Dolat Abad Garden
- Car parking
- Coffee shop
- Non smoking
The Dolat Abad Garden or Bagh-e Dolat Abad is a well-known resort and historical site located in Yazd city which has a history of more than 250 years and was built during the Zand period. The garden consists of beautiful halls and rooms with very attractive carvings. The entrances are made of glass and when the glass reflects the marble of the gardens and ponds, a very attractive view is created. Very enjoyable The most important item of this garden is its 33 meter high wind tower which always delivers fresh and clean air to every room of the building which increases the cooling of the building considerably.
History of the Dolat Abad garden
The building and garden were built in 1750 as the residence of the Shah of Persia Karim Khan Zand. Inside the building, there are complex half-timbered decorations and stained glass windows, but what makes it famous is above all the high badgir which with its 33 meters high is the tallest wind tower in Iran and the world. The tower was rebuilt after a collapse in the 1960s. The tower still provides ventilation to the house and fulfills the role of thermoregulator of the building’s interiors.
Currently, Dolat Abad garden is used as a park for tourists who are interested in high hills. There are coffee shops on the territory. In 2011, along with 8 other gardens, it was included in the UNESCO World Heritage List under the name Persian Gardens.
Design and construction
Built in the style of a traditional Persian garden on the border with a large desert, Dolat Abad complex consists of a garden, a system of paths, a canal with fountains, a high badgir, and other pavilions. The whole garden is surrounded by a protective wall. Cypresses and pomegranates grow from the trees. The central place in the garden is occupied by a high badgir in a mansion with stained glass windows. It’s noticeable even from behind the park wall.