Top things to do in Around Yazd

Castle in Meybod

Narin Castle

In the centre of Meybod, crumbling Narin castle rises imposingly above the town that has grown up around it. Revealing three layers of construction, the oldest foundations suggest some kind of settlement was built h…
Historic Building in Meybod

Meybod Yakhchal

Recently restored, this magnificent 400-year-old structure (one of the most impressive icehouses in Iran) dominates the north-facing part of the street, opposite the former post-house and caravanserai. The enormous,…
Religious Site in Chak Chak

Pir-e-Sabz Fire Temple

The Pir-e-Sabz fire temple forms the main focus of interest at Chak Chak. Source of the drops of water after which this pilgrimage site is named, the temple is reached via 230 steps and it is worth making the ascent…
Museum in Meybod

Zeilo Museum

Housed within Meybod's old caravanserai, the Zeilo Museum is dedicated to the hand-looming of prayer rugs. Some fine examples date back to the 16th century and it is possible to see how they are made in the workshop…
Tower in Meybod

Pigeon Tower

Despite first impressions, this beautifully restored tower was not military in purpose but dedicated to something altogether more prosaic: it is a pigeon house, a giant roost for the collection of guano. Used for fe…
Fortress in Saryazd

Saryazd Fortress

This wonderful old castle was once used as a giant safety deposit box for the protection of grains, jewellery and other valuables. The fortifications are elaborate with two main concentric walls, high towers and a m…
Mosque in Fahraj

Masjed-e Jameh

The mosque’s internal courtyard, vaulted sanctuary and arcades date from the Sassanid period, although its cylindrical clay minaret is more recent – built as a lighthouse for caravans around 400 years ago. In the su…
Gate in Saryazd

Gate of Farafar

This ancient structure, standing on the edge of Yazd, is of disputed origin. Estimated to be at least 1000 years old, it may represent the only remaining wall of a domed mausoleum or it may have been constructed as …
Museum in Meybod

Post House

Next to the caravanserai, this 300-year-old building served as a way station on postal routes. Fibreglass horses and mannequins illustrate the various functions of this letter exchange, and there's a museum of stamp…