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Amir Chakhmaq Cistern of Yazd; A Museum Underground

Amir Chakhmaq water reservoir, a remnant of the Timurid era, is one of the unique water storage facilities of the Iranian city of Yazd.

Historical Village of Fahraj: A Gem in Heart of Iran Deserts

Fahraj, located 30 kilometres east of Yazd in central Iran, is an ancient village in the heart of Iranian deserts dating back to pre-Islamic times.

Yazd Commits Itself to Promoting Adobe Structures

The central Iranian city of Yazd, which is known as the world’s first adobe city, has given the UNESCO a commitment to promote construction of adobe buildings and structures both inside the city and in other parts of the world.

Yazd Selected as Book Capital of Iran

The Iranian city of Yazd has been chosen as the country’s book capital thanks to the huge number of public libraries and books it has.

Iran Proposes UNESCO to Name 2019 after Iranian Philosopher, University

Iran has called on UNESCO to name 2019 as the year of late philosopher Sheikh Shahaboddin Sohrevardi and the Gondishapur University.

English-Speaking Police Forces to Serve Tourists in Iran’s Yazd

Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organisation is working to establish tourism police in the central city of Yazd with good command of English to protect tourists in the historic neighbourhoods of the city.

Qatar’s Awarding of Windcatcher Scale Model Raises Eyebrows in Iran

Last week, Iranian netizens were shocked to see Qatari officials awarding a scale model of windcatchers to Paris Saint-Germain staff who had won a traditional camel race in the peninsular nation.

Iran’s Yazd Home to World’s Third Tourist Library

The only fixed tourist library of the world that dates back to 250 years ago, is located at the heart of the Iranian central city of Yazd.

Iran Attractions in Photos: Yazd Mirror Palace

Mirror Palace mansion (Qasr-e Ayeneh) in Iran’s central city of Yazd is one of the country’s tourist attractions that dates back to the first Pahlavi era. The mansion is known as Museum of Mirrors and Lighting since 1998.

Two Iranian Cities, One Village Registered by World Crafts Council

Two Iranian cities and a village have been officially registered by the World Crafts Council for their outstanding handicrafts, said the head of Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO).

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