No availability found through our partners. Please contact the business directly or check some of our recommended alternatives.
Travel Blogs from Yazd
When we reached the city of Yazd we headed to two towers called the Siren Towers which used to be used as a tomb. We camped below the towers on the sand and even managed to score a shower at the nearby security guards compound to wash all the sand off. It made little difference the next morning however as there were heavy winds overnight which caused sand to get up under the fly sheet of the tent and coat us. We spent the day in Yazd which is famous for its wind towers which is their ...
... sun. Most buildings have a windcatcher, (called a badgir) protruding from the roof. These towers catch the breeze, funnel it over a shallow pool of water to cool the air, then vent it inside. If you ever played the computer game "Dune" (or read the novels by the same name) you will easily be able to picture Yazd.
The town owes its survival to a network of underground water chanels, called quanats. These run for many ...
... in the country. Later in the morning we also visited their main fire temple, Ateshkadeh (Sacred Eternal Flame) which has been burning since 470 AD.
After claiming my room at the Orient Hotel (a converted merchant house with an ornate & fig-treed internal courtyard) we headed next door to visit the magnificent Jameh Mosque. Stunning tile work. The grand entrance portal & twin minarets are one of the tallest in Iran.
This city of less than ...
... not the alcohol just the endless options for things to do at night. I just can't seem to get excited about a night on tea and we're as yet to discover a nice relaxed tea house in order to do that. With the weather as it is we thought there would be an abundance of outside cafes. I guess almost Moroccan or Egyptian style - cushions on the floor of a footpath or under the shade of a tree - but there's none of that and the last thing I really want to do is sit on a ...
... with cake,
chocolate and god knows what else we decided a walk was in need. So nap first to get some energy right and
then we headed down to the main square, there is a lot more people here than in
the old town so seems like a different world down here. After our 50p falafel roll each and a drink
dinner we headed to the bizarre, but we were too late and even though just half
an hour ago it was buzzing ...
Other places to stay in Yazd
Dahom Farvardin, Yazd | Hotel$100 average