Global registration of Yazd as the largest adobe city of the world on UNESCO’s World Heritage List was an important plan which was ratified by representatives of countries that attended in UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee.
It is a harbinger of events to come for this city and the whole tourism industry of the Iran.
Yazd has witnessed positive developments including rise in number of tourists and rise in revenues in the past 11 months.
Yazd is a city which has achieved to maintain its ancient monuments and architectural texture over the years.
Its residents have managed to adapt themselves to desert conditions.
Currently, this city can be considered as a model for other regions in terms of preserving indigenous architecture.
Iran Daily has interviewed Fatemeh Danesh-Yazdi, chairwoman of Yazd Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Department. Excerpts follow:
IRAN DAILY: Please tell us about your viewpoints regarding special characteristic of Yazd compared to other monuments registered on UNESCO list.
FATEMEH DANESH YAZDI: Seventy-seven cities have been registered as a historical city which has an ancient or archeological site.