Yazd

About Yazd

Famous for: Various delicious sweets, silk fabric like Termeh, wind catchers, great mosques, mud-brick old town
Good for people with the personality of: Historic lovers, nature and desert surfers
Climate: Hot desert
Ethnic groups: Persians
Language/Dialect: Farsi with Yazdi accent
population: 529,673
Famous dishes: Ash-e-Shooli (Shooli Potage), Ashe- Gandom (Wheat Potage), Ash-e-Aloo (Plum Potage), Ash-e-Abghooreh (Verjuice Potage), Ashe- Mash (Mung bean Potage), Ashe- Anar (Pomegranate Potage), Gheimeh-Nokhod Stew, Beh-Aaloo Stew
Handicrafts: Termeh, Gelim, Pottery and Ceramics, carpet, Zilu, giveh, Metal forgery, tile masking
How many days to stay: 3-4
How to get there: Bus: Alghadir terminal, Train: Yazd railway station (express train only takes 6 hours from Tehran), Taxi or personal car: about 620 km from Tehran, Flight: 1hour from Tehran
Places to see/activities to do: Jameh Mosque of Yazd, Towers of silence, Old City, Dolat-Abad Garden, Zoroastrian Fire Temple, Amir Chakhmagh, Kharanagh, Water Museum, Yazd Art House, Museum of Zoroastrians History and Culture