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Sarv-e Abarkuh ( Cypress of Abarkuh )

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City : Abarkuh
Address : Abarkuh, Yazd
Type of attractions : Natural
Visiting Hours : 8:00 - 19:00
Visiting days : Every day
Ticket Fee ( Non Iranian ) : 100,000 IRR

Old Cypress of Abarkouh has spread its foliage in a blue sky in such a way that has stained a vast area of the sky with its green color. Its ever green nature reminds us of Zoroastrianism and the symbol of cypress in the culture of ancient Iran.  A cypress , tall and steady, reflects Iran's glory and greatness to the world.

Sarv-e Abarkuh ( Cypress of Abarkuh )

This stout tree is known as a 4000-year-old cypress and green jewel. Although it has been one of the oldest creature on Earth, still vibrant and lively, it continues his life vigorously. Moreover, age of this old cypress has attracted particular attention to this tree. Old Cypress is geographically located on the southwest of Abarkuh , and based on a panel installed at the visiting site, its height, trunk diameter, and crown diameter are estimated at 25 meters, 5 meters and 14 meters, respectively.

Sarv-e Abarkuh ( Cypress of Abarkuh )

Cypress Status in Iranian Culture

As mentioned before, the cypress is well situated in the Iranian culture. In Iranian old myths, as well as referring to planting this tree by the son of Noah (AS), it is also referred to Zoroaster. In general, the cypress symbol in the Iranian culture is unique and special and can be observed in designs of the Persepolis, Termeh fabrics of Yazd . Above all, the cypress is known as the national tree of Iran which symbolizes Persia's perseverance and pride.

Sarv-e Abarkuh ( Cypress of Abarkuh )

Protection of the Old Cypress of Abarkuh 

Obviously, any ancient and historical monuments needs care and protection, as is the case with Sarv-e Abarkuh. Several actions have been done to protect the straight and stout cypress that some of them can be mentioned as following:

  • Preventing the tree from pests and insects harm,
  • Checking the issues related to visiting and tourism requirements,
  • Solving the problems of wilting of the tree due to dust on its foliage,
  • Inhibiting branches that have been damaged due to the age of the tree,
  • Natural enclosures around the tree, in accordance with existing conditions, to reduce tree damage due to the negligence of a crowd of visitors who caused to put some parts of the tree into fire,
  • Employing trained personnel to protect this national monument,
  • Installing the lightning protection, and 
  • Registering the tree in UNESCO list.

Sarv-e Abarkuh ( Cypress of Abarkuh )

Sarv-e Abarkuh was registered in the list of National Natural Monuments in 2003.

For more information about Old Cypress of Abarkuh, please contact Raadina Support.

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