Yazd Travel Guide

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Yazd Things to Do

  • Windtowers

    What catches soon your attention around Yazd are the windtowers.Iranians invented windtowers to face the harshly variable climates of the country.They caught the wind and distributed it in the house rooms(aircon). Winditowers still stand and are used in various desert towns. The towers are not only on ordinary houses but also on top of water...

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  • Bazar

    Yadz bazar is located betwen Khan square and Khan school. It is not a huge bazar but in my opinion it is still better than the Tehran one. The bazar is protected by two wooden gates. The most interesting part of the bazar is the goldsmith one.

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  • Malek o Tojjar Hotel

    Our driver and guide insisted telling us that we should visit this hotel as it was unique. It is inside the bazar and the entrance is very anonymous so that you really get a surprise once you are in.This hotel is an ancent mansion, in the past belonged to a well known business man whose title Malek o Tojjar was given by a king due to his...

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  • Amir Chakhmaq

    The wonderful three floors facade of this building is one the most unusual architectural examples of all Iran. Recently there have been added some portics to keep the traffic away from the building. It is possible to go up untill the first floor to have a nice view of the square.Sometime it is used for theater performances with spectators standing...

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  • Jameh Mosque

    This Mosque also known as Friday Mosque dominates the old city.The gate covered with majolica tiles is one of the highest of all Iran and next to it there are two minarets 48 meters high.The Gardoneh mehr (swastika) painted on the majolica (picture 2) tilesrapresents the infinity, the ethernity, the birth and the death, and the same symbol can be...

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  • Atashkadeh (Fire Temple) 

    The flame inside the temple, is considered to be the symbol of the God of Light. The flame has been burning for the past 3000 years, which makes the place one of the most important fire temples for the zoroastrians. In the temple there is also a large garden and a pool.Ticket price 50000 rialsOpen:8-12 15-18 from saturday to thursday

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Yazd Hotels

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Yazd Restaurants

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  • Camel meat

    We came to have dinner here during our stay in Yazd. The restaurant is simple and the menu full of typical Iranian dishes.They have also some islamic beer, in my opinion the dark one is the best.Being a hotel restaurant, you can use their wi-fi which works pretty good.Here we ate camel meat.Average price for a meat dish with rice and some salad and...

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  • Snack on the ship of the Desert

    The Camel burger shop is a short walk north on Imam Khomeini Street from the street which leads to the Jameh Mosque. On the right hand side of the road, as you walk north.We were led there by a chap called waiting by the road with his bicycle.The shop isn't much to look at. Laminex tables, vinyl covered chairs and tiled walls. You cave come here...

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  • a traditional teahouse/restaurant

    We had a lunch at theMalek 0 Tojjar restaurant and teahouse, located in an old home about 200 years old. The teahouse, with a little fountain in the courtyard, is truly delightful, while the adjoining restaurant is less charming - possibly because it's quite large and crowded. Food, however, was OK. We each tried a different dish, but the most...

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  • Local

    Talaar restaurant is one of the best restaurant in Yazd, Delicious food, clean with nice place. In this place you can served Iranian foods.

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  • RESTAURANTS:

    RESTAURANTS:1. Atena (marked in English), on the south side of Farrokhi Street. 2. Daneshju, Bahunar Square 3. Donya-ye Ghaza, Daneshju Blvd4. Fatemi, in Jomhuri Eslami Blvd. 5. Naqsh-e Jahan, Mosaic Sazi Crossroads 6. Ordibehesht, Ayatollah Kashani Street 7. Talar-e Yazd, Darvazeh Koran 8. Tehrani, Jomhuri Eslami BlvdIn all of these restaurants...

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  • The Best Restaurant I've ever been to .

    Mozafar Traditional Restaurant provide all kind of Traditional and International dishes round the clock . Hotel coffee shop provides you with all kinds of cold and hot drinks . its drinks are carefully made to give our customers a smooth, flavorful taste sensation. Each drink is served with pride and care using only the highest quality ingredients,...

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Yazd Nightlife

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    Iran's not a place for nightlife, which is actually more than fine with me. One could spend some time in an internet cafe or else chat with fellow travellers in the hotel restaurant... or even better, you could go for a walk around town: it's perfectly safe and there are plenty of people around. The best thing you could do is to enjoy the stunning...

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  • Persian Nights

    Wandering around Yazd Bazaar at night is a really exotic experience. You feel as though you have been transported back to Persia in the Middle Ages, as you stroll around the maze of ancient alleyways, packed with people.

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Yazd Transportation

  • Silence Towers

    Silence Towers are out of the city. And just taxis is what you can get. if you use night bus to Yazd please directly go to the Silence Towers because of sun. Taxi price to Silence Towers, Atashkadah (temple) and Amir Chachmack Square is 170000 UR (appr. 10 $)

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  • Where is train station?

    Some surprises are making shocked. This is the one of them. Yazd train station is not at the place that Lonely Planet Guides show anymore. Close to centrum (it means far from the bus terminal actually) You can only use taxi .Don 't worry 3000 Tomans

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  • Bus from Shiraz to Yazd (O/N)

    To save time, I took overnight bus from Shiraz to Yazd. The journey was 7 hours, departing 9pm and arrived at 4am in Yazd, Oh my God! 4am. I took volvo bus, costing IR55,000 (May 2008). The seating was alright, but I could not really sleep and the driver kept playing loud music to keep himself awake.As I arrived at 4am and no point to search for...

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Yazd Shopping

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  • You know you want one....

    Are you short of a swan shaped centrepiece for your dining table? Perhaps a large round platter, the better to display you dried fruits?On the North west side of Enqelab St, in the midst of the Khaan Bazaar is just what you need.Make sure you can fit it into your backpack!

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  • explore the bazaar

    Yazd's bazaar is really a beautiful one - narrow covered lanes and alleys twisting and turning - the perfect place to get lost and savout the atmosphere... it's like a step back in time - in fact it is one of the oldest in Iran.Important trades in the bazaar are textiles, saddlery and shoemaking - although you will also find some shops selling all...

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  • Gold Jewellery

    One whole section of Yazd Bazaar is devoted to gold jewellery. There is a great selection and prices here are probably as low as you'll find anywhere in Iran. Gold jewellery.

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Yazd Local Customs

  • Building houses

    Houses are build with mud and unbaed bricks and this because in this region there are no other available materials apart mud and mortar.In the cold season the absorbed temperature is as insulation from the chilly weather outside.In the hot season mud and un backed bricks strongly resist the sun rays.

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  • Badgirs

    Badgir are wind towers - and Yazd is famous for them... there are plenty all over the old town, and they are still in use. Badgirs were (and are) a very simple but effective system of ventilaton. Being open at the top, as you can see from the photo, these wind towers can catch the faintest breezes and channel it to the buildings below, allowing...

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  • Bagdirs

    Bagdirs are windtowers and they can be seen all over Yazd and in some other Iranian cities where it can be very hot.You can say that bagdirs are natural air-conditioners. They catch the wind and direct it through a shaft to the rooms below, where there is a pool of cool water, cooling the air. Through a different shaft the hot air in the house is...

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Yazd Warnings and Dangers

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    No, it is not a dangerous place to visit - nowhere seemed to be dangerous or threatening in Yazd. Hazireh mosque, also known as Ruzeh-E-Muhammadeyeh, is Yazd most confusing mosque.

    The reason is simple: unless you look at it carefelly, you can easily mistake it for the Majied-e Jamee, the Friday mosque. I used to fororientation purposes, to get out of the bazaar, only to find myself where I was not supposed to be. At that point I noticed I was looking at the wrong mosque.

    It's located along imam Khomeini street

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Yazd Tourist Traps

  • Visiting Hours of Vank Church

    Visiting The Vank Church And The museum of the church is partially open, so I have added This picture by mine to notice when to go; As Friday is The Weekend day of iranian it is open only in its morning;

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  • camel rides

    In Yazd the biggest tourist trap would be the very short camel rides that leave from tomb of the 12 imams. The route: A very short one, indeed - around the tomb. Total riding time: approximately 60 seconds.I use the conditional because in Yazd, in march 2008, there were hardly any "foreign" tourists - just local ones - so I wonder if this can still...

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  • Alexander's Prison

    This fairly new looking, adobe building was supposedly built as a prison by Alexander the Great, more than 2,300 years ago! I didn't meet anyone in Yazd who actually believed this story.It's conveniently located next door to the tourist office and you have to pay 5,000 rials to go in.This may well be the only tourist trap in Yazd.

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Yazd Off The Beaten Path

  • Sarv -e Abarqu

    Sarv -e Abarqu also called Zoroastrian sarv, is a 4000 years old and 25 meters high cypress located on Yazd province.We stopped here on our way from Yadv to Shiraz. It is a national monument and it is considred to be the oldest living thing in all Asia.

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  • Erani's House

    As I was wandering around the adobe alleyways of the old city of Yazd, a lady smiled at me from her doorway and invited me into her home. Her name was Erani. She served me tea from a samovar, introduced me to her family, including her son, daughter, daughter-in-law and grandchild and then took me to meet her neighbour, who invited me into his home...

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  • Yazd Henna Mill

    If you want ot see what the very first industries looked like, then visit Yazd Henna Mill.A giant millstone crushes the henna and leaves the workers covered in dust.Henna is a greyish-green powder, which, when water is added to it, turns red. It's used as a carpet dye and also to colour old men's beards and young women's hands.

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  • Iran's oldest inhabited city

    Yazd is located in Central Iran, in the middle of the desert, along one of the old silk road routes. With a population of about 450'000 inhabitants, it famous for its distinctive architecture - ancient mud buildings and wind towers - as well as for its large community of Zoroastrians, the largest in the country. it is also famous for carpet...

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  • BANKS AND EXCHANGE OFFICES:

    BANKS AND EXCHANGE OFFICES:1. Bank Melli Iran, Imam Khomeini Ave- Masjid-e Jam'e St intersection 669910.2. Bank Mellat, Imam Khomeini Ave 667373.3. Amin Exchange Office, Imam Khomeini Ave, Opposite Sepah Bank 60745. ~4 Mahbubian Exchange Office, No 87, Taleghani Blvd.5. Pars Exchange Office, Farrokhi Street, Next to Bank Saderat Iran 61815

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    If your current health insurance doesn't cover you while your abroad, you should consider getting international travel insurance just in case something should go wrong.

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