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Thousands of Zoroastrians from Iran, India and other countries are flocking to the ancient fire temple of Pir-e Sabz or Chak Chak in central Iran for an annual pilgrimage.
Amir Chakhmaq water reservoir, a remnant of the Timurid era, is one of the unique water storage facilities of the Iranian city of Yazd.
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.
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.
Iran has called on UNESCO to name 2019 as the year of late philosopher Sheikh Shahaboddin Sohrevardi and the Gondishapur University.
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.
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.