The Badgirs, yes you read it right not badgirls

Yazd Travel Blog

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Badgirs of Yazd, windtowers or wind catchers that catch the slightest breeze. GENIUS
The Silk Road hostel that we checked in was incredibly cheap and the most spacious courtyard to spend time relaxing. From Tehran to Yazd, the basic accommodation is worth much more than Europe. The hostel in Iran surprisingly has hot water and 5 times cheaper than most Europe hostel.

Yazd has been known for its silks and other fabrics since before Marco Polo passed through. It is also home to Iran’s largest population of Zoroastrians. It’s the main religion before Arab conquest brought Islam to the fore. The followers pray to the Supreme Being in the form of Light. The only light the ancient controlled was fire, so they created fire temples to keep the flame burning eternally.

We were walking the night before from the bustation to the hostel which located just next to the mud-brick old city.
Alluring and mysterious under the black Chador
Covered walkaway leading to winding lanes, forest of badgirs, the old city is charismatic. The old city roofscape is a forest of badgirs- windtowers or wind catchers. The ancient systems of natural air-conditioning are designed to catch even the lightest breeze abd direct it to the rooms below. It ranges from standard 2-sided versions to elaborate six-sided models.

It’s thrilling while strolling around the narrow winding lane seeing Iranian women wearing a black chador, the kids playing the swing and the sound of motorcycle rode by local youngsters. Once in a while I stopped and say hello to them, they are warm people and more than happy to be captured through the lens. In the evening while waiting Alejandro for food I waited outside and a group of Iranian woman suspected I was lost as they saw me walking back and forth looking for something, offered to show direction. The kind of thing I’ve never encountered in Iran so far. Had a very crunchy samosa and falafel in the afternoon, we went to the same restaurant having the same meal.


herman_munster says:
Thank you tacco14 ;)
Posted on: Dec 15, 2009
tacco14 says:
I lave your sense of the photos :D
Posted on: Dec 15, 2009
herman_munster says:
Personally I like Esfahan and Yazd more than Shiraz.
Posted on: Dec 13, 2009
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Badgirs of Yazd
Badgirs of Yazd
Badgirs of Yazd
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Fruit shop
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Alluring and mysterious under the…
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Old town Yazd
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Persian boys on the swing
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Old town Yazd
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Local choper
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Spice
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Carpet and bike
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Local chopper
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Local chopper by the bazar
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Carpet
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Chadored Iranian students
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By the fountain
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Badgirs of Yazd
Badgirs of Yazd
Badgirs of Yazd
Bazar entrance
Bazar entrance
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Stuck by thick snow on the road
Mud-brick old town of Yazd
Mud-brick old town of Yazd
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photo by: macajam