A restoration project has been commenced on ancient mudbrick ramparts and towers, which were once parts of defensive fortifications around the city of Yazd, which is now a UNESCO World Heritage.
All museums and historical sites of six cities in the central province of Yazd have gone on lockdown again until further notice following the increase in the number of people infected with the coronavirus, an official in charge of the province’s museums and historical properties has said.
Iran’s wind catchers stand as a reminder of how ancient civilisations have adapted to the region’s harsh desert environment.
The well-preserved mud brick old architecture, distinctive wind-catchers, qanats, numerous historical sites in the central city of Iran, Yazd, make it a necessary destination for any tourist visiting Iran.
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Tour operators working in Iran and even abroad have lauded the inclusion of Yazd on UNESCO World Heritage list, as a privilege that helps to put the historic city on traveler’s radar worldwide.
The 19th-century Amir Chakhmaq Complex with its imposing three-story facade is one of the abundant tourist hotspots of Yazd, an oasis city in central Iran.