Welcome to Saryazd
Around 6km east of Hwy 71, Saryazd, meaning ‘head of Yazd’, once formed the last rest stop before reaching the city on the famous silk road from the east. Today it is hard to imagine that anything other than the wind passed this way, but a collection of impressive old buildings, including a castle, two caravanserais and a fine reservoir, prove otherwise. A wealthy benefactor who hailed from the village has spent a fortune in restoring Saryazd's aged landmarks, turning one of the caravanserai into a restaurant. Some local ceramics are on sale here too.