Free virtual tour to Yazd: The city of wind towers
It seems like Covid19 has huge creativity in wasting our time! Quarantine is often an unpleasant experience for those who are crazy about traveling and discovering the world. Fortunately, there is no limitation in the internet world. Well, don’t worry! You can now take virtual tours of Yazd, right here on the Irandoostan website. For more information on tours to Iran please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
1_Dolat Abad garden
You might think that because Dolatabad Garden has the tallest windbreak in the world, the windbreak building is the main part of it, but we recommend you not to miss a single click in this section. Many buildings are considered to be the main parts of the garden: The Reservoir, the mirrorball, the windbreak room, etc. The existence of all these main parts of Dolatabad has made it independent of other parts of the city just like a small autonomous city. The first part you can see from inside the building is the octagonal Hall or Hashty, with a geometrically shaped roof and wooden lattice doors. If you go to Dolatabad Garden on a hot day in the real world, you will feel the cool fresh air on your skin as soon as you enter this area. Upon entering the vestibule, there will be a windbreak room and three alcove rooms will be around you. There are no ornamental plants in the garden, but the shady and fruitful trees have been planted due to the improvement of the air circulation in this garden in the middle of the desert.
2_Fire temple of Yazd
Fire temples are places of worship of Zoroastrians, as Yazd is the center of Iranian Zoroastrians, the most famous fire temple of Zoroastrians “Atashkadeh Bahram Yazd” is located in this city. The architecture of this fire temple is inspired by the Achaemenid style. There is a pool in the front area of Atashkadeh, the floor of which is covered with coins. In the public belief throwing coins in the pool of the fire temple, their wishes become true. Inside the temple, just in front of the entrance, there is a room where the sacred fire (the sacred element of Zoroastrianism) is lit. And since the sacred fire should not touch the souls of ordinary people, it is only possible to watch from the window. Outside the temple on your right, there is a path leading to the photo gallery and then to the traditional water reservoir of the complex.
3_The Jameh Mosque of Yazd
The Jameh Mosque of Yazd is best known for its high porch and minarets. In this mosque exists one of the tallest minarets in the world, the height of which reaches the height of a 17-story building. The courtyard of the mosque is about twice the size of a tennis court and is surrounded by arched entrances In the middle of the yard, something like a pond can be seen, which is filled with materials instead of water. This is what is called the moonlight platform because on some hot summer nights the prayers are used to perform there under the moonlight. By following the arrows, you will reach the summer part where you have to turn the mouse upwards and watch the high and unique dome of the Jameh Mosque of Yazd.
4_Amir Chakhmaq Square
Amir Chakhmaq complex is among the most significant historical monuments in the old part of Yazd which is named after its founder “Amir Jalal Chakhmaq”, a commander in the Teymorid era with his wife. The complex includes different parts: The mosque, the Bazar, the cistern, and the Nakhal. Down the many stairs beside the mosque you’ll visit the cistern of the complex and now is a small museum gallery. At the east of the mosque, in the middle of Bazar, exists the Zoorkhaneh which is somehow a traditional gym for Iranian ritual sports that are performed with special songs and instruments. This place used to be a reservoir of the cistern at the time. Don’t forget to click on the roof and the porch to enjoy the landscape.
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