Yazd in the Travelogue 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. It may not have the most important views of Esfahan or Shiraz, but, with its atmospheric alleys and centuries of history, it surpasses both in its ability to enchant. Yazd warrants a lazy approach: wandering through the maze of historical streets (referred to locally as Yazd's 'historical texture'), going to random teahouses, or stopping to solve calligraphic puzzles in the city's exquisite mosaic.
Yazd is a city that should see, should visit.
Many writers, orientalists, businessmen, and dignitaries have visited the Yazd city, and each has written in praise of it, including the famous Venetian merchant Marco Polo.
Being an important trade center, Yazd is a great city. A kind of silk material named Yazdi fabric is woven here and sent abroad (Marco Polo, the Italian Traveler).
Iranians provide the tastiest sweets, but the confectioners in Yazd are unique. They come top in Iran and everywhere else. The best kind of confectionary is usually prepared in Yazd and Esfahan (Polak, J.Ed.).
At present, the majority of Zoroastrians have taken residence in Yazd, living a peaceful life together with Moslems. They are mostly farmers and merchants by profession (Orsel's Travel Book).
The minarets and wind catchers in the distance remind you of the book " A Thousand and One Nights" (Sir Percy Sykes).
Being eye-catching and fantastic signs of Yazd, cellars, and wind catchers are in harmony with each other, indicating the high temperature of Yazd (Colonel C.A. Mc Gregor).
Yazd stands in a different context. And the people living here are in sharp contrast with the people living in other parts of the country. Encountering such people bristling with kindness and hospitality is scarce in other places (Forough-e Pour Yavari).
The grand adobe buildings here in Yazd makes it truly unique (Professor Casola).
The old Mosque of Fahraj has been the only mosque that hasn't altered from the beginning up to the present time (Mohammad Karim-e Pirnia).
In Yazd, water is something rare, step walkways and brick steps lead you to the dazzling views of water flowing down 40 or 50 meters below the ground level.
Lookout while you walk down the dark and dank narrow underground passage. When your thirst makes you feel exhausted, you reach down the water, seeing the women who are busy doing the dishes or clothes and now you wonder how to head back. (Jalal Al-e Ahmad).
The huge task a well-digger does is no less than the accuracy and patience the Yazdi farmer applies to do his job He, who spends long hours breaking the earth and drifts of sand in the depth of well, makes the passage of qanat, persevering in his effort in the heat is the integral part of his nature, which he has learned to fight the nature (Ali Asghar-e Mohajer).
Yazd is a treasure trove, each archeological find has been a book brimming with beauty, which lies open to the enthusiastic art lovers.
The historical city of Yazd is a glittering gem in the heart of the vast expanse of Iran, being a fort in the middle of the desert a sign of victory, purity, and vibrancy. (Dr. Ali Seyyedi).