Desert Vibes in Yazd Things to do & Tips

We take you to the desert in our final Inside Iran episode – again we tell you fun things to do in Yazd and experience beautiful sunsets in the old town and the loot desert

Yazd is located 270 km southeast of Esfahan and has a history of over 5,000 years, dating back to the time of the Median empire, when it was known as Issatis. The present city name, however, is derived from Yazdegerd I, a Sassanid ruler of Persia.

Because of generations of adaptations to its desert surroundings, Yazd has a unique Persian architecture and is one of the largest cities built almost entirely out of adobe. To deal with the extremely hot summers, many old buildings in Yazd have magnificent wind towers, and large underground areas. This is why the city is nicknamed the “City of Windcatchers“.

We used our time in the city to explore the best things to do in Yazd by focussing on attractions and spots that are interesting for younger travelers paired with important landmarks like the Jameh Mosque. But we also got to try typical dishes from the region and the famous Yazd sweets to show you the whole spectra of Persian cuisine.

This part of the trip was executed within 4 days – following I list all the places I visited & Things to do in Yazd:
– old town
– jameh mosque
– dowlat abad garden
– windtower in the dowlat abad garden
– art house cafe
– fooka restaurant
– cafe iraní
– silk road hotel
– talar restaurant
– amir chakhmaq complex
– dasht-e loot (loot desert)

This video is part of „Inside Iran“ – a documentary series introducing you to popular and unknown sights / things to do in Iran as well as the Persian cuisine and the super friendly locals we met on our trip from Tehran to Isfahan, Shiraz and Yazd. With this series I want to create a better understanding of the country and it’s people without focussing on politics or religion.

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