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Kharanagh

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Kharanagh

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80 Km Environ De Yazd, Yazd Iran
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Banafshe Tehrani wrote a review Aug 2020
Tehran, Iran117 contributions38 helpful votes
Kharanaq, which means ‘place of birth of the sun’, is divided into two parts – the Old Town, which is almost completely deserted, and the New Town, where some 130 families continue to live. The Old Town was constructed with sun-baked mud bricks, forming one of the largest collections of adobe buildings in Iran. The abandoned town is about 4000 years old with a labyrinth of streets, tunnels, passageways, and rooms, as well as more impressive buildings such as a tiny mosque, a shaking minaret, and an old caravansary that welcomed merchants and pilgrims centuries ago.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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iranhikers wrote a review May 2020
Tehran, Iran196 contributions49 helpful votes
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In the middle of the desert, and where you think everything just ends up in a desert climate and sand, you encounter a mountainous region which has a historic village within it. An incomparable example of the village structure, dating back to its 4500-year-old history, which attracts tourists from all over the world.
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Date of experience: June 2019
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PayamMehdizadeh wrote a review Jan 2020
Tehran, Iran19 contributions12 helpful votes
Walking through ancient city in heart of desert; finding incredible architecture. It looks a bit like maze. Highly recommended!
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Atefe Dehghan wrote a review Oct 2019
Yazd, Iran8 contributions8 helpful votes
If you are interested in mud brick or adobe castle belong to 4000 years ago this will be the right place to stroll. Kharangh is very attractive and it gives you a very peaceful feeling which you can rarely find in the cities.
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Date of experience: October 2019
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Anthony A wrote a review Aug 2019
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Kharanaq is a minor tourist attraction in Yazd province. The whole village is made of mud and it’s now almost deserted and neglected after being inhabited for more than a 3,000 years!!! The abandoned village is a network of streets, tunnels, passageways, a mosque, a “shaking” minaret (to withstand earthquakes) and a caravanserai that housed merchants and pilgrims centuries ago. It is a unique and astonishing village crumbling after 3,000 years. Definitely a must visit before it disappears completely.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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    • Sun - Sat 12:00 AM - 11:59 PM