Historical Places


Wind Trappers (Ventilation hafts), Yazd

Saturday, 05 January 2008 18:17 administrator
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One of the distinctive features of the cities of Yazd province which discriminate it from other cities, is the existence of various wind trappers. Most of them belong to old residential houses. On the other hand majority of urban reservoirs and mosques also have wind trapper.
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Qiam (Ex. Shah) Square, Yazd

Saturday, 05 January 2008 18:16 administrator
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This square and its name are memories of the time Hadji Ali Naqi Khan (1219-1214 AH.) the son of Mohammad Taqi Khan who governed there. On one of the stone benches (platforms) around the square and in the old school next to it, there is an epigraph on stone with the poems of Zabihi, the poet of twelfth century.
 

Mir Chakhmaq (Amir Chakhmaq) Square, Yazd

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 Amir Chakhmaq Shami and his wife, Seti Fatimeh built this square, in the 9th century AH. Hadji Qanbar Bazaar on the east side of the square was one of the buildings constructed by Nezameddin Hadj Qanbar Jahanshahi. The famous Mir Chakhmaq Mosque and theater for passion plays are located on the north of the square. 
 

Khan Square, Yazd

Saturday, 05 January 2008 18:15 administrator
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 This square is a collection that Mohammad Taqi Khan established with a harmonious design. There are shops in the form of archade at the four corners of the square. The Shafe'iyeh School is located at the north east corner of the square. From this square one way leads to Qeisarieh and another to Rig Mosque. 
 

Ice-Pits, Yazd

Saturday, 05 January 2008 18:14 administrator
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 Ancient icehouses are very interesting samples of old urban structures in Iran, which were constructed to store ice. Icehouses consist of four basic parts as follows: 
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