Sun-baked mud bricks line winding alleyways, arches and courtyards in one of the oldest towns on earth, according to Unesco. Yazd is the focal point of Iran’s Zoroastrian culture. Parched exposed brick gives Yazd the feel of some place ancient. Topped by a jungle of ‘badgir’ wind-towers, the result is a baked-brown stepped horizon. This is the spot in which to get lost and feel removed, as high walls shield houses from the mesh of lanes zigzagging the town. Get to the bazaar’s rooftop for views to leave head spinning. Yazd is the emblem of contrast and antidote to metropolis cities such as Tehran.
This lovely old city, filled with mosques and windtowers, is a highlight of central Iran. A haven for backpackers and adventure travelers and it is easy to see why. Plan to spend a few days so you have a chance to soak up the atmosphere and spend ample time lost in the tiny alleys of this historic treasure.
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The beautiful Jam E Mosque is visible from all over the city and serves as the perfect landmark for lost explorers of Yazd.