Things to Do in Yazd, Iran

It is the last bastion of Zoroastrianism, the ancient Persian faith, and features many fire temples and examples of the old religion.

Boasting the oldest earthen buildings in the world, numerous mosques, and examples of ancient architecture, this desert town is one of the most fascinating in the whole country.

In the 14th century, Yazd served as the capital of the Muzaffarid dynasty; many buildings still standing today, such as the Friday Mosque, date from this prosperous period of its history.

Zoroastrian Fire Temple of Yazd

Close to the center of the old city sits this old temple of the Zoroastrian religion.


Amir Chakhmaq complex

This mosque, and the square of the same name in which it is located, is one of the symbols of Yazd.


Watch Saheb A Zaman Zurkhaneh

A zurkhaneh (literally “house of strength”) is a place where javan mard (gentlemen) build strength by using heavy wooden clubs, which are sort of like kettlebells.


Towers of Silence

Dakhma are essentially ceremonial structures used by Zoroastrians as part of the faith’s funeral rites. 


Old Town of Yazd

Listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, this slice of the Iranian city is often touted to be the oldest city in the world.


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