Yazd is the capital of Yazd province, located in central part of Iran. It’s the city of high wind catchers, bicycles, outstanding Qantas, historical winding narrow lanes, exquisite tileworks, delicious pastries and amazing mud-brick houses.
For centuries, Zoroastrians and Muslims have been practicing their religion in peace there. The fire burning inside the Zoroastrian fire temple has been there nonstop since the year 470.
Since the city is located in desert region, it has dry and hot climate but the amazing Wind Catchers, created brilliantly by Iranian architects, to cool off the house from the desert heat!
The whole historical city of Yazd is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO and for sure it’s a don’t -miss destination in Iran.
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Yazd, formerly also known as Yezd, is the capital of Yazd Province, Iran. The city is located 270 km (170 mi) southeast of Esfahan. At the 2016 census, the population was 586,780 , and it is currently 15th largest city in Iran.
Because of generations of adaptations to its desert surroundings, Yazd has a unique Persian architecture.