Tuesday, August 16, 2022

Yazd Province

Sky Burial; Ancient Tradition of Iran’s Zoroastrians

Ancient Zoroastrians believed the dead body should be put in particular structures to be feasted upon by birds of prey, because the burial or burning of the corpses would cause water and soil to become dirty, which is forbidden in the ancient religion.

Lari House in Yazd: A Luxury Residence for Qajar Aristocrats

The Lari House in Iran’s central city of Yazd has a unique desert architecture that makes it a truly exceptional place to visit.

Coppersmiths’ Business Still Booming in Iran’s Yazd

The Coppersmiths’ Bazaar in the city of Yazd in central Iran has remained the hub of copperware trade and services after half a dozen centuries.

Iranian Woman Makes Football with Flags of All World Cup Teams

An Iranian woman from the city of Yazd has made a football on which the flags of 32 countries participating in FIFA World Cup 2018 can be seen.

Aqda Village; A Historical Gem in Heart of Iran

The historical village of Aqda is located 40 kilometres from Ardakan in Iran’s central province of Yazd.

Dowlatabad Garden: Jewel of Persian Architecture

With its ith distinctive properties, picture-postcard views and the historic Persian pavilions, Dowlatabad garden is an iconic landscapes of Iran's Yazd.

Persian Gardens in Photos: Pahlavanpour Garden of Yazd

Pahlavanpour Garden is a historical site located in the city of Mehriz in Yazd Province, which manifests Iran’s traditional architecture.

Number of Tourists Visiting Iran’s Yazd Province Up 11%

The number of tourists visiting the historical city of Yazd in central Iran has considerably increased, a senior tourism official says.

Zarch; Longest Qanat of Iran, World

The longest Qanat in Iran and the world is the Qanat of Zarch which is located in Central Yazd province.

Apocalyptic Dust Storm Hits Iran’s Yazd (+Video)

A devastating and horrific dust storm swept over Yazd province in central Iran on Monday.

Aura of Old Times in Iran’s Ecotourism Destinations

Iran's ecotourism accommodations, particularly those in Yazd province, with an aura of the old times, have been drawing foreign tourists from the four corners of the world.

People in Yazd Celebrate Nowruz with Joyful Rituals

With its long history dating back to thousands of years ago, the city of Yazd in central Iran has grabbed the attentions of domestic and foreign tourists as an intangible cultural heritage with unique rituals and traditions, especially when the Persian New Year arrives.

UAE Attracting Tourists by Showing Off Persian Architecture

The Arabs states of the Persian Gulf, particularly the UAE, have been building elements of Persian architecture, particularly the Iranian wind-catchers, to turn their countries into attractive destinations for foreign tourists.

Iran Opens New Solar Power Plant in Yazd

The first solar power plant in Iran’s Yazd province, jointly financed by Iran and Germany, was officially inaugurated on Saturday, February 3.

Italian Paper Hails Yazd as Shining Pearl of Iran

An Italian daily newspaper has described the historic city of Yazd in central Iran as one of the major cultural heritage sites registered by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO).

Unique Votive Food Annually Cooked in Iran’s Yazd

In one of the relatively old neighbourhoods of Yazd, a special votive food offering (Nazri) is cooked and distributed among people.

Ecotourism, Major Attraction to Foreign Tourists Visiting Yazd

Ecotourism has turned into a major attraction for foreign visitors travelling to the Iranian province of Yazd.

Henna Grinding: Ancient Iranian Profession, Tourist Attraction

Henna grinding is a centuries-old Iranian profession and a tourist attraction which draws domestic and foreign visitors.

Iran Holds Special Tour of Mourning Ceremonies for Foreigners

Tour operators in the city of Yazd have organized a special tour of mourning ceremonies held in this city during the Islamic month of Muharram, when Shiite Muslims mourn the martyrdom anniversary of Imam Hussein.

Nakhl-Gardani; Historic Mourning Ritual Performed on Ashura

People in various Iranian cities, particularly the central city of Yazd, annually perform the ‘Nakhl-Gardani’ ritual on Ashura, the tenth day of Muharram, to simulate the funeral ceremony of Prophet Muhammad’s grandson Imam Hussein.

Mosques in Iran; Cultural Havens with Impressive Architecture

Iran has some of the most beautiful mosques in the world. However, aside from their splendour, mosques are also significant religious and cultural centres where people come together to socialize and acquire knowledge.

Iran’s Yazd, Home to Three Monotheistic Religions

The representative of Zoroastrians in Iran’s Parliament has pointed to the inscription of the central city of Yazd as a world heritage, and hailed the peaceful coexistence of the three monotheistic religions of Islam, Judaism and Zoroastrianism in this city.

Historical City of Yazd Inscribed as World Heritage Site

The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has added the historical structure of Yazd in central Iran to its list of world heritage sites.

MP Warns against Construction Projects Endangering Historical Sites

An Iranian lawmaker warned against the construction projects that endanger historical sites, particularly those in central Iranian city of Yazd which threaten an old structure due to be registered as a world heritage site.

Ancient Festival of Sadeh in Southern Iran

Iranian Zoroastrians, and even some non-Zoroastrian Iranians, annually celebrate Sadeh, an ancient Iranian festival that takes place 50 days before Nowruz, the Persian New Year.

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