Saheb A Zaman Club Zurkhaneh

sights / Other

Saheb A Zaman Club Zurkhaneh information

Location
Yazd , Iran
Prices
admission US$1.80
Opening hours
workouts 6am, 6pm & 8pm Sat-Thu
Something wrong?
Submit a correction

Just off the north side of Amir Chakhmaq Sq is the Saheb A Zaman Club Zurkhaneh, which is worth seeing both for its Iranian brand of body building and because it’s a quite an amazing structure. The modern club is inside a cavernous ab anbar (water reservoir) built about 1580. Looking like a 29m-high standing egg from the inside, and crowned with five burly badgirs , the reservoir stored water for much of the town. The hour-long workouts in the Zurkhaneh are an interesting window on Iranian culture. Note: only males are admitted.