Lari’ha House

This 150-year-old building is one of the best-preserved Qajar-era houses in Yazd. The badgirs (wind catchers), traditional doors, stained-glass windows, elegant archways and alcoves distinguish it as one of the city’s grandest homes. It is worth noting the particularly delicate white-and-cream plaster work, traced with slivers of mirror that decorate the courtyard porches. The merchant […]

Saheb A Zaman Zurkhaneh

The cavernous ab anbar (water reservoir), built around 1580, resembles a 29m-high standing egg from the inside. Crowned with five burly badgirs (wind catchers), this impressive piece of architecture stored water for much of the city until modern irrigation made it redundant. The building has found a new purpose as a zurkhaneh (house of strength) […]

mirror museum

This elegant 20th-century mansion, dating from the 1940s, was confiscated after the 1978 revolution and has been converted into a quirky and fun museum celebrating the wonder of reflection. Some fine examples of mirrors and lamps are on display, and a photo booth, featuring opposing mirrors, provides for the ultimate selfies. Despite its name, the […]

Amir Chakhmaq Complex

Amir Chakhmaq Complex is a prominent structure in Yazd, Iran, noted for its symmetrical sunken alcoves. It is a mosque located on a square of the same name. It also contains a caravanserai, a tekyeh, a bathhouse, a cold water well, and a confectionery.  At night, the building is lit up after twilight hours after […]

Tower of Silence

On top of sedimentary and low mountain which is called Goor Dakhma(Tower of silence), there are 2 circular stone tower- like buildings with a hollow space. The Zoroastrians of Yazd used these places as open burial pits according to religious practices, as Zoroastrians started to bury in cemetery, using of Dakhma stopped. As many Zoroastrians […]

Dolat Abad Garden

A paradise in the middle of the desert. Dolat Abad Garden located in Rajaii Street, Yazd, is 7,000 square meters of heaven on earth. Dolat Abad Qanat was specifically dug to supply water for this garden. Some special individuals have touched the history of Dolat Abad. The most famous one is Karim Khan Zand, the […]

Varham Fire Temple (Zoroastrian Fire Temple)

Varham Fire Temple was built in 1313 by Iranian and Indian Persian Zoroastrians. This building was settled in the center of a garden, a circular pool in the yard added to its beauty. The fire settled in a highest place in the building and these are some rooms for praying in the building, too. Its […]

Yazd Jameh Mosque

Yazd Jameh Mosque is the grand, congregational mosque of Yazd city, within the Yazd Province of Iran.  The 12th-century mosque is still in use today. It was first built under Ala’oddoleh Garshasb of the Al-e Bouyeh dynasty. The mosque was largely rebuilt between 1324 and 1365, and is one of the outstanding 14th century buildings […]