this was a fabulous site on the outskirts of the city. Very atmospheric with the ruined buildings at the base & the slow climb up to the bare open spaces at the top.
As we entered Yazd, the first thing I noticed was the two Towers of Silence on top of two hills dominating the area. One of the towers was bigger than the other. On reaching the place we got done and took some pictures. I did not want to climb the hill to reach the bigger tower. There are several buildings... More
There are two of them - one for male bodies, one for female bodies. Only the one for male bodies is open, and after walking up a slope to reach it, all there is on the inside is a big round space with a hole in the middle (where the bones would be swept into and then poured over with... More
Though we went when it was pouring, the function behind the site and its connection with zoroastarism fascinated us. It is on the way from Shiraz so it can be visited the site before arriving Yazd if you have your own transportation. Must see.
It is a funeral and burial place for Zoroastrians. According to a tradition dating back over 3000 years, bodies were arranged on the towers in three concentric circles. Men were placed in the outer circle, women in the middle and children in the inner-most ring. Bodies were then left until their bones were bleached by the elements.Although the towers are... More
We almost had the site to ourselves (apart from a few young men on motor bikes who were going up and down the hills that the towers sit on!) but somehow that just added to the atmosphere. The view from the top of the towers is breathtaking, and worth the walk up there. We also loved exploring the disused Zoroastrian... More
hard to climb up the hills but after we got into the place, there was nothing inside but only one big hole in the center, but we could imagine what had happened there, because we read some informations about it.
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