the mountaintop royal tombs.
Persepolis is best visited early in
the morning. As the most famous
sight of Iran, tourist throngs
infiltrate the site year-round.
Step back in time,
Shiraz and Esfehan are celebrated
as the most evocative cities in
Iran. So Yazd province with its
old town comes as a colossal
surprise. Sun-baked mud bricks
line winding alleyways, arches
and courtyards in one of the
oldest towns on earth, according
to Unesco. Yazd is the heart
of Iran’s Zoroastrian culture.
Parched exposed brick gives
Yazd the feel of some place
ancient. Topped by a jungle of
‘badgir’ wind-towers, the result is
a baked-brown stepped horizon.
This is the spot in which to get
lost and feel removed, as high
walls shield houses from the
mesh of lanes zigzagging the
town. Get to the bazaar’s rooftop
for views to leave head spinning.
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