Tehran, July 9, IRNA - The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has adjoined the ancient city of Yazd in central Iran to the list of world heritage sites, it was reported on Sunday.

The historical site was inscribed as a world heritage during the 41st session of UNSCO’s World Heritage Committee in Krakow, Poland.

iran Yazd large c

According to the UNESCO website, the historical structure of Yazd is a collection of public-religious architecture in a very large scope comprising of different Islamic architectural elements of different periods in a harmonious combination with climatic conditions.

With its winding lanes, forest of “Badgirs” (Ventilation Shafts), mud-brick houses, atmospheric alleyways and centuries of history, Yazd is a delightful place to stay in, referring as a ‘mus-see’ destination by almost all travel associates in the region. The city has an interesting mix of people as well, some 10 percent of whom follow the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism.


Iran had submitted its request for the addition of Yazd to the world heritage list back in 2007.

Up to now, Iran has listed over 50 historical and natural sites on the UNESCO tentative list of world heritage sites, which are up for inscription within the years ahead.

Amir Chakhmaq Complex and Mosque of Yazd night c

Amongst the entrees are Alisadr Cave, Arasbaran Protected Area, Bazaar of Qaisariye in Laar, Cultural Landscape of Alamout, Firuzabad Ensemble, Hamoun Lake, Harra Protected Area, Ensemble of Qasr-e Shirin, Imam Reza (AS) Holy Complex, Industrial Heritage of Iranian Railway, Persian Caravanserai, and Salt Domes of Iran.


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