Nicknamed “the City of Windcatchers” in Persian, Yazd’s been UNESCO listed world heritage site since 2017. This is the ultimate city to learn about Zoroastrian tradition. Here, you’ll find a fire that’s been burning since AD 470 in Atashkadeh (the Zoroastrian fire temple), along with a Tower of silence, where the dead were sent to be freed of their demons. If you’re looking for unique Instagram shots, don’t forget to check out the roof of the Amir Chakhmakh complex for an eye-catching view of the city, or enjoy the architecture of its mosque. While you are there, visit Yazd Water Museum and take a selfie at the many historical houses around too. The one thing a true foodie here should never miss? The sweets! Yazd’s sweets are famous all around the country and so yummy that it’s hard to recommend just one. For lunch or dinner, check out Marco-Polo Rooftop Restaurant, or Termeh & Toranj.
Distance from Tehran
- No Bus