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Towers of silence

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Great view, interesting history

These towers in this beautiful scenery have been used until the 1960s. The Zoroastrians believed... read more

Reviewed February 4, 2019
rapha_y_nici
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Zurich, Switzerland
Impressive silence

Silence and view on Yazd are weirdly impressive and emotional. The place definitely worth walking... read more

Reviewed February 3, 2019
wanderworld4ever
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Paris, France
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Reviewed February 4, 2019

These towers in this beautiful scenery have been used until the 1960s. The Zoroastrians believed that dead bodies would contaminate the soil (one of the four holy elements). The dead were brought up here to be ‘fed’ to vultures and other birds. Nowadays, the towers,...More

Date of experience: February 2019
26  Thank rapha_y_nici
Reviewed February 3, 2019

Silence and view on Yazd are weirdly impressive and emotional. The place definitely worth walking up the "few" stairs for a better understanding of the historical and current Iran.

Date of experience: May 2018
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Reviewed February 2, 2019

I have been there more than 2 months ago.when you entered, you can see a very vast yard with different structures and two huge towers pay your attention which are the places that Zoroastrian put the dead bodies on top of these towers and birds...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank ferdous28
Reviewed January 30, 2019 via mobile

Visit zorastrion tower of silence after fire temple!!!! Exactly opposite of the others, because it’s normally written on tour itinerary to start city tour with tower of silence and after that all the groups come to fire temple so if you do the opposite it...More

Date of experience: January 2019
4  Thank Rezamoosavi
Reviewed January 29, 2019

I used to live in front of this historical place. Really love to be up there during sunset or sunrise. Yazd is a flat city, so if you get up to the highest Tower during sunset, you can see the whole city in color of...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Persiancat100
Reviewed January 22, 2019 via mobile

Different from other sites in Yazd. Two towers, the right one Golestan has 111 steps I think and the left one no steps. The left one is great for sunset.

Date of experience: December 2018
3  Thank aliamiri525
Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

Have you ever visited inside a grave! In fact here you’d have a great chance of visiting inside a traditional building named “Dakhme” or “ Tower of silence” that some day was used as a place to put and leave corpse inside and rely on...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Mohammadreza A
Reviewed January 18, 2019 via mobile

I went first thing in the morning. Quite a few steps to the top but manageable even for an old guy like me. No one else there. Good explanatory panels.

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Tonytourist
Reviewed January 17, 2019

It is out of Yazd, but you absolutely have to see it. Such a historical place, and you won't see this kind of thing everywhere. I went early at the morning, and there were no other people, I advice you to do the same. Such...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

that’s nice place to see and it's worth to visit except of fire temple there is a museum and photo gallery about zoroastrian lifestyle

Date of experience: January 2019
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