Saturday, March 24, 2018

Yazd

Yazd is located 270 km (170 mi) southeast of Esfahan, is currently 15th largest city in Iran. Since 2017, the historical city of Yazd is recognized as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
Because of generations of adaptations to its desert surroundings, Yazd has a unique Persian architecture. It is nicknamed the "City of Windcatchers" (شهر بادگیرها Shahr-e Badgirha). It is also well known for its Zoroastrian fire temple, ab anbars (cisterns), qanats (underground channels), yakhchals (coolers), Persian handicrafts, handwoven cloth (Persian termeh) and silk weaving.

The Zoroastrian threefold motto
“Good thoughts, good words and good deeds”