Yazd, one of the most ancient cities in the world, is shining like an almond in the center of Iran. This city is well known for its traditional architecture, delicious foods, sweets and unique handicrafts.
Some structures in Yazd such as wind towers (a kind of air conditioner which works without electricity and makes the weather of inside cool), bricked ice storage and some other else are the symbol of a desert city. Among the other precious buildings we can name Jame mosque- which has very tall minarets- or Amir chakhmaq Complex. If you take a walk in some districts like Fahadan you will see some nice traditional houses which have been built maybe hundred years ago.
Something which certainly surprises you is to breathe and walk in the nice weather of a beautiful garden at this desert city. Dowlat abad Garden with the tallest wind tower, is among those nine gardens registered in UNESCO, leaves no doubt for you to visit it.
Since Yazd was definitely a Zoroastrian center during Sassanid times, you can visit some structures related to that period like “fire temples” and “tower of silence”. The city is still the residence of many Zoroastrians.
If you come to Yazd, you won’t ever forget the taste of Qottab and Baklava as its traditional sweets and Sholeh as its yummy food. If you stroll in bazaar, you can find Terme and Sharbafi – some special and beautiful clothes- and also potteries which are the unique handicrafts which they could be great souvenirs for your darlings.