About Yazd City
Yazd city the noble city and “don’t miss” destination, is the capital of Yazd province. Yazd is an important center of Persian architecture. In fact, it has a unique Persian architecture to remain largely immune against large battles and the destruction and ravages of war. Its remote desert location and the difficulty of access turned Yazd City into a safe place. It is a historical city and the second ancient city by ranking of UNESCO. It is a delightful place to stay with its winding lanes, forest of Badgirs (wind catcher), mud-brick houses and Zoroastrian fire temples (Atashkadeh), Ab Anbars (cisterns), Qantas (underground channels), Yakhchals (coolers), Bazaars, Goudal-baqchehs (holes), hammams (bathrooms), mosques, synagogues, Persian handicrafts, hand-woven cloth (Persian Termeh), silk weaving, Persian cotton candy, and its time-honored confectioneries. There are architectural phenomena. Yazd City also is a paradise in deserts.
Yazd City is the city of “wind catchers” because it is a warm city with the intensity and frequency of extreme weather events such as tornadoes. It has extremely hot summers. Therefore, to deal with that, many old buildings in Yazd have magnificent wind towers, large underground areas and Yakhchals to store ice. It has one of the largest networks of Qantas in the world and water is supplied to the city through a Qanat system.
The majority of the people of Yazd are Persians, and they speak Persian with Yazdi accent. Yazd has an interesting mixture of people; The majority of them are Muslims and some follow the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism.