Yazd the city of Iranian tolerance and peace is one of the certain highlights in any travel to Iran. With its twisting lanes, Badgirs of mud-brick old town. Blocked between the northern Dasht-e Kavir and southern Dasht-e Lut the city has desert climate which made it an enchanting eastern city that reminds you of one thousand and one night’s fairy tales.
The old city of Yazd is a UNESCO world heritage site. It is a place to wander and get lost in the maze of historic streets and lanes and let your imagination run wild.
Yazd has been famous for its silk and other fabrics since before Marco Polo passed through. It is also home to Iran’s second largest population of Zoroastrians.
As like other cities with desert weather Yazd is cold during winter (a late winter starting from November to early March). And also fiery hot in summers (an early and long summer from the end of March to late October).
Yazd old city is one of the oldest towns on earth according to UNESCO. Just about everything here including Qajar era houses is made of sun-dried bricks. And the resulting brown skyline is dominated by tall Badgirs on almost every rooftop.
Yazd has a long history as a trading region. When Marco Polo passed this way in the 13th century he described Yazd as a splendid city and center of commerce.
It was spared from Tamerlane’s attack and grew during 14 and 15 centuries. The main production of the city at that time were silk, textile and carpet. Yazd importance as a city dropped after the decline of Safavid.