Yazd, Iran Tourist Information

Tourist Information Office
Amir Chakhmakh Complex
Hajighanbar Bazaar
Tel: 0098 – (0)351 – 622 30 05 Hours
: 9:30am-12pm and 3:30pm-5:30pm

Tourist Tourist Information Office
Ziaee Square
Tel.: 0098 – (0)351 – 621 65 42
Yazd Province, Yazd, Unnamed Road
Opening hours: 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. (until 8 p.m. in summer)

Yazd – The most beautiful desert city of Iran

Narrow, mysteriously winding lanes stretch along mysterious clay buildings and open up into idyllic squares and almost deserted residential areas that seem deserted. Yes, it is a place to get lost, a place to get lost, a place to get lost in the long history of a city that is among the oldest in all of Iranheard. Yazd, capital of the province of the same name, was created around 3000 years ago in an oasis between the deserts Dasht-e Kavir and Dasht-e Lut. For the water supply of their citizens, water canals and water pipes, the so-called qanat, which have existed in part since ancient times, were and are still used today. The people have also adapted to the hot climate with badgirs, i.e. wind towers, and created a kind of ancient air conditioning system. These Badgirs stretch like a forest over the roofs of the city and give it a sublime character.

But Yazd is not only famous and worth seeing because of its fantastic adaptation to the climatic conditions. Also popular thanks to its high-quality silk goods, craftsmanship and delicious sweets, the city was and is a center of the Zoroastrian faith, which is still practiced by 5 to 10% of the total population. While a more than 1,500-year-old fire burns permanently in the fire temple (Atashkadeh), the two enrapturing towers of silence rise on the outskirts of the city, in which the Zoroastrians did not bury their dead until the 1960s, but honored them with the purity of the elements ” have exhibited”.

Visitors to the city are only too happy to stay in one of the restored traditional houses, which serve tea, authentic food and lots and lots of atmosphere. These hotels are the perfect bases for exploring a desert city that doesn’t need to draw attention to itself with its countless buildings, mosques, mausoleums and the country’s tallest wind tower. Because no one who has a heart can avoid Yazd anyway.

Surname Yazd
Other names Yasdi, Jasd, Yezd or Yesd
Country Iran
Location Yazd is located in the center of Iran in the Yazd province of the same name at an altitude of 1,216 m
and about 250 km away from Isfahan.
The city spreads out between the deserts of Dasht-e Kavir and Dasht-e Lut.
Region Yazd province
Landmark of the city Wind Towers of Yazd (Badgirs)
Function of the city Capital of Yazd Province
Surface 131,551 sq km
Population Approximately 490,000
Ethnicities Persian
Languages Persian (Farsi)
Religions Shiite Islam (Twelver Shiites)
Many followers of Zoroastrianism live in the city.
They make up between 5 and 10% of the total population.
National currency Iranian rial
Mountains and elevations The highest mountains of Yazd province are Shir Kuh (4,075 m),
Bon Lokht (3,002 m) and Bajegan (2,879) m.
Official homepage https://iran.de/yazd/
Tourist information Tourist Information Office
Amir Chakhmakh Complex
Hajighanbar Bazaar
Tel: 0098 – (0)351 – 622 30 05 Hours
: 9:30am-12pm, 3:30pm-5:30pmTourist Tourist Information Office
Ziaee Square
Tel: 0098 – (0)351 – 621 65 42
Hours: 9am-6pm (until 8pm in summer)
Yazd Province, Yazd, Unnamed Road
Telephone code with country code 0098 – (0)351 – subscriber number
Time compared to CET + 2.5 hrs
Mains voltage, mains frequency 220 V and 50 Hertz

Yazd: Specifics

Badgirs – Antique Air Conditioner
Anyone who has experienced a summer’s day in Yazd will appreciate the importance and luxury of the Badgirs, which spread like a forest over the city’s rooftops and create a cool atmosphere. These wind towers can confidently be described as antique air conditioning systems, as they grab and breathe in even the smallest breeze and discharge it wonderfully cool into the interior of the house. If you want to experience this effect for yourself, just stand under a Badgir and enjoy.
Yazd is also known for the yakhchals, which were once used to keep ice from the nearby glaciers cold.

Khan-e Sonnati – living with tradition
There are more than ten Khan-e Sonnati in Yazd. These traditional houses have been transformed into fantastic hotels that allow you to experience Iranian culture and way of life up close. Almost all of these hotels offer tea, authentic Iranian food, great atmosphere and local tours. It is highly recommended to spend your nights in one of these traditional adobe houses with courtyards. The best known of these traditional houses are the Silk Road Hotel, the Kohan Traditional Hotel, the Malek-o Tojjar or the Rose Traditional Hotel near Imam Khomeini Street.

Modern Yazd
Yazd has continued to expand its industry since the 1980s. More than three main industrial areas are each home to 70 different factories, making Yazd the most technologically advanced city in Iran. The companies based there include such giants as Yazd Steel, Shimi Plastic Yazd and Yazd Polymer.

Yazd and the Zoroastrians
Yazd was and is an important center for the Zoroastrians. The adherents of this religion, which insists on dualism, make up about 5 to 10% of the city’s population. In addition to the fire temple, which contains a fire that is said to have been burning permanently since the year 470, the so-called Towers of Silence are also architectural signs of Zoroastrian presence: These towers are located just outside the city and once served as burial sites. The Pir-e-Naraki Shrine is a major pilgrimage destination for Zoroastrians from around the world and hosts annual gatherings.

Yazd Sweets
Yazd is famous for the delicious sweets that can and should be bought in hundreds of shops. The most famous of these shops is Haj Khalifeh Ali Rahbar on the corner of Amir Chakhmaq Square and Khomeini Street.

The most popular sweets include Louz (made with almonds or coconut), Baghlava (made with pistachio and cardamom), Cooki Koloocheh (cookies made with rice flour, sugar and egg), Ghottab (made with grain, flour and cardamom), Hajji Badam (made with almonds, egg, walnuts and pea flour) and pashmak, the local version of the popular cotton candy.

Yazd, Iran Tourist Information