Abarkuh (Persian: ابركوه, also Romanized as Abarkūh and Abar Kūh; also known as Abarghoo, Abarkū, Abar Qū, and Abarqūh)is a city in and capital of Abarkuh County, Yazd Province, Iran. At the 2011 census, its population was 23,984, in 5,880 families.Abarkuh is located at an altitude of 1510 metres (4954 feet).An ancient living cypress tree, the Sarv-e-Abarqu, is located here.
is a village in Meyghan Rural District, in the Central District of Nehbandan County, South Khorasan Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 77, in 18 families.
Meybod (Persian: ميبد, also Romanized as Maibud) is a city in and capital of Meybod County, Yazd Province, Iran. At the 2006 census, its population was 58,295, in 15,703 families.Meybod is a major desert city in Yazd Province, Iran with a population of about 75,000 making it the second major city in Yazd.
Visit the Old Quarter (Fahadan) of Yazd, the Zoorkhaneh (a gymnasium where traditional martial arts & sport is practice accompanied by music), Rafieian old house (for rooftop views of the city), Jame Mosque,(built 15th century, with twin 48m high minarets), Tower of Silence (where in ancient times, according to Zoroastrian beliefs, dead bodies are left on raised structures to be feed by carrion birds), Atashkadeh (the Fire Temple where the Zoroastrians maintain an eternal flame as per their religion) and Amir Chakhmaq Square (a square notable for its mosque with symmetrical sunken alcoves). Overnight in Yazd.
A Dakhma (Persian: دخمه ; Avestan: lit. “tower of silence”), also called a Tower of Silence, is a circular, raised structure built by Zoroastrians for excarnation – that is, for dead bodies to be exposed to carrion birds.Zoroastrian exposure of the dead is first attested in the mid-5th century BCE Histories of Herodotus, but the use of towers is first documented in the early 9th century. The doctrinal rationale for exposure is to avoid contact with earth or fire, both of which are considered sacred.