Ultimate Guide to Yazd | Everything you need to know

Ultimate Guide to Yazd

Historic city of Yazd | a UNESCO World Heritage

The City of Yazd which is the second historical city in the world, is known as the city of work, storm sewer, thatch, Qanat, adobe, wind_towers , bicycles, sweets and the city of fire and sunshine. These are the titles that are attributed to Yazd, a city with ancient civilization which is the 22nd Iranian UNESCO Registered Site.

Yazd means pure and grand and for this special city it means Holy Land and The City of God.
Yazdgerd I (the twelfth king of the Sasanian dynasty) is the founder of Yazd.

Yazd, one of the most important tourist hubs of Iran, is located almost in the desert area of Iran in a warm and dry climate. The people of this land are sociable. They welcome foreign and domestic tourists every year with the best hospitality possible that is actually constantly encouraging and attracting more tourists. These people’s effort to preserve the historical fabric of the city and promote its original culture is commendable.

Yazd is the first historical city in Iran to be listed on the UNESCO World Heritage List on 9 July 2017 because of its architectural styles and its intact historical fabric. For more information, click on the bellow link:

Historic City of Yazd | A living UNESCO site on the Silk Road

Yazd | photo by: hasan almasi

Yazd | photo by: hasan almasi

Language

The most of the people of Yazd are Persians, and they speak Persian with “Yazdi” accent which is different from Persian accent of Tehran.

Climate

The temperature may reach to about 43 °c in summer and -2  °c in winter. January is the coldest month in Yazd with an average high-temperature of 12.2°C (54°F) and an average low-temperature of -0.8°C (30.6°F). The month with the most rainfall in Yazd is April when the rain falls for 11 days and typically aggregates up to 21.9mm (0.9″) of precipitation. July is the warmest month in Yazd, Iran, with an average high-temperature of 39.5°C (103.1°F) and an average low-temperature of 23.3°C (73.9°F). In Yazd, Iran, rain does not fall in July, August, October and December.

The month with the highest relative humidity is January (53%). The month with the lowest relative humidity is July (17%).

The wettest month (with the highest rainfall) is April (21.9mm). Driest months (with the lowest rainfall) are July, August, October and December (0mm).

The month with the highest number of rainy days is April (11 days). Months with the lowest number of rainy days are August, October and December (0 days).

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Best time to visit

The best time for traveling to Yazd is spring and autumn (Mar, Apr, Oct, Nov). If you want to see just the city and you do not care that much about cold weather, winter is also good for you.

Public transportation

Cycling and walking are the best option and the most enjoyable ones, especially in the morning or at night.

There is no Metro in the city, but you can use buses, minibuses, vans, etc. Using a bike also may be interesting. The bus stops are available in almost every street in Yazd and there are several bus stations where you can take buses to different areas of the city.

All in all, taking a taxi is a better option to visit most attractions, especially if you don’t have much time.

Bus Terminals

The main bus terminal (Yazd passenger Terminal) is about 10km west of the old city of Yazd which takes you about 20 minutes to get there by a private taxi (Dar-Bast Taxi). Also there are public bus you can use to get there.

DestinationDuration (hr)
Bandar Abbas9
Esfahan5
Kashan5
Kerman5
Mashhad12
Shiraz6
Tabriz14
Tehran7

Train

There is one train station in the city (Yazd Railway Station) which is 7km from the city center. you can get there by taxi.

DestinationDuration (hr)
Bandar Abbas11
Kerman7
Mashhad14
Tehran via Kashan & Qom8

Airport

Shahid Sadooghi international Airport is located to the west of Yazd city centre and serves the city as well as all of the surrounding counties.

Attractions

  1. Towers of silence
  2. Old City
  3. Jameh Mosque of Yazd
  4. Amir Chakhmaq Complex
  5. Dolat-Abad Garden
  6. Zoroastrian Fire Temple
  7. Water Museum
  8. Saheb A Zaman Zurkhaneh
  9. Kharanagh
  10. Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture
  11. Saryazd Fortress
  12. Kharanaq village
  13. YArt House
  14. Shirkooh Mountain
  15. Markar Historical Complex
  16. Khan-e Lari House
  17. Alexander’s Prison
  18. Sadri Garden
  19. Heyrani House
  20. Hazireh Mosque
  21. Eagle Mountain
  22. Kushkno Watermill
  23. Cambrian Museum
  24. Zein-o-din Caravanserai
  25. Khan-e Lari House
  26. Bogheh-ye Sayyed Roknaddin
  27. Silk Road Gallery
  28. Yazd Painting House
  29. Khan bath
  30. Nabati Cave
  31. Lizards Land
  32. Mehrpadin Castle
  33. Mirror And Lights Museum
  34. Yazd Koohestan Park
  35. Ab anbar Rostam Giv
  36. Mulla Ismael Mosque
  37. National Garden Park
  38. Zoroastrians Dakhmeh
  39. House Of Sigari
  40. Lab-e Khandagh Tower
  41. Egbal Factory
  42. Rooftop Cafes of Yazd
  43. Yazd Desert Tour
  44. Bafgh DesertChak Chak
  45. Meybod
  46. Nain

* Written by Mohammad Naderi

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