Best Tourist Places to Visit in Yazd, Iran, Asia
Yazd is one of the major cities of Iran geographically positioned 31°53′50″ N 54°22′04″ E. It is the capital of Yazd Province located about 630 kms southeast of Tehran, the capital of Iran.
Yazd is well known for high class handicraft products and sweet shops. Yazd city occupies an area of 16,000 km² and located at an altitude of 1203 meters.
Geography of Yazd:
Yazd is placed on an oasis at the confluence of Dasht-e Kavir desert and the Dasht-e Lut desert. Because of its location between Shir Kuh and Kharaneq, Yazd is usually known as “the bride of the Kavir”. Yazd is considered as the driest prime city in Iran. It features a hot summer and mild winter.
Yazd Province shares its borders with Semnan Province in the north, Isfahan Province towards west, South Khorasan Province to the east and Kerman Province on the southeast.
History of Yazd:
The name of Yazd derives from a Sassanid ruler Yazdegerd I. The history of Yazd dates back to Median Empire and has a history of more than 3,000 years. It highly witnessed the rule of Muzaffarid Dynasty and Qajar Dynasty during 14th and 18th century respectively.
Economy of Yazd:
Yazd is one of the major textile industries centres in Iran and also the city known for jewelry industry, ceramics and construction materials industry, machine manufacturing and agro industries. Yazd is the leading producer of fiber optics in Iran presently.
Connectivity to Yazd:
Yazd is well connected with bordering countries cities by roadways, railways and airways. Yazd is served by Shahid Sadooghi Airport with regular flights to Tehran and International flights to Damascus and Dubai situated 10 kms away from the heart of the city.
Yazd Railway Station is 5 kms away from the city centre with daily trains to Tehran.
Buses are regularly available at major bus stands and local bus terminals. Motorcycle taxis, taxis and local buses are good options to travel around the city.
Culture, Cuisine and Shopping in Yazd:
Yazd is a historical city houses many ancient mosques, museums and mausoleums. It is home to more than seven universities of medical and engineering degrees.
Tourists can buy varieties of Iran snacks, nougat and cashews. The handicrafts products like carpet, silk fabrics and cashmeres are must purchase. Persian carpets are available at reasonable prices at handicraft shops.
Kohan Hotel offers traditional restaurant and tea house offers variety of Iranian traditional food and some European and Indian dishes as well. Fessenjun, gheime and Iranian kebabas are famous food in Yazd.
Places to see near Yazd:
Masjid-e Jame is the 14th century mosque designed with finest Persian mosaic and excellent architecture.
Amir Chakhmakh Complex:
Amir Chakhmakh Complex is known for its magnificent construction.
Yazd Water Museum:
Yazd Water Museum is open from 8.00 AM to 19.30 PM. Admission fee is 10.000 Rial.
Other tourist attractions near Yazd include:
- Yazd Tower of Silence
- Yazd Market Square’s Clock
- The cistern of Fatemeh-ye-Golshan
- Amir Chakmakh Mosque
- Hazireh Mosque
- Water Reservoir
- Alexanders Prison
- Bogeh-ye Seyed Rokamdin Mosque
- Dowlat Abad Gardens
Best time to visit Yazd:
In the months of March, April, October and November is the best time to visit Yazd and in these months there are several cultural events organized in and around Yazd.
Accommodation Options in Yazd:
The price ranges from 150,000 IR to 200,000 IR for single rooms and from IR 250,000 to 300,000 double rooms in the luxury hotels of Yazd. The list of best hotels in Yazd is as follows:
- Hotel Dad
- Traditional Hotel Kohan
- Farvardinn Desert Inn
- Silk Road Hotel
- Amir Chakhmagh Hotel
- Arkan-e-Yazd Tourism Guest House
- Auto Taj Homestead Hotel
- Azadi Hotel
- Baharan Homestead Hotel
- Enghelab Hotel
- Kavir Homestead Hotel
- Mellat Homestead Hotel
- Safaeieh Hotel
- Yazd Inn
- Yazd Tourism Guest House