Yazd, The World Registered City in UNESCO
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What’s different about Yazd?
Yazd’s Historical Structure (Prospective World Heritage Site) a vast collection of public-religious monuments comprising different Islamic architectural elements of different periods in a harmonious combination with climatic conditions. The main highlights include:
Jamee Mosque of Yazd the magnificent 14th-century masterpiece crowned with two lofty minarets dominated by an exquisitely tiled entrance portal.
Shrine of Seyed Rokneddin consists of a most notable blue-tiled dome visible from any elevated point around the city, and impressive interior stucco decorations.
Amir Chakhmagh Square a stunning three-story facade with rows of perfectly proportioned galleries, most photogenic, around sunset and night-time.
Dowlatabad Gardens renowned for having Iran’s tallest wind-catcher, set amid quiet gardens with intricate latticework and exquisite stained-glass windows.
Alexnader’s Prison a 15th-century madrasa known locally as Alexander’s Prison with stucco decoration though highly deteriorated.
Shrine of Twelve Imams the well-preserved 11th century Saljuq shrine and one of the leading Islamic brick monuments, with once-fine inscriptions inside bear the names of the Shia Imams.
Fire temple a temple that holds a perpetual fire maintained by hereditary male priesthood who have learned required prayers to perform ritual duties.
Tower of Silence set on hilltops on the outskirts of Yazd City, abandoned since the ’60s, with several disused buildings at the foot of the hills near the modern Zoroastrian cemetery.
Water Museum located an impressive mansion that had a treasured qanat underneath, clearly showing the importance of these ingenious water systems, and every aspect of their use and maintenance.
The Historical City of Maybod (Prospective World Heritage Site) a remarkable example of viability and transmission of collective thoughts from different generations into an anatomy and spatial structure.
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