. This magnificent lofty house has gorgeous plasterwork and Mogharnas. The Abarkuh Anthropological Museum has been opened at Solat House. The total of the artifacts in this museum reaches more than 525 objects of historical value. The Lari House and its Windmill belong to the Qajar Dynasty and are located in Yazd, Imam Khomeini Street, Fahadan neighborhood, adjacent to Kolah Farangi Mansion. The Lari House consists of six houses with fully architectural spaces dedicated to desert houses. It was built in 1869 and owned by Haj Muhammad Ibrahim Lari. This house has been registered with registration number 1783 as one of the national monuments of Iran in December 1996 of this year.
Kharanaq village is the center of Kharang district in Ardakan city. This village is located 85 km from Yazd city. The presence of Ironstone, the Chadermelo, Saghand Uranium and, Barite, Zinc and Granite mines as well as the AnjirValley Protected Area with animals such as whole, goat, sheep, ram, wild cat, cheetah and Hubreh have made this area special. The village of Kharanagh is located in the mountainous area of Yazd province and is much cooler than Yazd. Today there are two new and old districts, where the population of the village today resides in the new district, although it has not a large population and currently has a population of about 435.
Fahraj is one of the villages of Yazd city which is located 30 km east of Yazd city on the Bafgh-Yazd road. Fahraj village is an ancient settlement dating back to pre-Islamic times. If you don’t even get excited about seeing the ancient castle and the old watermills and the old mosque, you will be refreshed by strolling through the countryside and seeing the simplicity of the adobe houses.
The most prominent attraction of Fahraj village is its mosque, which is one of the oldest mosques in Iran. The mosque, also known as Imam Hassan, dates back to the first half of the first century AH. Fahraj Mosque is the only mosque in the Islamic world, which has a long history. But its structure has remained the same from the beginning until today. The mosque is a kind of bedchamber and has no porch. Many experts consider Fahraj Mosque the oldest mosque in Iran and some refer to Damghan Historical Mosque as the oldest mosque in Iran. One of the interesting things about this mosque is the lack of elements such as the altar, the dome, the inscription, the tile and other decorations, which adds to its appeal. A pure simplicity that has been going on for 1400 years.
Karakal Desert or Sadeghabad Desert is located in central Iran. A desert that has long been the habitat of a beautiful cat called Karacal, and has become well known. This cute animal is one of the 8 species of cat in Iran.
Siah Kuh Desert
Siah Kuh Desert (Aqda) is located in Yazd province. This desert lies in an irregular trough adjacent to the Ardestan and Zardin deserts. The adjacent desert is covered with igneous and calcareous rocks. Large alluvial fan cones have been developed along the southwestern surface of the desert. Its two main rivers enter the desert from the southwestern end of the desert to the southwest. There is a swamp in the southern part of the desert, between swampy and salt-filled lands. Most of the official plate surfaces of the desert are rough and windy, indicating high salinity and high groundwater levels in the desert. Usually in the desert, there are relatively strong winds. In this area the temperature fluctuates in summer and winter, and even at night and day. The temperature of the air fluctuates throughout the year from at least twenty degrees Celsius below zero to fortysix degrees Celsius above zero. Usually the coldest months of the year are in the desert region of December and January and the hottest in July.