Yazd is one of the most well-known desert cities of Iran. Many Iranians and foreign tourists like to visit Yazd to view the architecture typically found in desert areas, DestinationIran reported.
It is known as the city of wind towers, Zoroastrians, termeh (traditional brocade), silk weaving and sweets (like baqlava and qotab).
A trip to Yazd will make you familiar with life in desert towns and how people cope with it. You learn about qanat (underground water supply system) for which Iranians are well-known.
The water reservoirs, icehouses, wind-towers and pigeon towers make the visit to Yazd worthwhile, as tourists explore the uniqueness of this ancient city.
Yazd is located 270 km southeast of Isfahan province and with a population of approximately 560,000, it attracts a growing number of tourists.
The city is hot and dry in summer due to its location, which is between the two main deserts of Dasht-e Kavir and the Kavir-e Lut.
Traditionally, Yazd is famous for termeh, the brocades made with Iranian patterns and used in dresses, bags, footwear and interior decoration.
The ancient caravan routes went through Yazd and linked major cities of the world. Its earlier residents were more involved in trade than agriculture.
At present, many tile and porcelain factories are operating outside Yazd, attracting laborers and producing good-quality products for domestic as well as international markets.