Category: Yazd

The Cypress of Abarkuh in Yazd, Iran: One of the World’s Oldest Trees
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November 16, 2017November 14, 2017

The Cypress of Abarkuh in Yazd, Iran: One of the World’s Oldest Trees

One of the oldest living things in the world, the Cypress of Abarkuh in Iran, also known as Zoroastrian Sarv and Sarv-e Abarkuh, has been speculated by botanists to be at least 4,000 years old! Over the past years, many researchers from Japan, Russia, China, and Iran have tried to determine the tree’s age. Speculations...

Top Five Destinations of Yazd
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July 20, 2017October 29, 2017

Top Five Destinations of Yazd

Introduction As the first historical city of Iran, Yazd entered the UNESCO World Heritage list in July of 2017! Yazd’s hot desert surroundings have caused its architectural style to adapt over the generations and in doing so, it’s justly nicknamed the ‘city of wind-catchers’ There are far too many phenomenal destinations in Yazd to fit...

YAZD, IRAN, UNESCO’S LATEST INSCRIPTIONTO THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST
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July 10, 2017August 23, 2017

YAZD, IRAN, UNESCO’S LATEST INSCRIPTIONTO THE WORLD HERITAGE LIST

During its 41st session held in Krakow, Poland, the World Heritage Committee of UNESCO voted in favor of Iran’s ancient historical city of Yazd being inscribed on the World Heritage List; as one of only three, last Sunday; July 9, 2017. The very recent news was a sure cause of celebration for Iran’s Cultural Heritage,...

CHAK CHAK FIRE TEMPLE
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June 5, 2016January 19, 2017

CHAK CHAK FIRE TEMPLE

The Sacred Chak Chak Fire Temple Filled with mystery and wonder, tourists and pilgrims travel the mountainous desert lands of central Iran in quest of visiting the sacred Chak Chak Fire Temple, also known as Pir-e Sabz (The Green Pir). The most sacred Zoroastrian mountain-shrine sits elegantly right beneath a towering cliff face in the...

JAMEH MOSQUE OF YAZD
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May 30, 2016February 27, 2017

JAMEH MOSQUE OF YAZD

The Antiquated Jameh Mosque of Yazd For nearly a thousand years, the residents of Yazd’s Muslim community have gathered at this beautiful holy-place of worship, Jameh Mosque (Masjed Jameh), to participate in the collective Friday-prayer ritual. Historians say that this mosque was originally constructed in place of the old Sassanid Fire Temple in the 12th...

YAZD ATASHKADEH (Fire Temple)
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April 20, 2016January 24, 2017

YAZD ATASHKADEH (Fire Temple)

The Ancient and Sacred Yazd Atashkadeh For nearly 2,000 years, it has been the strong Zoroastrian’s faith which has kept the sacred fire of the Yazd Atashkadeh (Fire Temple) or Atash Behram consistently alight through the ages in Iran. Attracting travellers and tourists from the farthest distance, this temple is one of nine Atash Behrams....

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