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Zoroastrianism is one of the most wondrous religions in the whole world, and, unlike the past, it has turned into small communities in some parts of the globe. Fortunately, Yazd Province in Iran is one of the places that still embrace this culture. The Zoroastrian experience in Yazd & Taft will make you familiar with this amazing community.
Visiting Markar museum, the Zoroastrian History and Culture museum located in Yazd, with a local guide will introduce you to traditional celebrations and rituals of the Zoroastrians, the traditional dressing code of Zoroastrians, Zoroastrian holy shrines such as Chak Chak & Ghale Asadan, and much more!
Dakhmeh (Tower of Silence), the Zoroastrian Cemetery, is a little bit different from other kinds of cemeteries. There’s a place on top of some towers to get rid of dead bodies. It has an interesting story behind it, which you will hear in the Cham Tower of Silence from a Zoroastrian local guide.
There are also some natural and holly sights worth visiting such as Mobarakeh’s twin cypress trees which are 550 years old and also one of the oldest trees in the country, the Cham cypress tree which is 3500 years old.
Chatting with the genial people of Yazd is the number one attraction of this city. There’s a very kind woman, Dowlat Khanoom, with a beautiful heart who’s waiting for us in her house to talk in Persian with her sweet musical accent.
Ghale Asadan (Seti Pir) is one of the Zoroastrian holy shrines and has a unique story behind it, as do all other shrines like Chak Chak. But I can say about this one that not everyone has heard of it so it’s more pure, authentic, & mysterious.
And at the end, of course, if you have plans to know things about Zoroastrians, you must see a Fire Temple and, hear all the history behind it from a true Zoroastrian.