Yazd is one of the best historical destinations for tourists all around the world. If you are looking to spend your holidays in one of the best cities of Iran, you are on the right website. Keep on reading to find out all the information you might need about Yazd tourism and the Yazd tours that Atour provides.
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Yazd, the second historical city in the world
Yazd also known as “Yezd” is the second historical city in the world. The antiquity of this beautiful city goes back to the 5th century ce. Marco Polo describes Yazd as “the nobel city of Yazd”. This city which is one of the best Iran tour packages, is located in the center of Iran and is 270 km southeast of Isfahan province. This city has a population of 751,000 people most of whom speak persian.
Top sights in Yazd
Yazd is one of the most important cities of Iran in terms of tourism attractions and historical monuments.More and more tourists have decided to travel Yazd in recent years.
- Jameh mosque of Yazd
This exquisite mosque was built in the 14th century and has a massive architectural importance in the history of Iran. This mosque is a great example of Persian architecture.
- Dowlat abad garden
Dowlat abad garden has been listen in UNESCO world heritage site. Dowlat abad garden consists of several buildings. If you are visiting Yazd, the dowlat abad garden is a must see for you.
- Zoroastrian fire temple of Yazd
Zoroastrian fire temple which is also known as the Yazd atash Behram, is located in Yazd province,Iran. The sacred fire is installed in the Zoroastrian temple behind a glass and non-zoroastrians are not allowed in. The sacred fire is a sign of light, comfort and warmth. The sacred fire of this temple has been burning for 1,500 years.
- Alexander’s prison
This prison is named after Alexander the great. This monument is made of bricks which can be the Secret of the survival of this structure. The original purpose pf this structure is unknown but tourists visit this noteworthy architectural monument as a museum nowadays.
- Chak chak
Chak chak is a village near Yazd in the rural area. Chak chak which is also known as pire sabz, consists of a Zoroastrian fire temple chak chak has a great deal of spiritual and cultural value for local people. Chak chak means drips of water in Persian and legends say that these drops are tears of grief of the mountain.
If you are interested in a Yazd tour you have to choose your agency carefully. Finding a responsible and trustworthy firm that provides personalized tours is the most important part of you travel and can have a major effect on your experience. One of the companies that can provide you a personalized Yazd desert tour in Iran is Atour. The tours can vary from 2-7 days. You can check out Atour’s official website to get more information on their personalized and presented tours.