Yazd

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  • The skyline of Yazd, a UNESCO-registered city in central Iran 2017-10-16 20:24

    Yazd on way to become first “City of Tourists” in Iran

    TEHRAN – The UNESCO-listed historical city of Yazd has launched a pilot project that could eventually turn it to the first “City of Tourists” in Iran, becoming a role model for other most-visited cities across the country.

  • Amir Chakhmaq Complex and square, a prominent structure in Yazd, noted for its symmetrical sunken alcoves (Photo: Hadi Karimi/ panoramio) 2017-09-23 20:10

    Yazd, a city for tranquility

    Are you bored of traffic jam and turmoil of urban life? The city of Yazd, central Iran, with its garden paths is the best choice to be fresh again!

  • A cluster of World Heritage Volunteers pose for a photo at a lush garden in Yazd, central Iran, on September 6, 2017. 2017-09-13 22:46

    World Heritage Volunteers help raise awareness of Persian qanats

    TEHRAN – A cluster of World Heritage Volunteers has spotlighted essentials to conserve and promote Persian qanats, a UNESCO registered heritage that provides exceptional testimony to cultural traditions in desert areas with an arid climate.

  • A file photo shows people visiting the three-story Amir Chakhmaq Complex in Yazd, central Iran. 2017-09-05 08:30

    Milad Tower hosting Yazd’s cultural days

    TEHRAN – Yazd Cultural Days opened at the foot of Milad Tower in Tehran on Monday to put the spotlight on rich traditions and attractions of the ancient Iranian city which has recently been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • Tourists visit a Zoroastrian tower of silence and its adjacent fire temple in Yazd, central Iran. 2017-09-03 08:49

    Yazd on traveler’s radar after getting UNESCO status

    TEHRAN – 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.

  • Picture depicts the skyline of Yazd, a UNESCO-registered historical city in central Iran. 2017-08-30 18:58

    Yazd revels in tourism surge

    TEHRAN – The central Iranian province of Yazd is on track to welcome more tourists by registering a major boost in the number of its ecolodges and inscribing its historical capital on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

  • A view of Fahraj congregational mosque in Yazd province 2017-08-22 09:17

    Fahraj mosque amongst oldest Islamic structures in Iran

    TEHRAN – At over 1400 years old, Jameh Mosque of Fahraj still stands tall in a township of the same name in Yazd province, central Iran.

  • disabled 2017-08-18 19:53

    Yazd ranks first in providing accessibility for the disabled

    TEHRAN -- In terms of access facilities, Yazd Province ranks first in observing the Comprehensive Law on Protection of the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, an official in Iran’s Welfare Organization says.

  • A file photo shows people visiting the three-story Amir Chakhmaq Complex in Yazd, central Iran. 2017-08-14 20:33

    Amir Chakhmaq Complex: A photogenic destination

    TEHRAN - 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.

  • konkur 2017-08-07 08:59

    Konkur top scorers list published

    TEHRAN — Results for the top scoring students in Iran’s university entrance exam, also known as Konkur, in the three main groups of mathematical sciences, experimental sciences, and human sciences along with two other groups of art and foreign languages were announced on Sunday.

  • A view of the Yazd Water Museum with one of its life-sized wax effigies in the foreground.  2017-07-23 09:29

    Under tourists’ eyes: Yazd Water Museum

    TEHRAN – The historical city of Yazd in central Iran is famous for its qanats. Yazd Water Museum, one of the best of its kind, is devoted to the brave men who built such underground aqueducts in the past.

  • Photo depicts people visiting Bagh-e Dolat Abad, a richly manicured historical garden in Yazd, central Iran, on July 10, 2017. An octagonal pavilion surmounted by an imposing wind tower is seen in the 2017-07-13 12:27

    Bagh-e Dolat Abad, an epitome of Persian Garden

    Photo depicts people visiting Bagh-e Dolat Abad, a richly manicured historical garden in Yazd, central Iran, on July 10, 2017. An octagonal pavilion surmounted by an imposing wind tower is seen in the picture as well.

  • yazd 2017-07-09 20:15

    Iran’s historic Yazd city inscribed on UNESCO World Heritage List

    TEHRAN – The historical structure of the Iranian city of Yazd with a collection of public-religious architecture was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list on Sunday.

  • UNESCO inscribes Iran’s Yazd on World Heritage list 2017-07-09 17:40

    UNESCO inscribes Iran’s Yazd on World Heritage list

    TEHRAN – The historical structure of the Iranian city of Yazd with a collection of public-religious architecture was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list on Sunday.

  • The skyline of Yazd, a historical city in central Iran that embraces rich cultural heritage and traditional architecture. 2017-07-02 19:50

    UNESCO starts assessing Iran’s Yazd for World Heritage

    TEHRAN - The UNESCO World Heritage Committee on Sunday commenced assessing 35 nominees, including Iran’s historical city of Yazd, for possible inscription on the World Heritage list.

  • A view of Meybod’s traditional Kalar cistern, the adobe water reservoir is surmounted by several wind towers. 2017-07-02 08:51

    Iran pursues World Heritage listing for Meybod

    TEHRAN – The Cultural Heritage, Tourism, and Handicrafts Organization is following up on possible inscription of the central city of Meybod, Yazd province, and its cultural landscape on the UNESCO World Heritage list by 2020.

  •  A file photo shows people visiting the three-story Amir Chakhmaq Complex in Yazd, central Iran. 2017-07-01 19:36

    Explore fascinating wonders of Iran with The Telegraph tours

    TEHRAN – The Telegraph in close collaboration with Wild Frontiers is set to embark on all-inclusive package tours to Iran in 2018 in a manner that offers sightseers a deeper soaking up into the history and culture of the ancient land.

  •  Foreign traverses are seen during their visit to the Tabātabāei House, 19th-century tourist destination in Kashan, Iran. 2017-06-20 09:42

    Kashan tourist arrivals rise 62% y/y

    TEHRAN - The number of foreign tourists visiting the central city of Kashan rose 62 percent to 16,300 during April 4 to June 5 in comparison to the same period last year, IRNA reported on Saturday.

  • Zoroastrians 2017-06-18 11:33

    Zoroastrians gather at Pir-e-Sabz shrine 

    The Zoroastrian community annually gathers at Pir-e-Sabz, a Zoroastrian temple situated in Yazd, central Iran, to practice specific rituals and traditions. 

  • The skyline of Yazd, a historical city in central Iran that embraces rich cultural heritage and traditional architecture. 2017-05-27 18:56

    UNESCO World Heritage Committee to put Yazd to vote in July

    TEHRAN – The ancient city of Yazd, central Iran, will be assessed as a candidate for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage list during the 41st session of the World Heritage Committee, which will be held on July 2-12 in Krakow, Poland.

  • An interior view of Malek al-Tojjar boutique hotel, which has been repurposed from a historic mansion in Yazd. 2017-05-10 20:37

    Private investments in cultural heritage restoration surge

    TEHRAN – The sum of private investments in restoration of cultural heritage structures have witnessed a staggering 449% rise over the past four years compared to the previous records.

  • rooftop photovoltaic power stations 2017-04-30 09:16

    Rooftop solar panels in Yazd to generate 5MW of electricity

    TEHRAN — An Iranian cooperative has initiated pioneering efforts to set up 1,000 rooftop photovoltaic power stations, each capable of generating 5 kilowatts of electricity, in the central city of Yazd.

  • Golden Eagle passengers arrive in Isfahan on April 12, 2017. 2017-04-18 12:18

    Intl. tourists aboard Golden Eagle visit World Heritage sites in Iran

    TEHRAN – On Saturday, a group of foreign tourists aboard a Golden Eagle luxury train, known as a 5-star hotel on wheels, visited three UNESCO World Heritage sites, which are scattered across Khuzestan Province in southwest Iran.

  • Glsapoosh 2017-03-29 18:50

    Iran’s Golsapoosh crowned Eurasia Beach Soccer Cup champion

    Moghaevmate Golsapoosh again impressed the beach soccer world as they ran past Lokomotiv Moscow to secure the top spot in the table of the Eurasia Beach Soccer Cup.

  • Traditional textile center opens in Yazd 2017-02-26 08:28

    Traditional textile center opens in Yazd

    TEHRAN – A traditional textile center was inaugurated in a historic neighborhood of Yazd on Friday in a bid to liven up the venerable skills of the ancient city.