The capital of Yazd Province is the city of Yazd. This province is bordered by South Khorasan and Isfahan provinces to the north, Isfahan and Fars provinces to the west, Fars and Kerman provinces to the south, and Kerman and South Khorasan to the east. It has an area of 76,470 square kilometers.
A short look at the history of Yazd city
There is no clear information in the historical texts about when exactly the city of Yazd was founded and built. However, in some sources, the foundation of the city of Yazd and the suburbs is attributed to the following:
The foundation of the city of Yazd is attributed to Alexander the Great and Zahak; the city of Meybod to Suleiman the Prophet and the city of Abarkuh to Abraham the Prophet.
Some historians believe that a city has been founded in this area during the Sassanid era, by Yazdgerd.
The city of Yazd, after Venice, is the second-most ancient city in the world and the first historical city of bricks and mud in this land.
Now we are going to have a trip to Yazd, the city in the center of Iran.
Yazd is one of the most prominent cities on this planet due to its traditional, adobe context.
Walking in this historic city is an interesting thing to do and we invite you to enjoy it.
People are living their daily lives in the streets of the traditional and adobe context of this city.
A great starting point to walk in this historic city is Amir Chakhmaq Square.
Yazd is a city in central Iran. This city is the capital of Yazd province. One interesting thing about Yazd is that the world’s first safe deposit box was in this city.
Yazd Elevation above Sea Level
Yazd has an average altitude of 1230 meters above sea level that is different in different parts.
Weather in Yazd
Since Yazd is located in a desert city, it generally has two seasons: it is warm in spring and summer, and cold and dry in fall and winter.
The best time to visit this city is spring and early fall.
How to Reach Yazd
Yazd is easily accessible by land, rail and air:
Yazd has an airport that is not an international one.
Yazd can also be accessed through rail lines and since this city is located in the desert, it is a good choice for tourists who do not like arid and desert roads.
The main land route from Tehran to Yazd is:
Tehran, Qom, Kashan, Naein, Yazd: about 630 km.
It is a good idea to have a visit to Isfahan or Kerman first, and then travel to Yazd that needs more time.
Tourist Attractions of Yazd
As mentioned above, Yazd is the second largest historical city in the world, so this city is supposed to be home to a lot of ancient monuments.
Among the historical-cultural attractions of the city of Yazd, some of which are the significant examples of Iranian desert architecture, are as follows:
Amir Chakhmaq Complex, Jameh Mosque of Yazd, Water Museum, Yazd Atash Behram, Alexander’s Prison, Lariha House, Yazd Ab-anbars (water storage) (Six windward Ab-anbars, Amir Chakhmaq Ab anbars, etc.)
Yazd Souvenirs and Crafts
Not only is Yazd historically and archaeologically rich, it is also a great place to buy unique souvenirs. It is known as a city with the most variety of souvenirs, mainly sweets.
Some of the souvenirs and snacks of Yazd include: Yazd Baklava, Yazd Qottab, Cake Yazdi (cupcake), Haji Badam, Louz, Cotton Candy, Sohan Ardi, Rock Candy, Nan Panjereh, sugar, Noghl, Pomegranate, Pomegranate sauce, Ardeh, Halvah Ardeh, sesame oil, raisins, etc.
Ardakan in Yazd Province is the center of sesame productions and its derivations such as sesame oil, Halvah Ardeh, Ardeh and many other products that are produced from sesame seeds.
In addition to snacks, sweets and delicious food of Yazd, there are beautiful crafts such as Termeh, Velvet weaving, Zilu (a kind of carpet) as the fascinating souvenirs that you can take home from your trip to Yazd.
Yazd is also famous for its gold and jewelry. To some people, the goldsmith’s and jewelry making workshops in this city are considered as the best ones in the country.
So if you’re interested in gold and jewelry, do not miss visiting and sauntering in the jewelry bazaar in the city of Yazd.