Yazd Travel Attractions

Yazd is the antiquity of history with monuments telling stories of the past, from the Achaemenid events to Zoroastrian traditions. The city is in a valley, covered with mountains, between the two deserts of Lut and the Dasht-e Kavir.

Yazd, Desertic Rural & Urban Culture

Yazd is one of the oldest cities in Iran, and its history goes back to ancient times. Visiting the Zoroastrian Fire Temple and the world’s tallest windbreaker would be the best choice to learn about Iran. Yazd is the home of Persian sweeties and is a famous destination for handicrafts, especially handwoven souvenirs.

Religious diversity enlightens visitors about Zoroastrians, Jewish, Christians and Muslims in the city centre. The local architecture of a nation is where we could learn so much about the lifestyle of the people. Exploring Persian architecture in the interior and exterior design of buildings and traditional houses inspire travellers about the Iranian lifestyle.

Yazd embraces well-decorated Zoroastrian temples, cathedrals, synagogues, and mosques. The city is a mud-brick UNESCO World Heritage that depicts the distinctive structure of urbanism in the desert. Yazd not only displays the highest wind-catchers but also amazes visitors with the longest underground aqueduct in the world.

Yazd Alleys (UNESCO Heritage)

The ancient city of Yazd is always one of those mysterious cities in the heart of the desert of Iran.
A little from the city centre, we reach a neighbourhood which is the oldest region of Yazd, Fahadan Neighborhood. This neighbourhood seems to have survived the Seljuk era. Many monuments can take a full day of your time in Fahadan’s Neighborhood. In addition to its history, this neighbourhood is famous for its alleys of violence and reconciliation. Alleys are so narrow that two people can’t cross each other.

The World Highest Windcatcher (UNESCO Heritage)

Dowlat Abad Garden is a UNESCO World Heritage monument that shines like a jewel in Yazd. The UNESCO heritage is a spectacular place as the tallest brick windcatcher in the world.
Dowlat Abad Garden dates back to the final years of the Afsharid dynasty, in 1160 AH. The garden embraces a delightful orchard that creates a pleasant view in autumn and spring.

Yazd Ancient County

The Meybod city embraces mysterious historical beliefs in the desert lands of the Yazd Province. Meybod includes many historical and ancient places, dating back to many years before Christmas.
Meybod is the diary of events since the very first ages of human existence to the present. Walking through the olden and ancient places of Meybod, to catch unforgettable memories.

Yazd Religius Spot

Amir Chakhmagh Square is the time machine of Yazd city. It is like a circle, where occasions from history turn around. The magnificent memorial of 9 AH, with stunning tile work, stores, and a mosque is a complete complex that keeps the city spirit alive.

If you ask us how to get acquainted with the history, culture, and people of Yazd in one day, we invite you to spend a morning to night in ​​the Amir Chakhmaq Complex area. The complex is a crowded and spectacular square full of architectural attractions in Yazd. Amir Chakhmaq Complex embraces Amir Chakhmaq mosque, water storage, Zorkhaneh, and Yazd’s famous confectionery.


Visiting the area, its architecture, water reservoir, and street foods at different hours of the day to capture eye-catching photos. Communicate with local vendors to perceive the people’s lifestyle and culture from the past to the present. Do not forget to experience the silence and tranquillity of the region’s night with its exquisite lighting design!

Yazd 1500 Years Burning Fire Temple

Bahram Fire Temple is one of the famous Zoroastrian holy places in Yazd and Iran. What makes the place different from other antiquities is the Varhoram Fire, the 1500-year-old fire. Varhoram Fire is one of the three ancient and sacred fires of the followers of Zoroaster. The fire has travelled a long way from the Azarfarnbagh fire temple in Fars to Yazd.

Bahram Fire Temple is still burning and strengthens the faith and belief of Zoroastrians even more. The good feeling of seeing the old fire, which belongs to the Sassanid era, is an indescribable experience. Fire Temple of Yazd is the place of Zoroastrian sacred fire and shrine living in the city. The holy fire is inside a large bronze chamber, and a person named “Hirbod” is responsible for keeping it lit. Visitors to the fire temple can see the ever-blazing fire from behind a glass wall.

Underground Incredible Architecture for Water (UNESCO Heritage)

To learn from ancient cities to use historical systems, to make our lifestyle sustainable. Qanat is an ancient engineering architecture which helps get access to the groundwater. From China to Morocco, people used to build qanat for daily water usage in the desert. An extraordinary example of sustainable architecture is creating a sustainable lifestyle to continue living on Earth.

4500 Year-old Village

The city of Yazd has always been a manifestation of the art and architecture of ancient Persia. Kharanagh village is one of the old favourite villages of the world. This 4,500-year-old village was first mentioned in a report by a Zoroastrian hermit in 24 AH. Kharanagh’s birthday coincides with the twelfth anniversary of the reign of one of the Sassanid kings.

Mosque on a Fire Temple

The 900-year-old Yazd Jameh Mosque is one of the most magnificent historical monuments and sights of Yazd province. Yazd Jameh Mosque contains the tallest minarets in the world.
The eye-catching mosque was under construction for three periods. The main foundations of the mosque are on a fire temple from the Sassanid period. After Islam in Ilkhanid and Timurid periods, the mosque started shining like a jewel in Yazd. The dome belongs to the Ilkhanid period, and the entrance belongs to the Timurid period.

Yazd Paradise (UNESCO Heritage)

In search of the meaning of existence and its creation, human has tried to construct buildings to be able to realize a part of the vast structure of the universe. The Pahlavanpour Garden in Yazd Province is a manifestation of heaven in the heart of the desert. By entering this old pavilion left hundreds of years ago, you hear sounds from paradise playing for your comfort.

This magnificent garden is in Mehriz city, a county with over 1600 years of history. This pavilion was one of the most beautiful traditional hotels in Yazd. Pahlavanpour Garden depicts modernity in the form of tradition to bring you a different experience of 21st-century life in a traditional atmosphere. This small paradise is full of sycamore, almond, persimmon, and pomegranate trees, and the aqueduct which passes through retains freshness.

Yazdi Cake

The identity of the culinary culture makes a specific dish, dessert or sweet come after the name of the region. That way, the food would carry the essence and definition of the city’s culture. Yazdi Cake is a tasty example of such a culinary item that depicts the identity of Yazd city. It’s a kind of sponge cake with a design of Almond slices.

Alexander’s Prison

One of the fascinating and strange sights of Yazd is Alexander’s Prison (Zendaan-e Eskandar). The Alexander’s Prison (Ziaeie School) is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in the Fahadan area of Yazd. A school with a long history since the Ilkhanid period. The building contains a simple but stunning architecture with raw clay in construction. Today, handicraft workshops are available in prison as a cultural zone and historical attraction.

Yazd Silk Road Caravanserai

Let’s come to Yazd to see the only specialized museum of light and illumination in a magnificent ambience in Iran. The mansion’s design is like a Kushk (Kushk is a castle in the middle of a large garden). In the past, the palace was the fair and generous man’s residence, Mr Sarrrafzadeh. The palace represents a combination of traditional and European architectural styles that consists of delicate and artistic plastering and mirrors.

Apart from details such as latticed windows with stained glass, the palace embraces various spaces in its heart. The palace design includes an attractive and large spring house, which makes walking in the garden more pleasant. Museum hosts a collection of ancient manuscripts, books, coins, stamps, weapons, and several bronze objects from Lorestan. Lighting fixtures, in which all kinds of tallow lamps, installation lights, pendant lights, pedestal lights, hand lamps surprises travellers.

Yazd Light Museum

Let’s come to Yazd to see the only specialized museum of light and illumination in a magnificent ambience in Iran. The mansion’s design is like a Kushk (Kushk is a castle in the middle of a large garden). In the past, the palace was the fair and generous man’s residence, Mr Sarrrafzadeh. The palace represents a combination of traditional and European architectural styles that consists of delicate and artistic plastering and mirrors.

Apart from details such as latticed windows with stained glass, the palace embraces various spaces in its heart. The palace design includes an attractive and large spring house, which makes walking in the garden more pleasant. Museum hosts a collection of ancient manuscripts, books, coins, stamps, weapons, and several bronze objects from Lorestan. Lighting fixtures, in which all kinds of tallow lamps, installation lights, pendant lights, pedestal lights, hand lamps surprises travellers.

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