The latest news and views about Iran’s Yazd province
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.
Shavaz: An Old Village in Central Iran
Shavaz village is located in southwest of Yazd Province in central Iran. The village is bounded by a mountain in the back and an...
The Stunning Architecture of Yazd
Yazd, a desert provincial capital, is home to its own unique Persian architecture. The historical city is nicknamed the “City of Wind-Catchers” (Shahr-e Badgirha)...
Sadé festival in Kerman, Yazd
Sade festival is celebrated 40 days after winter solstice in Iran. The festival is observed by Iranian Zoroastrians to celebrate the emergence of fire. The festival...
Kharanaq, a shaking adobe minaret in central Iran (PHOTOS)
The adobe minaret dates back to the Sassanid era.
Chak Chak, a Zoroastrian shrine in central Iran
Chak Chak is very popular with both Zoroastrian pilgrims and Muslim tourists. But between June 14 and 18 each year, it is only open to Zoroastrian worshipers.
Manmade reservoir at the heart of desert in central Iran (PHOTOS)
Birds flying over the region usually make a stop at the reservoir.
Fahraj Mosque in central Iran (PHOTOS)
Photos of a 14-century-old mosque in Yazd Province.
Khavidak Castle in central Iran (PHOTOS)
Images of Khavidak Castle in Yazd Province which served as a sanctuary for locals when they came under attack by bandits in the past.
Yazd, first adobe city in the world (PHOTOS)
Images of Yazd, a dry city in central Iran whose history goes back five millennia.
Pigeon Houses, Iranian Architectural Elegance
Pigeon houses represent a perfect example of humans and nature working together for mutual benefits.
ICHHTO introduces Tabriz and Yazd as Iranian creative cities to OIC
Iran’s Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHHTO) has introduced Tabriz in northwest Iran and Yazd in central Iran as iranian creative cities to the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), said a senior official of ICHHTO.