Main facade of the Amir Chakhmaq Complex in Yazd - it is a mosque located in a square with the same name

Main facade of the Amir Chakhmaq Complex in Yazd - it is a mosque located in a square with the same name

This beautiful complex was built by Amir Jalaleddin Chakhmaq, a governor of Yazd in the 16th century

This beautiful complex was built by Amir Jalaleddin Chakhmaq, a governor of Yazd in the 16th century

Local youths playing football in the square

Local youths playing football in the square

This complex houses a caravansarai, a tekyeh ( used for religious gatherings) and a bathhouse

This complex houses a caravansarai, a tekyeh ( used for religious gatherings) and a bathhouse

These arcades have been added recently in order to protect the square from the traffic

These arcades have been added recently in order to protect the square from the traffic

Details of one of the two minarets of the mosque in Amir Chakhmaq Complex

Details of one of the two minarets of the mosque in Amir Chakhmaq Complex

In the middle of the building, a street connect to the opposite side of the city

In the middle of the building, a street connect to the opposite side of the city

Rear side of the Amir Chakhmaq Complex - between the square and this street there are few shops within the complex

Rear side of the Amir Chakhmaq Complex - between the square and this street there are few shops within the complex

A motorcyclist enters into the street from the main road

A motorcyclist enters into the street from the main road

This wooden structure is called nakhl - it is used during the Ashura Period

This wooden structure is called nakhl - it is used during the Ashura Period

There were few graves in the square as well, these belong to un-named fighters of the Iran-Iraq War

There were few graves in the square as well, these belong to un-named fighters of the Iran-Iraq War

Baadgirs of old water reservoir (aab anbar), seen from the square

Baadgirs of old water reservoir (aab anbar), seen from the square

This statues depict the water carrier men with their water bags and bowls

This statues depict the water carrier men with their water bags and bowls

Yazd Fire Temple also known as Yazd Atash Behram or Yazd Atash Kadeh was built in 1934

Yazd Fire Temple also known as Yazd Atash Behram or Yazd Atash Kadeh was built in 1934

Small numbers of Zoroastrians still live in Yazd and this is where they practice their religion

Small numbers of Zoroastrians still live in Yazd and this is where they practice their religion

Faravahar is the main symbol of ancient Iran - it is believed that this was the guardian angel of the nation

Faravahar is the main symbol of ancient Iran - it is believed that this was the guardian angel of the nation

A circular pool is in front of the building - entrace to the Fire Temple can be seen in the background

A circular pool is in front of the building - entrace to the Fire Temple can be seen in the background

A well -known aspect of their religion is that fire plays a central role in worship ceremonies

A well -known aspect of their religion is that fire plays a central role in worship ceremonies

The sacred fire of the temple is stated to have been burning since about 470 AD

The sacred fire of the temple is stated to have been burning since about 470 AD

This plaque confirms the theory of this sacred fire - this site was only opened to public in 2001

This plaque confirms the theory of this sacred fire - this site was only opened to public in 2001

Visitors inside the Fire Temple of Yazd

Visitors inside the Fire Temple of Yazd

Zoroastrians have been practicing this religion since 400 BC

Zoroastrians have been practicing this religion since 400 BC

Three girls posing for photo in front of the Fire Temple building

Three girls posing for photo in front of the Fire Temple building