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A Travel Guide to Yazd

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Yazd province with an area of over 72,156 square kilometers is located in the center of Iran and is close to the large and beautiful provinces such as Isfahan, South Khorasan, Fars, and Kerman.

A Travel Guide to Yazd

The city of Yazd with cold dry winters and hot dry summers have brought up hard-working people in its heart. The city is known as the city of badgirs and the city of bicycles and it is also famous for the cultural religious rituals held in some especial ceremonies such as Ashura.
A trip to Yazd, the first adobe city and the second most historic city in the world, is a journey to the history and the magnificent architecture and experiencing the silence and tranquility of the desert, and the starry sky of the nights. Not only the desert city of Yazd, but also nine other cities such as Ardakan, Abarkuh, Bafq, Behabad, Taft, Khatam, Ashkezar, Mehriz and Meybod are also a collection of historical attractions in Yazd Province.

A Travel Guide to Yazd

Historical Attractions of Yazd

Yazd has still preserved its authenticity and history which has led to the registration in the UNESCO World Heritage List. Despite being renovated, the ancient city of Yazd kept its old neighborhoods intact which lead you to the history of this reminiscent city.
If you are into history and tradition, then travel to Yazd and enjoy visiting its historical texture where there are numerous old neighborhoods, long and narrow covered alleys, adobe houses, and all those places made of clay and mud you want to visit; attractions such as Amir Chakhmaq Complex, Jame Mosque of Yazd, Alexander's Prison or Ziyaeieh School, Khan-e Lari House, Tomb of 12 Imams, Dolat Abad Garden, Ateshkade ( Fire Temple ) and Dakhmeh -ye Zartoshtiyun ( Tower of Silence ) which are some of the historical and architectural masterpieces of Yazd.
If you are interested in enchanting nature of the desert and the eye-catching view of the sandy hills which is one of the natural attractions of Yazd, you can find the best in the desert city of Yazd. In recent years, there have been many permanent and temporary desert camps throughout Yazd Province to host visitors and tourists visiting the desert.
On your journey, do not forget to visit desert camps where you can experience a dreamy night in the desert observing the brilliant stars that may have only read about in books.

A Travel Guide to Yazd

Tourist Attractions in Yazd

To complete your trip to Yazd, we recommend you to go to the other towns in the province and visit their natural and historical attractions as following:
In Abarkuh , you can find Old Cypress of Abarkuh, Aghazadeh Mansion, Solat House (Anthropology Museum of Abarkuh), Jame Mosque of Abarkuh, Gonbad-e Ali, Shahrasb Castle, and etc.

A Travel Guide to Yazd

In Ashkezar , you can visit Haft Badgiri Ab Anbar of Asr Abad, Sultan Complex in Bondar Abad, Hojat Abad e Vazir Complex, etc.

A Travel Guide to Yazd

In Ardakan , do not miss Chak Chak, Charsooq Bazaar, Kharanaq Village and its amazing attractions, Aqda Village, Ayatollah Khatami Historical House, etc.

A Travel Guide to Yazd

In Bafq, you should visit Imamzade Abdollah, Vahshi Bafqi's House, Caracal Camping Site, Shenoshaden Desert Camp, etc.

A Travel Guide to Yazd

Tourist attractions in Behabad include Shoor River, Behabad Anthropology Museum, Asfich Historical Village, Molla Abdullah Behabadi Mausoleum, Stone House of Bahabad (Al-e Taha House), Sheikh Junaid Tomb, etc.

A Travel Guide to Yazd

Spend time in Taft to visit Shah Vali Complex (Nakhl Bardari Ceremony), Sadri Garden (Namir Garden), Barfkhane, Shirkuh, Eagle Mount.

A Travel Guide to Yazd

In Khatam , you can enjoy visiting Masih Stream, Shadi Jungle, Marvast Castle, Molki Castle, Doctor Salehi House, Houbara Research Center.

A Travel Guide to Yazd

In Meybod , do not forget to visit Meybod Yakhchal, Chaparkhane, Meybod Narin Castle, Meybod Shah Abbasi Caravanserai, Meybod Pigeon Tower, Jame Mosque of Meybod, Salar House, Nadooshan Village, Khorshid Khanoom Handcrafts Town, etc.

A Travel Guide to Yazd

In Mehriz , experience visiting Historical Complex of Mehrpadin, Pahlavanpour Garden, Kooh Rig (A Sand Mountain in Mehriz), Historical Saryazd Castle and Village, Arnan Mountain, etc.

A Travel Guide to Yazd

Staying in Yazd

Yazd with a treasure trove of history and attractions fascinates many tourists each year, and desirably host these dear guests in modern hotels such as Arg-e- Jadid Hotel, Rah O Ma Hotel, Safaiyeh Hotel and traditional hotels such as Dad Hotel, Moshir al-Mamalek Hotel, and Antique Malek-o Tojjar Hotel.
Alongside these gorgeous and spectacular hotels, the people in Yazd has restored large old houses to traditional mud Eco lodges which has many enthusiasts who want to enjoy a desirable accommodation as well as experiencing traditional lifestyle. Yazd is the number one city in Iran in terms of the number of Eco lodging. Here, we introduce some of these adobe eco lodges which you can click on to book them or read more about them: Nartitee Ecolodge, Narenjestan Ecolodge, Shaarbaf Ecolodge, Khesht Abad Ecolodge, etc.

Airlines and Roads to Yazd

Yazd is not far from the surrounding cities. For example, Tehran is about 630 kilometers, Shiraz is 500 kilometers, and Isfahan is 380 kilometers away from Yazd, which can be traveled in different ways.
Airplane: You can reach Yazd via Shahid Sadooghi International Airport of Yazd. During the day, there are several flights from Tehran to Yazd, and vice versa, which last about 50 minutes.
Train: Another way of traveling to Yazd where there are many railroads due to the abundant mines and resources, is via train. It is easy to travel from Yazd to Tehran, and vice versa with 2 daily high-speed trains lasting for 6 hours.
Bus: You can get to Yazd by VIP and Scania buses coming from various terminals in Tehran. It lasts about 8 hours to get to Yazd
Car: You can also travel to Yazd along the route of Tehran, Qom, Kashan and Nain by car.
It is not only Tehran which can be accessed to and from Yazd, but also many other cities in different parts of the country.

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