Towers of Silence

Photo essay: Cham village and Yazd

by Nersi Ramazan-nia
Images of the village of Cham and Yazd in April 2009. Emphasis is on "Dakhmeh" or "towers of silence" which are no longer used and the surrounding landscape.


great photos! But, they don't do justice about YAZD!

by gol-dust on

I loved the photos, since these are the things that tourists don't get to see. couple of years ago, for the  first time, on our way to the perisan gulf, I visited Yazd. it is the most historic city in iran. if you want to see how iran was 1000 years ago, go there. you can sense, how we changed from zartoshti to moslem, and some to bahaii. how our culture evolved.

it is safe, friendly, with gorgeous old architecture. no, or not much, thieves. they got the best noghlo nabaat type of sweets in iran (the store that is in entrance meidaan next to the new mosque type architecture. ask people would tell you where.) there was a fight over it when we returned. we should have bought much more.

I shall return! and I mean it. So much history of iranian civilization is there. you sense it and touch it! houses, aabanbaars, baadgirs, and of course the cats! The cats are the most beautiful cats i have ever seen in iran. I think, that's where the persian cats come from. this time i'll stay at least 4 nights.

American Dream

Everyone should visit Yazd

by American Dream on

Yazd is a great place.  On more information about visiting Yazd go to the following site:

Azarin Sadegh


by Azarin Sadegh on

Thank you so much for sharing these great pictures! Azarin


Yazd is a clever reminder to our past

by fatemeholfati on

Yazd the city of the "Wind Towers" and decent people. The architecture of old Yazd is still unspoilt and gives the vistors a true reflection and feeling of life in old Iran. The roofed narrow and inter-linked streets of OLd YAZD is in contrast to "modern" and unecologically designed urbanization of NEW YAZD where locality has become meaningless and new constructions are grotesque.

Mola Nasredeen

A picture speaks louder than a thousand words

by Mola Nasredeen on

There's so much to know and explore about Iranian Zoroastrians. Thanks for the pictures.


Thank you for sharing!

by yolanda on

My favorite are #18 and #28. Yazd is very cool 'cause it is the 2nd oldest city in the world! Here is a Yazd tourism video, very cool also! If you are disappointed, I give you the money back (LOL):