The latest news and views about Iran’s Yazd province
Iran Reaffirms Religious Minorities Free to Be Elected to Local Councils
Iranian authorities have ruled that members of religious minorities living in the country can be elected as members of city and village councils, reaffirming an existing law that had been rejected by the Guardian Council.
Even Underground Tunnels Used to Get Married in Iran!
One of the oldest and strangest traditions in Iran was to hold wedding ceremonies between widows and underground water tunnels called qanats.
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.