Iran in Depth

A Wonderful Experience in Yazd

The desert city of Yazd, located about 620 kilometers from Tehran or 310 from Esfahan, is an old town with a rich history. There are many things to do and see in and around this fascinating city, including significant Zoroastrian sites, the historic city of Yazd with its still-inhabited mud-brick dwellings, and the vast expanse of sand-dunes and desert activities. Along with its laid-back atmosphere and predictably dry weather, it comes as no surprise that Yazd is a popular tourist destination; there are several travel agencies with English speakers in the main town, with some goods and services even priced in euros. Two friends and I made a last-minute plan to go to Yazd over a 4-day weekend, and it quickly became one of my favourite Iranian destinations.

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Iran in Depth, Travel Guides

Hotels in Yazd, The First Adobe City of the World

Yazd is a city deep in the dry-lands of Iran with the minimum amount of rain or snow in a year which most likely would have turned this city into hot ruins over its 5000 years of history. However, being located around a hot desert has its own perks and it’s lead to the people of Yazd mastering the art of architecture to survive the harsh environment. For this reason, Yazd has been called a marvel of adobe engineering and mud-brick houses and walls and wind catchers. Today’s well-known hotels in Yazd have mostly renovated remnants or of yesterday’s unparalleled traditional Persian houses built for Khan’s or noblemen. A trip to Iran can only be announced “remarkable and indelible” if you book a room in one of these Yazd hotels, which, by the way, have more to offer than just mud-brick walls and cozy yards.

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Travel Guides

Yazd: The Eternal Civilization

Yazd is one of the rare places in the world where you can taste the still alive and dominant flavor of a civilization that has flourished for millennia. Located in terrain and more arid and forbidding than the deserts of Nevada, this oasis is still breathing and shining thanks mostly to the very unique and sophisticated technology invented by the Persian people sometime in the early first millennium BC to guarantee not only a reliable supply of water, but also a sustainable peace between the people of different areas and/or different religions.

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