Main Cities in Iran

Yazd

Yazd is located in the heart of Iran. The first mention of the city dates back to 339-420. AD The emergence of Yazd is attributed to the era of the conquests of Alexander the Great. This city has always been the center of the ancient religion of Zoroastrianism. At one time, Yazd visited Marco Polo. Yazd is a city that has been preserved in the same form as many centuries ago.
A well-known landmark of the city is the Jame Mosque of the 14th century, which has two high minarets. These minarets are the highest in Iran. Yazd is known for the fact that it was here that the system of delivery, storage and distribution of cool drinking water, characteristic of ancient Western Asia, was once brought to perfection. A huge number of kariz (ganats) were built in the city – underground channels for water. Even under the Achaemenids (VI-IV centuries BC), Iran was cut by a system of these most complex communications. Yazd is called the city of badgirs (windcatchers) – ventilation pipes used to cool the air in houses. The highest badgir is located in the Doulat-abad garden.
The “sacred fire” of the Zoroastrians, which has not been extinguished for 1500 years, is located in this city, which is often called the birthplace of Zoroastrianism. The fire of Shah-Varahram is maintained in a special room (atashkad), it is fenced off with glass, behind which worshipers can contemplate it. The Zoroastrians also had their own style of burial – the burial of the dead in the so-called “towers of silence”.

In Yazd there is a historical complex Amir Chah-mak, consisting of a mosque, public baths, a mausoleum, three reservoirs and a portal of one of the bazaars of Yazd. It was built during the reign of the Timurid dynasty in the 15th-16th centuries.

Kish Island

Kish Island is the best place for a family vacation, the island is declared a free economic zone, and thanks to the unique coral reefs and silvery sand, it is among the golden coasts of the world, which makes it especially popular. The most famous attraction of Kish Island is the ancient city of Harire. Nowadays, this city is almost destroyed, only buildings with stone roofs in the form of domes remain, but in ancient times it was one of the largest centers of civilization with a large population. You can find a lot of interesting things on the island: this is a Greek ship that once ran aground here, and unusual banyan trees with hanging roots, as well as a “tree of life”, so ancient that no one knows how many centuries it is, and, of course, the kariz, which is 2500 years old. But the main advantage of Kish is clean.

LOCATION
O. Kish with an area of ​​92 square kilometers is one of the most beautiful islands in the Persian Gulf, a large seaside resort, the largest in Iran. It is one of the fastest growing resorts in Asia. The height above sea level is 45 m, the soil consists of coral rocks. The island is located 18 kilometers from the southern coast of Iran, its length is 15 kilometers and its width is 7 kilometers. The highest point of the island rises to 32 meters and is located in the center of the island. CLIMATE about. Kish has a hot, humid climate and allows the swimming season to last all year round. The average annual temperature of this island is 27°C, and the maximum is 30°C. July-August are the hottest, and January-February are the coldest months of the year. For 8 months of the year from September to May, a wonderful climate reigns.

ENTERTAINMENT
Kish is famous for its powerful network of sports facilities. Here you can find diving schools, paragliding, tennis courts and well-equipped stadiums. There is an equestrian club on the island. The island has: a table tennis hall, squash, archery grounds, an indoor swimming pool in Keran of 2000 square meters, a football stadium, mini-golf, karting (the length for karting is 800 meters), paintball, a figure skating rink. The largest aquarium-dolphinarium, a bird garden, as well as 15 large and small shopping centers are at the service of vacationers.

Tabriz

Tabriz was founded in the Bronze Age and has a fascinating history: in the 9th century it was an important military base, several times it became the capital of various states, including the Hulaguid (Ilkhanid) and Safavid states. From the 13th to the 18th centuries Tabriz is one of the largest cities in the Near and Middle East. Tabriz became the capital of Iran five times during the reign of different dynasties. What remained in the city after natural disasters and wars are the monuments of the eras of the Ilkhanids, Safavids and Qajars. One of the most prominent is the Blue Mosque (Dar-ol-Salam). It was built by order of the ruler of the Kara Koyunlu dynasty, Shah Jahan, in 1465 as a monument in honor of the victories of Jahan Shah. How important the city of Tabriz was in the past can be judged today by its ancient bazaar. The Bazaar of Tabriz is a covered structure of organically interconnected structures with a whole labyrinth of corridors. The historical bazaar has been a place of trade and cultural exchange for many millennia. It is located where the Great Silk Road used to run, and is still the largest bazaar in the world. One of the favorite places for tourists is El-Goli Park – one of the most beautiful parks in Tabriz, located within the city. This tourist place is a picturesque garden, in the middle of which there is a lake. located within the city. This tourist place is a picturesque garden, in the middle of which there is a lake. located within the city. This tourist place is a picturesque garden, in the middle of which there is a lake.

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