Yazd During history
Yazd or the city of windcatchers and the first city of Iran recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO is the capital of Yazd Province, located 270 km southeast of Esfahan, Iran. The proximity to the central desert of Iran and its coexistence with the harsh nature of the desert region has made this city a perfect example of desert architecture. It is nicknamed the "City of Windcatchers" from its many examples.
Why Yazd Tourism
Lying in the heart of Iran's desert of Kavir-e Markazi on one hand and resting on the mountainside of Shirkou with a height of 4075 meters above the sea level on the other hand makes the city of Yazd enjoy the dramatic change in temperature. Spending about an hour traveling a distance of at least two kilometers makes each tourist aware of the palpable change in temperature up to 40°.
Although nature is less generous with the dese people here always persevere in their efforts to bring me a vivacity, our ancestors began working in hot sunshine to create life. The architectural masterpieces all recount the story of diligent people who never abandoned their work even if the weather was not favorable. Yazd is a perfect example of the genius and creativity of desert people in the face of a harsh nature.
Multicultural identity of Yazd
Different parts of Yazd city have various religious and non-religious buildings that have remained during the past years. These religious buildings include mosques, Hosseiniye, Holyshrines, tombs, synagogues, and Zoroastrian fire temples. Also, non-religious buildings that have religious-cultural roots such as water reservoirs, baths, Qanats, schools, caravanserais, and bazaars are a complement to the first part.
Yazd in theTravelogue
Yazd is the most famous city of Kavir, a city with hospitable people who understand the situation of passengers in the hot desert very well. With its winding alleys, a huge amount of badgirs or windcatchers, adobe houses, and charming places to stay, Yazd is a 'don't miss it' destination. On a flat plain surrounded by mountains, the city is wedged between the north of Dasht-e Kavir and the south of Dasht-e Lut, and is every inch a desert city.