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Yazd

Yazd is the capital of Yazd province, and located in the centre of Iran, and the Zoroastrian centre during Sassanid times. It’s also home to Iran’s largest population of Zoroastrians. It 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 derived from Yazdgerd l, a Sassanid ruler.

With its winding lanes, forest of badgirs, mud-brick old town and charismatic accommodation, Yazd is one of the high-lights of any trip to Iran. It’s a place to wander and get lost in the maze of historic streets and lanes, Yazd is a fairly conservative town, especially in the older parts.

It is also known in Iran for the high quality of its handicrafts, especially silk fabrics, and its confectionary.