Yazd Travel Guide

Known as Isatis at the pre-Islamic era, Yazd is one of the oldest cities of Iran which is famous for its unique architecture. After Venice in Italy, Yazd is the second historical city in the world. This city was the center of Zoroastrianism in the Sasanian age. So, almost 10% of its population are Zoroastrian and they’re the largest community of Zoroastrians in Iran. Also, Yazd is called “The City of Wind catchers” which were used to cool down the buildings during the boiling weather of summer. The Yazdi dialect is the one which affects Persian more than other dialects and carries the richest Persian literature. Besides, the peaceful coexistence of various religions like Judaism, Zoroastrianism, and Islam is proof of high social development.

Continue reading the Yazd Travel Guide to find out more about this ancient city.

Generally, Yazd is a two-season city in Iran which has a dry and hot climate in the summer preceding a short and cold winter. The hottest and most expensive months are July, June, and August. But if you’re after a cheaper trip, fall is a good season. So, in Yazd Travel Guide we suggest you choose April and May, the coolest months in Yazd, since you won’t suffer neither from the freezing cold weather nor the hot climate of summer.

The old city of Yazd has a lot to offer when it comes to tourism attractions. In Yazd Travel Guide we mention some of these must-visit sights.

  • Masjid-e Jame Yazd: It’s the fantastic symbol of a mixture of tile and brickworks in the 14th Some resources claim that this mosque was built on a Zoroastrian temple dating back to the 12th century.
  • Yazd Water Museum: These unique aqueducts date back to more than 4000 years ago, even before the Romans building their own.
  • Alexander’s Prison: A reference in one of the poems of Hafez to this place, links it to Alexander in the 15th The deep well in the middle of the courtyard was used as a dungeon.
  • Bagh-e Dolat Abad: If you’re after an eye-catching garden with stained-glass windows and a tall wind catcher, which is said to be the tallest in the world, Dolat Abal Garden is a good sight in Yazd. It dates back to the 1960s and was built by Karim Khan Zand.
  • Atashkadeh Fire Temple: Since Yazd is one of the main centers of Zoroastrians, Atashkadeh Fire Temple is a Zoroastrian Temple which is open since 470 CE.

Alongside the eye-catching attractions, one of the pleasures of traveling to Yazd is visiting tasting different kinds of traditional foods so you can also have a memorable culinary tour in Yazd. You can taste these delicious dishes like Gheymeh Yazdi, khoresht Beh Bloo, Ghalieh Kadoo, Koofteh Lappe, Koofteh Yazdi or Koofteh Nokhod, Abgoosht, and Koofteh.

Besides, if you’re a fan of sweets, Yazd has some mouthwatering offers for you. These local sweets are famous for their delicious flavor. Shirini Yazdi, Ghotab, Baqlava, Pashmak, and Gaz are some of them. Their major ingredients are rosewater, cardamom, pistachio, and almond.

Since Yazd is one of the main centers of tourism in Iran, you can find a wide range of hotels in this city. So, if you’re planning to have budget accommodation in Yazd, we offer the followings in our Yazd Travel Guide:

  • Yazd Hostel: It’s located in the city center and offers a comfortable stay in a cozy place with an affordable price.
  • Orient Hostel: This hostel is also in the city center. You will enjoy the big beautiful courtyard with a decent hangout area.
  • Jungle Hotel: This cozy hotel is in close proximity to Yazd Jame Mosque and traditional public bathhouse of Yazd.
  • Traditional Rose Hotel: It’s another budget hotel in Yazd which provides you the comfort of stay in a traditional atmosphere.

However, you might prefer to stay in a luxury hotel in Yazd. Thus, you can choose either one of these recommendations:

  • International Laleh Hotel: This 4-star hotel presents you modern facilities like high-speed Wi-Fi and fine air-conditioning in traditional decor.
  • Persian Azadi Hotel: It’s another 4-star hotel in Yazd which is located in a beautiful garden.
  • Persian Safaiyeh Hotel: This hotel offers you the comfort of stay with a 4-star quality in the center of Yazd.

Plus, if you’re not satisfied with this list, then take a look at TripAdvisor to have a more detailed view of the hotels in Yazd.

Actually, handicraft is the integration of art and industry. Originally, Yazdi people made handicraft for their subsistence needs. It’s a creative and cultural heritage that is the product of traditional materials. All of these products are common in the original design, novel coloring, and limited investment.

  • Sha’r Bafi: This handicraft is the art of making textile which is one of the ancient industries in Yazd.
  • Termeh Bafi: Yazdi artists make this hand-woven cloth from natural silk. Some consider it as a sign of extreme humility for the divine creation of life.
  • Carpentry: Professional carpenters use carpentry for decorating the doors of holy places and mansions, engraving the Quran verses on doors, and designing the doors of traditional houses.
  • Metal forgery: This old art is still alive in some towns of Yazd like Sakhvid, Ardakan, and Khezrabad. Blacksmiths use simple tools to make sugar cube cutters, chains, pincers, locks, and other beautiful things.
  • Tile work: The origins of this art dates back to more than 700 years old in Yazd. Artists make fantastic tile works and drawings for decorating of the buildings.

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