It is probably one the scariest tourist attractions of Yazd! But don’t worry, there is nothing to be scared of. This place is more interesting than horrifying. Zoroastrian’s Dakhmeh or Towers of silence is a place where Zoroastrian people used to place their deceased. Let’s read more about this mysterious place. So, try not to faint and welcome to the realm of the dead …
What is a Dakhmeh (Towers of silence)
Architecture of Zoroastrian's Dakhmeh (Towers of silence)
Dakhmehs were either built by humans or are naturally-created features of the Earth. What is common between them is that they should have easy access for predators and they are outside the cities and villages. Thus, they don’t have any roof. They usually have a stone cylinder-shaped tower. In the Iranian Zoroastrian tradition, the towers were built in top of hills or low mountains in desert locations distant from population centers. Among Zoroastrian’s Dakhmeh two of them are more famous. First Mankeji Hutria Dakhmeh that is belonged to an Indian Zoroastrian and the second is Golestan Dakhmeh from Qajar Dynasty.
Location of Zoroastrian's Dakhmeh (Towers of silence)
Zoroastrian’s Dakhmeh or Towers of silence is a little far from the city center but there are other old buildings, including a Badgir (windcatcher) that you might find interesting. Other tourist attractions in the Yazd are Dolat Abad Garden, Museum of Mirrors and Lighting, Amir Chakhmaq Complex, and Zoroastrian Fire Temple.
What to Eat near Zoroastrian's Dakhmeh (Towers of silence)
If you still have the appetite after visiting Zoroastrian’s Dakhmeh, you can treat yourself to a delicious meal in Karen Retro Restaurant, Caesar Restaurant, and Ariana Restaurant near this attraction.
Where to Stay near Zoroastrian's Dakhmeh (Towers of silence)
Zoroastrian's Dakhmeh Location
How To Get To Zoroastrian's Dakhmeh
Find Isar Sq. in the southeast of Yazd. Zoroastrian's Dakhmeh is in the boulevard that connects this square to the Emam Hadi Blvd.
The nearest bus station to Zoroastrian's Dakhmeh is Sarv bus station. It is better to take a taxi from this place.
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