Yazd City, the city of wind catchers, the city of bricks and mud, is located at the center of Iran travel, 620 km south of the capital, Tehran city. Yazd benefits from the unique design of its old buildings, which were registered by the UN just a few years ago. The diverse culture of the city and the co-existence of different religions such as Zoroastrianism, Christianity, Jewish as well, and Islam has given Yazd tourism a different color than the other cities in the country.
The weather in Yazd city is mostly too hot or too cold due to being surrounded by deserts. During spring and summer, the weather is mostly warm and hot, reaching 48 degrees Celsius, and during fall and winter, it can drop below zero. Also, the temperature difference between day and night is much.
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Yazd Travel Means
Bus: Qadir Bus Terminal is the main terminal of the city. There are buses available to Yazd from almost every city in the country. It’s 6 hours to Shiraz city, 2.5 hours to Na’in, and 4 hours to Isfahan city. You can get to this bus terminal by taking the city buses from Dolat Abad, Imam Khomeini, or Imam Ali terminals and getting off at Qadir Bus Station Stop.
Train: Yazd city is connected to Tehran, Kerman city, Isfahan, and Kashan city via the railroad, making overnight Yazd Travel possible. You can use Be’sat Intersection-Yazd rail station buses to get here easily. It is also possible to continue your travel to other cities by changing your train in Tehran.
Airplane: Yazd International Airport is located side by side with the Qadir Bus Terminal. To get to Yazd city airport, you can use Imam Ali Terminal-Yazd Airport buses. There are daily flights to Mashhad and Tehran available.
Yazd Hostel and Hotels
Orient Hotel: It is the best choice among Yazd hostels and hotels for budget travelers, offering dorms and single and double bedrooms; Located on 6th street, Jameh mosque Square.
Phone number: +98-351-626 7783
Kohan Hotel and Traditional House: This Yazd hostel is the 300-year-old traditional house that gives you the privilege of staying and experiencing a night in a classic Persian home at your experience of Yazd tourism and visiting Yazd hostel; located behind Alexanders Prison, Imam street.
phone number: +9835 3621 2485
Vali Yazd hotel: A more luxurious choice of Yazd hostel and hotels, but with a traditional setting, located at Imam Khomeini street.
phone number: +98 35 3622 8050
Everything Tourists Should Know about Yazd Tourism
The old fabric of Yazd city is so amazing and exciting that the UN has registered it, making it the second city in the country after Susa to be registered as a world heritage. Yazd tourism is not only limited to Yazd city itself; The surrounding towns, such as Meybod and Na’in, are almost as historically and culturally rich as Yazd city. These parts of the city, with the roofed streets that provide shade during the harsh summers, and the wind catcher buildings that are still an engineering phenomenon, are enough to make traveling to Yazd city worth it. Also, you can easily find Yazd hostel at Meybod and Na’in.
Due to the geologic situation of Yazd city, water accessibility and management were of great concern here, thus the invention of Qanat Water systems, one of the wonders of water management in the world. Make sure you visit the Yazd Museum of Water to grasp it fully.
Yazd city is the center of Zoroastrianism in the country. So there are several Zoroastrianism religious centers available for you to see. The Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture is where you can learn all about this ancient religion of Iran. Also, Varaham fire Temple and Dakhmeh (the pit) are other Zoroastrianism sights of Yazd tourism.
Yet, Yazd tourism is not complete without visiting the Islamic religious centers of the city. There are quite a few Islamic religious centers in the town, Jame Mosque, and Amir Chakhmagh Complex being two of the most famous. Zandiyeh School (also known as Alexander’s prison) is another.
Many other historical sites such as bazaars, mosques, old houses, and neighborhoods are available in the city that would keep you occupied for some time if you want to check them all out.
Dowlat Abad and Pahlevanpour Gardens are two of the greatest Persian gardens in the country, built and tended here in Yazd City, one of the hottest and driest regions in the country.
Around Yazd city are places like Kharānaq, the remaining one of the oldest mud cities, and two other Persian historical towns of Meybod and Na’in. Also, if you are interested in desserts, several choices are available in Yazd city, spicing up your Yazd travel.
Yazdi Ash, Qeime Nokhod (chickpea stew), and Kufteh are some of Yazd’s most popular local dishes. Khan Dohad Traditional Restaurant on Basij boulevard and Adib Almamalek Restaurant on Qiam street are two of the most famous restaurants in the city, offering original Persian food dishes.
Also, Yazdi Faludeh, as well as Qutab, Haji Badam, Pashmak, Baklava, and Yazdi cupcakes, are some of the local Iranian desserts. You can get your hands on them in the old bazaar.
Souvenirs from Yazd Travel
Aside from the sweets mentioned above, Yazd city is well known for its handmade fabrics. She’s Bafi, Termeh, Shama, Chador Shab, and Daraee Bafi are all various kinds of handmade Cloth and Fabrics, very well suited to get as an oriental souvenir. The best place to browse and buy these handmade goods is the Old Bazaar.