Yazd is one of the oldest cities in Iran and the capital of the Yazd province. The city is located 250 km east of Isfahan. In 2017, Yazd has declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Yazd was founded on an oasis and lies between the deserts of the Dasht-e Kawir and the Dacht-e Lut. The city has existed since the third millennium BC and is the center of the Zoroastrian religion. There are still many fire temples here today. On the outskirts of the city are towers of silence. When it was founded, the city is said to have been located on a large inland lake that has now fallen dry. To this day, water canals and qanats, which were built in ancient times, have been used for the water supply. The famous wind towers serve to cool and ventilate the historic houses.
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