Yazd is one of the older cities in Iran. It is the capital of Yazd Province and a centre of Zoroastrian culture. Because of generations of adaptations to its desert surroundings, Yazd is an architecturally unique city. It is also known in Iran for the high quality of its handicrafts, especially silk weaving, and its confectionary.
Yazd is an important centre of Persian architecture. Because of its climate, it has one of the largest networks of qanats in the world, and Yazdi qanat makers are considered the most skilled in Iran.
To deal with the extremely hot summers, many old buildings in Yazd have magnificent windcatchers, and large underground areas. Yazd is also one of the largest cities built almost entirely out of adobe.
The twenty closest neighbours in the database:
Meybod (Iran) (55 km), Nain (Iran) (164 km), Persepolis and Naqsh-e Rustam (255 km), Isfahan (Iran) (268 km), Shiraz (Iran) (304 km), Tehran (Iran) (507 km), Dubai (United Arab Emirates (739 km), Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates) (821 km), Baku (Azerbaijan) (1,032 km), Temple of Dendera (2,199 km), Cairo (Egypt) (2,210 km), Temples of Karnak (2,218 km), Temple of Luxor (2,220 km), Temple of Queen Hatshepsut (2,222 km), Temple of Edfu (2,232 km), Temple of Kom Ombo (2,252 km), Assuan (Egypt) (2,272 km), Temple of Philae (2,277 km), Temples of Kalabscha (2,305 km), Temples of Wadi es-Sebua (2,373 km)