No day trip around Yazd province is complete without an excursion to the centuries-old village of #Kharanaq. Reportedly inhabited for over 1000 years, the #mud_brick #village is practically deserted these days, but you’ll see a few #farmers still pottering around. Indescribably picturesque, visitors are free to explore the abandoned remains; highlights include a Qajar-era mosque, central tower and an ancient aqueduct in the valley below.
"Chak Chak Temple"
Out in the desert, about 70 kilometres from Yazd, is #Iran’s most important #Zoroastrian pilgrimage site, #Chak_Chak. A tiny cliff-side village, according to legend the rock face opened up and offered refuge to a #Persian #Princess, Nikbanu, the daughter of the last pre-Islamic ruler, from the encroaching Arab invaders. The temple of Chak Chak, which is the Persian for ‘drip drip,’ contains an ever-dripping spring, said to be the mountain weeping in remembrance of Princess Nikbanu.
The city is famous for its elegant #citadel called #Narin_Castle dating back to 6000 years ago, the #caravansaray and its #Ice_house. Also a famous place for #pottery art with many people still working in workshops.