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Yazd is an ancient city at the centre of Iran.Yazd is the capital of Yazd Province in Iran, and a centre of Zoroastrian culture. The city is located some 175 miles southeast of Isfahan. 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 sweet shops.The city has a history of over 3,000 years, dating back to the time of the Median Empire, when it was known as Ysatis (or Issatis). The present city name has however been Yazdan, Persian word for God. The city was definitely a Zoroastrian centre during Sassanid times. After the Arab conquest of Persia, many Zoroastrians fled to Yazd from neighboring provinces. The city remained Zoroastrian even after the conquest by paying a levy, and only gradually did Islam come to be the dominant religion in the city.Because of its remote desert location and the difficulty of approach, Yazd had remained largely immune to large battles and the destruction and ravages of war. For instance, it was a haven for those fleeing from destruction in other parts of Persia during the invasion of Chengiz Khan. It was visited by Marco Polo in 1272 who remarked on the city's fine silk-weaving industry. It briefly served as the capital of the Mozaffarid Dynasty in the fourteenth century, and was under siege unsuccessfully in 1350–1351 by the Injuids under Sheikh Abu Ishaq. The Amir Chakmakh Mosque, arguably the city's greatest architectural landmark, as well as other important buildings, date to this period. Under the rule of the Safavis (16th century), some people emigrated from Yazd and settled in an area which is today on the Iran-Afghanistan border. The settlement was named Yazdi. This place is currently on the Iran-Afghanistan border in the province of Farah, in Farah city in Afghanistan. Even today, these people speak with an accent very similar to that of the people of Yazd. (Wikipedia) - Yazd (pronounced /ju00E6zd/), is the capital of Yazd Province in Iran, and a centre of Zoroastrian culture. The city is located some 175 miles southeast of Isfahan. Yazd has a population of over a half million (533,000 according to and 522,000 according to). 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 sweet shops. Yazd For the administrative subdivisions, see Yazd Province and Yazd County. For the village in Khuzestan Province, see Yazd-e Now. Yazd يزد Amir Chakhmaq Complex Seal Yazd Coordinates: 31°53′50″N 54°22′04″E / 31.89722°N 54.36778°E / 31.89722; 54.36778Coordinates: 31°53′50″N 54°22′04″E / 31.89722°N 54.36778°E / 31.89722; 54.36778 Province Yazd County Yazd Bakhsh Central Elevation 1,216 m (3,990 ft) Population (2006)  • Total 423,006 Time zone IRST (UTC+3:30)  •

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The Yazd Temple is the place that sacred Zoroastrian eternal fire is preserved. There is a certain peace of mind that demonstrates itself in interactive graphics created by the Faravahar symbol and the circular pool of water.
Statues surround a Pool with a fountain in the middle in Amir Chakhmagh Square in Yazd. The complex that looks marvelous with yellow lights at night consists of a mosque, Hamam (Persian Bath), water well, Caravansaray, etc.
Beautiful Khan Garden in Yazd with a magnificent mansion in the middle has been built by Mohammad Khan Vali with a large hall. There is a stable, teahouse, water depot and Persian Hamam making it a nice complex.
A Stream passing in the middle of Dowlatabad Garden (Bagh e Dolatabad ) in Yazd. This garden is one of the famous Iranian gardens and was built during the time of Mohammad Taqi Khan, who ruled Yazd in Zand Dynasty
Panorama view of the cityof Yazd from Amir Chakhmakh. The city has a history of over 3,000 years, dating back to the time of the Median Empire, when it was known as Ysatis (or Issatis). The present city name has however been Yazdan, Persian word for God.
Yazd Firealtar: Zoroasterian Temple

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