Yazd audio tour: Yazd: A Walk through History

Yazd: A Walk through History

Walking Tour

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30 mins
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1mi

About the Tour

Join me on a fascinating walk through the heart of Iranian culture and history in the ancient city of Yazd. It’s been said by many globe trotters and explorers that the city has a special soul that you discover when you immerse yourself and get lost inside its lanes and monuments. Along the way, we’ll learn how the streets of Yazd have changed over the years, and about the lives and habits of the people who populate them.

You’ll be amazed to discover the this oasis situated in the central desert heart of Iran. I’ll show you the methods our ancestors used that enabled life and culture to flourish in this dry region. The nomadic people of the area say that the desert will never leave you empty handed, and my hope is that you will leave Yazd with greater appreciation and wonder.

Music:

Kayhan Kalhor - Torhgheh
Unknown artist - Entry Zorkhane club
Imamyar Hasanov - Lachin
Mohammad Ali Karimkhani - Amadam Ey Shah Panaham Bede
Massoud Shaari - Tajik Waltz

Tour Producer

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Shamim Shahmardani

I am a text translator, music teacher and a passionate photographer born and raised in Yazd, Iran. I've always been curious about the culture, history and art of my city. I love music, traveling, walking and talking and look forward to taking you on more routes around the hidden part of Iran. Check out some of my photos of Iran on my Instagram Page at https://www.instagram.com/shamimshahmardani/

Major Landmarks

  • Amir Chakhmaq Complex

  • Saat Square

  • Jame Mosque

  • Chahar Soque Bazaar

Directions to Starting Point

The tour starts directly inside of the Amir chakhmaq complex , which is located in the city center. This is easily located and can be walked to from most hotels near the complex ,near Jame mosque or around them. Alternately, any taxi can drop you here for a nominal fee. Everyone will know where this landmark is and we call it in Persian "Meydane Amir cakhmaq" or simply "Amir chakhmaq". so you can access it easily.

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Tips

Places to stop along the way

Walk around Amir chakhmaq complex, Zorkhane club. Fooka Cafe, Jame Mosque and Chahar soque Bazar.

Best time of day

The ideal time is mid-morning. Zorkhane Club is open between 8:00 A.M and 9:00 P.M every day and exercises performed three times a day: 4:30 P.M, 5:30 P.M and 7:00 P.M daily. It is sometimes closed for special ceremonies or in certain Iranian holidays.
Jame mosque is open most of the time from 8:00 A.M until 8:00 P.M. But sometimes the mosque is closed temporally for tourists during prayer times.The museum inside Jame mosque is always open in the mornings. But during October and November it is open from 8:00 A.M until 8:00 P.M.
Amir chakhmag complex and Jame mosque street have very unique lighting in the evening and at night.
We have three places we should pay for tickets .
1.Saheb A zaman Zorkhane ,10,000 Tomans (1$)
2&3. Jame mosque entrance and museum inside it (8,000+1,000) (about 1$)
Arrange the time of tour in a way that will not be in Jame mosque in time of prayer, also if you want arrange the time in a way so you can see the sport men activities inside the Zorkhane Club.

Precautions

Please note - you will need 8,000 tomans in order to visit the Mosque. The Mosque is also occasionally temporarily closed to tourists during prayer time. The visit to the Saheb A Zaman Club Zorkhaneh is optional, but if you are interested, the entrance fee is 10,000 tomans.ladies require a headscarf to enter the Mosque.The jame mosque is closed for visits at times of prayers.

Comments

This is an excellent tour that covers most of the places of interest in the centre of Yazd. Really enjoyed it!

Posted by Tommi , over 1 year ago

thanks so much Tommi, valuable feedback for me.

Posted by Shamim , over 1 year ago

Amazing tour! Highly recommend this tour of Yazd.

Posted by Neema , over 1 year ago

Thanks so much for your comment ❤️😊🙏

Posted by Shamim , over 1 year ago
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