Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip

Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
  • ThemeArchitecture/ Museum/ UNESCO Heritage/ Religious and Epic
  • CodeIRRS6
  • Duration3 hr(s) and 30 min(s)
  • Best TimeSPRING | AUTUMN
    What To Expect

    Watching the exquisite Complex built in 15th century (Timurid era);

    Browsing the Qajarid house which is home to a water museum;

    Visiting the magnificent Jame mosque originally built in 12th century;

    Watching the 15th-century school known as the Alexander prison in the atmospheric neighborhood of Fahadan;

    Visiting the well-preserved Qajarid house built 150 years ago.


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    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Amir Chakhmaq Complex
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Amir Chakhmaq Complex
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Amir Chakhmaq Complex
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Amir Chakhmaq Complex
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Amir Chakhmaq Complex
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Amir Chakhmaq Complex
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Amir Chakhmaq Complex
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Amir Chakhmaq Complex
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Yazd Water Museum
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Yazd Water Museum
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Yazd Water Museum
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Yazd Water Museum
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Yazd Water Museum
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Yazd Water Museum
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Yazd Water Museum
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Yazd Water Museum
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Yazd Water Museum
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Yazd Water Museum
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Jame Mosque of Yazd
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Jame Mosque of Yazd
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Jame Mosque of Yazd
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Jame Mosque of Yazd
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Jame Mosque of Yazd
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Jame Mosque of Yazd
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Jame Mosque of Yazd
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Jame Mosque of Yazd
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Alexander Prison Yazd (Ziyaiyeh school)
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Alexander Prison Yazd (Ziyaiyeh school)
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Alexander Prison Yazd (Ziyaiyeh school)
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Alexander Prison Yazd (Ziyaiyeh school)
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Alexander Prison Yazd (Ziyaiyeh school)
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Alexander Prison Yazd (Ziyaiyeh school)
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Alexander Prison Yazd (Ziyaiyeh school)
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Alexander Prison Yazd (Ziyaiyeh school)
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Lariha House
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Lariha House
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Lariha House
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Lariha House
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Lariha House
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Lariha House
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Lariha House
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Lariha House
    Best Places to Visit in Yazd on a Day Trip
    Lariha House

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    The Ultimate Route Through Places, History, Culture, Religion, Lifestyle

    In Yazd, you learn and visit a lot about the influence of religious beliefs, historical events and harsh circumstances of the desert on the lifestyle of the people, and their interplay. Start your trip to visit places at the Amir Chakhmaq square where you can see a complex of historical buildings dating back to the 15th and 16th centuries. Then follow to the water museum where you can see the methods by which human residence in this arid city has persisted through centuries. Next on our route is the Jame Mosque which, seen from a distance, resembles a huge porch rising in the middle of the desert. After the mosque, go to the Fahadan neighborhood where the magnificent Lariha house, dating back to more than a century ago, and Ziaiyeh School, also known as Alexander’s prison, will prompt a journey in time. 


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    A) Amir Chakhmaq Complex
    Duration : 1 hr(s)
    Point Type: STARTING

    Being a UNESCO heritage city, Yazd has housed inhabitants since earlier than the 3rd millennium BC. There are plenty of squares in Yazd surrounded by adjoining buildings such as mosques, bathhouses, cisterns etc. 

    Speaking of the historic city of Yazd and its monuments,  the first name which may flash in the mind is Amir Chakhmaq (Amir Chakhmāq) complex. This is the most prominent square in Yazd, built during the Timurid period (15th century). The complex of Amir Chakhmaq (also known as Mir Chakhmaq) is located at the center of the city and is named after its founder, Amir Jalal al-Din Ch...

    4 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    B) Yazd Water Museum
    Duration : 30 mins
    Point Type: STOP OVER

     

    On the northern side of Amir Chakhmaq Square, there is located the Water museum of Yazd: the former elegant mansion of “Kolahduz” family, dating back to 1887. Covering an area of 720 square meters, the house was commissioned by Seyed Ali Akbar Kolahduz, the famous merchant of Yazd in the Qajar era. After the International Conference on Qanats in 2000, this house was converted to the water museum of Yazd. Here, visitors can learn about water management system in Yazd and other dry areas of Iran. 

    The stunning five-storey d...

    11 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    C) Jame Mosque of Yazd
    Duration : 1 hr(s)
    Point Type: STOP OVER

    Absolutely a jewel on the crown of the old city of Yazd, the magnificent Jame mosque is an architectural masterpiece of the Islamic era in Iran. The early structure of the old mosque, founded on a Sassanid fire temple, was commissioned by Alaodoleh Garshasb (1111-1133), during the reign of the Buyid dynasty. 

    The current building of the mosque dates back to 1324, built by Seyed Rokn al-din Mohammad Qazi.  Several restorations were done during the 14th century such as the construction of two porches on the left and right sides of the dome. Shah Yahya completed the construction by building the eastern prayer hall and the ...

    7 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    D) Alexander Prison Yazd (Ziyaiyeh school)
    Duration : 30 mins
    Point Type: STOP OVER

    Alexander Prison Yazd (Ziyaiyeh school)

    In the Mozaffarid era, Yazd was a prosperous city, especially in matters of culture and education, and this cultural blossoming lead to the construction of many schools and educational centers in this zone. Ziyaiyeh (Ziyā’iyeh) is one of the religious schools built during this period. Actually, the school was constructed in two phases: first, concurrent with the Mongol invasion, the dome chamber was commissioned by Sharaf al-din Ali Razi in 1234, to be a part of a mausoleum. Then, the grandson of Sharaf al-din erected a school and connected it to the dome chamber in...

    2 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    E) Lariha House
    Duration : 30 mins
    Point Type: ENDING

     

    Yazd has 6500 historical buildings scattered in different quarters like “Fahadan”, “Yoozdaran”, and “Yaghoubi” etc. Fahadan is the oldest district in Yazd containing several historical houses, mosques, and schools. Mostly, wealthy people of Yazd had settled in this quarter. 

    Built 150 years ago by Lari family, this gem has been preserved from the Qajar era. Laries were among the affluent people of Fars who came to

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