The city of Yazd is located in the eastern part of central Iran situated on the high, desert plateau that forms much of the country. Amidst the immense desert, Yazd retains its sterling of old in religion, traditions and architecture. Recognized by UNESCO as holding one of the oldest architecture all over the world.
The word Yazd means, feast and worship, the city of Yazd has resisted the modern urbanization changes and maintained its traditional structure. The geographical features of this region have made people developed special architectural styles. For this reason, in the older part of the city most houses are built of mud-bricks and have domed roofs. These materials served as insulation preventing heat from passing through.
The existence of special ventilation structures, called Badgirs, on the roofs is a distinctive feature of the architecture of this city (A Badgir is a high structure on the roof under which, in the interior of the building, there is a small pool). Therefore, Yazd has presented its stable identity at the foothills of the 4000 meter Shir Kooh.
The walking tour in Yazd is a special walk through its historical and ancient quarter of the city, the famous Fahadan Quarter; declared as UNESCO’s world heritage site in 2015.
The tour will start in front of Amirchakhmagh square visiting the water Museum and continuing to the mudbricked houses; visiting Jameh Mosque of Yazd, the ziaeeyeh school and Rokn-al-din dome. It will be finished at one of the most beautiful terraces of the city to see a panoramic view of the mud bricked houses and wind catchers.
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Depends on the season; 3-4 hours before sunset