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The latest news and views about Iran’s Yazd province

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.