Amir Chakhmaq Complex
A historic complex built in the 15th century by the government of Yazd in the Timurid era. The complex is composed of a mosque, a bazaar, a caravanserai and a Tekyeh (A mourning venue, used by Shias in Muharram). Its beautiful facade can certainly impose an unforgettable impression on the new visitors.
Yazd Fire Temple
Even from a distance, you can sense the smell of burning wooden embers that keep the sacred fire alit. The Fire Temple itself is a relatively new building (constructed in 1934), but the sacred fire of the temple is stated to have been burning since 470 AD. Only Zoroastrians are allowed to go to the sanctum area of the fire but others can view it from outside the glass chamber that it is set in.
Towers of Silence (Dakhma)
Zoroastrian believe that earth and fire are the two sacred elements and therefore refuse to defile the earth by the impurities of the human body. So instead of burying their dead, they move them to areas called Towers of Silence or Dakhma to be consumed by scavenger birds. Since the 70s, this practice has been banned in Iran.
Dowlatabad Garden is a historical Persian garden built under the order of Karim Khan Zand in the mid-18th century. The garden houses a series of mansions including mirror hall mansion, wind tower mansion, harem mansion, etc. The tallest wind tower in Iran with a height of 34 meters is located in this spectacular garden.
Chak is a small village located near the city of Ardakan and is a pilgrimage site for the Zoroastrians. In this village, you will find an ancient fire temple, where the daughter of Yazdgerd III, the last Sassanid king, took refuge in.