Exploring the Desert City of Yazd

Iran, Yazd Guide (B): Exploring the Desert City of Yazd

In the evening after exploring Esfahan, we caught a bus to the city of Yazd, which took five hours and got us there at 1 AM. Exhausted from lack of sleep from the last couple of days and both of us getting a cold, we slept until 10 AM the next morning. It was nice to finally be able to catch up on sleep and feel fresh to explore again. We stayed two nights in Yazd, and one full day was spent exploring the city.

Yazd is a large-ish city in the middle of the desert with 1 million inhabitants. It dates back to the Sassanian Period (224-651 AD). Because of its desert surroundings, Yazd has a unique architecture which reflects this.

Of the cities that we had seen thus far in Iran, Yazd was one of my favourites. The city of Yazd is made up of mostly mudbrick buildings, giving the city a certain charm that I had actually hoped to find in Esfahan, which unfortunately, I didn’t. Other than that, Yazd has a lot to offer, including some of the most beautiful mosques in Iran (in my opinion at least!) and the incredible Towers of Silence, which are located 19 kilometres from the city center. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Exploring the Desert City of Yazd
Guide Location: Iran » Yazd
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Sight(s) featured in this guide: The Towers of Silence   Masjid-e Jame Mosque   Amir Chakhmakh Complex  
Author: Melissa Cherry Villumsen
Read it on author's website: http://iliveasidream.com/index.php/2017/02/04/exploring-the-desert-city-of-yazd/