February 1, 2023

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Chinese travel insiders explore Yazd on fam tour

TEHRAN – The central Iranian province of Yazd plans to host several Chinese travel insiders for a familiarization tour across the province in the near future, the deputy provincial tourism chief has said.

With the ease of coronavirus restrictions and the high number of Chinese tourists, Yazd can make the most of its tourism potential by hosting a fam trip for Chinese tour operators, Mostafa Sepehri explained on Monday.

In addition to Yazd, the fam tour can also include Isfahan and Shiraz, which together form the golden triangle of Iranian tourism, the official added.

In July 2017, the historical structure of the city of Yazd was named a UNESCO World Heritage. Wedged between the northern Dasht-e Kavir and the southern Dasht-e Lut on a flat plain, the oasis city enjoys a very harmonious public-religious architecture that dates from different eras.

Yazd is usually referred to as a delightful place to stay, or a “don’t miss” destination by almost all of its visitors. It teems with mud-brick houses that are equipped with innovative badgirs (wind catchers), atmospheric alleyways, and many Islamic and Iranian monuments that shape its eye-catching city landscape.

It is a living testimony to the intelligent use of limited available resources in the desert for survival. Water is brought to the city by the qanat system. Each district of the city is built on a qanat and has a communal center.

Buildings are built of earth. The use of earth in buildings includes walls and roofs through the construction of vaults and domes. Houses are built with courtyards below ground level, serving underground areas. Wind catchers, courtyards, and thick earthen walls create a pleasant microclimate.

Partially covered alleyways, together with streets, public squares, and courtyards, contribute to a pleasant urban quality. The city escaped the modernization trends that destroyed many traditional earthen cities.

It survives today with its traditional districts, the qanat system, traditional houses, bazaars, hammams, water cisterns, mosques, synagogues, Zoroastrian temples, and the historic garden of Dolat-Abad. The city enjoys the peaceful coexistence of three religions: Islam, Judaism, and Zoroastrianism.

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Original News : https://www.tehrantimes.com/news/480898/Chinese-travel-insiders-explore-Yazd-on-fam-tour

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