Milad Tower hosting Yazd’s cultural days

September 5, 2017 - 8:30

TEHRAN – Yazd Cultural Days opened at the foot of Milad Tower in Tehran on Monday to put the spotlight on rich traditions and attractions of the ancient Iranian city which has recently been inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list.

Organized under the auspices of Yazd province’s Cultural Heritage, Tourism and Handicrafts Department, the 3-day event hosts various crafts workshops as well as sales exhibits of indigenous souvenirs and handicrafts.

Back in June, the historical structure of Yazd with a collection of public-religious architecture was made a UNESCO World Heritage site.

The oasis city of Yazd is wedged between the northern Dasht-e Kavir and southern Dasht-e Lut on a flat plain ringed by mountains. Its historical structure enjoys a very harmonious public-religious architecture that dates from different eras, they include forests of badgirs (wind catchers), mud-brick houses and atmospheric alleyways.

PHOTO: A file photo shows people visiting the three-story Amir Chakhmaq Complex in Yazd, central Iran.

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