A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd

A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
  • ThemeArchitecture/ UNESCO Heritage
  • CodeIRRS7
  • Duration2 hr(s) and 30 min(s)
  • Best TimeSPRING | AUTUMN
    What To Expect

    Watching the exquisite complex of Amir Chakhmaq built in 15th century;

    Walking along the Qajarid roofed bazaar with about 150 shops;

    Watching the 18th-century theological school in the traditional bazaar of Yazd;

    Visiting the water cistern from Qajar era which consists of six wind-towers.

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    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Amir Chakhmaq Complex
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Amir Chakhmaq Complex
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Amir Chakhmaq Complex
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Amir Chakhmaq Complex
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Amir Chakhmaq Complex
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Amir Chakhmaq Complex
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Amir Chakhmaq Complex
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Amir Chakhmaq Complex
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Khan Bazaar
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Khan Bazaar
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Khan Bazaar
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Khan Bazaar
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Khan Bazaar
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Khan Bazaar
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Khan Bazaar
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Khan Bazaar
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Khan Theological School
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Khan Theological School
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Khan Theological School
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Khan Theological School
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Shesh Badgir Ab Anbar (Six-Wind-Tower Cistern)
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Shesh Badgir Ab Anbar (Six-Wind-Tower Cistern)
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Shesh Badgir Ab Anbar (Six-Wind-Tower Cistern)
    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd
    Shesh Badgir Ab Anbar (Six-Wind-Tower Cistern)

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    A Journey through The UNESCO World Heritage City in Yazd

    The architecture of a town says a lot about the lifestyle of its people. Like any other city, Yazd bears the marks left by its rulers or prominent residents. Have a look at the history and architecture of this town by starting at Amir Chakhmaq complex consisting of a square, cisterns, a bathhouse, caravanserais, a bazaar, and a Tekiyeh built in the 15th – 16th centuries by Amir Jalal al din Chakhmaq, then governor of the town. Then follow to the Khan bazaar and Khan school built in the 18th century. In the end, you can pay a visit to Shesh Badgir Ab Anbar (Six Wind Towers Cistern), consisting of six wind towers and an underground cistern; the two structures which make living in Yazd possible. 


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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...

    8 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    C) Khan Theological School
    Duration : 30 mins
    Point Type: STOP OVER

    Khan Theological School

    Walking in the traditional bazaar of Yazd takes you to the  Khan theological school. In 1772, one of the famous governors of Yazd, Mohammad Taghi Khan, commissioned the building of this theological school.

    The impressive architectural style of the school, dating back to the late Zandiyeh and early Qajarid eras, makes it a building worth visiting. Primarily, it was built outside the city walls, on an area measuring 2910 square meters. The Khan school consists of one small and one big school cha...

    14 MIN(S) BY WALKING
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    D) Shesh Badgir Ab Anbar (Six-Wind-Tower Cistern)
    Duration : 30 mins
    Point Type: ENDING

    Shesh Badgir Ab Anbar (Six-Wind-Tower Cistern)

    Located at the heart of Iran's central desert, Yazd is a prominent example of Iranian cities housing traditional cisterns, with around 100 cisterns (Ab anbar) throughout the province. Ab anbars are typical architectural structures in the desert cities of Iran, made of terracotta brick and a type of strengthened mortar called dimeh (a combination of lime, ash, and sand). Thanks to their notable architecture and interesting mechanism, these structures have become appealing tourist attractions in Yazd. Because of the climate and wind direction, the wind towers o...

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    Cost Info

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    • Amir Chakhmaq Complexfree
    • Khan Bazaarfree
    • Khan Theological School free
    • Shesh Badgir Ab Anbar (Six-Wind-Tower Cistern)free
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    • After visiting the bazaar and Madrasah, take a rest in the Traditional Khan Bathhouse which is now converted to a cozy teahouse.


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