A rooftop view of the Yazd city - Yazd is a historical city surrounded by a desert in central Iran

A rooftop view of the Yazd city - Yazd is a historical city surrounded by a desert in central Iran

Yazd is known for having mud built houses and tower badgirs (wind catchers) due to the harsh climate of the area

Yazd is known for having mud built houses and tower badgirs (wind catchers) due to the harsh climate of the area

The history of this city goes back to 300 BC during the Median Empire

The history of this city goes back to 300 BC during the Median Empire

This photo was taken from the roof of the hotel I was staying in - this dome shows the skylight at the top to allow natural into the building

This photo was taken from the roof of the hotel I was staying in - this dome shows the skylight at the top to allow natural into the building

Yazd receives very little rain annually thus making it one of the hottest city in Iran

Yazd receives very little rain annually thus making it one of the hottest city in Iran

The current name of the city comes from it's former ruler Yazdegerd I, who ruled Persia from 399 to 420 AD

The current name of the city comes from it's former ruler Yazdegerd I, who ruled Persia from 399 to 420 AD

The towering badgirs of Yazd are a trademark of this beautiful city

The towering badgirs of Yazd are a trademark of this beautiful city

This is the photo of the dome and a skylight in the middle

This is the photo of the dome and a skylight in the middle

Courtyard of the hotel, I was staying in

Courtyard of the hotel, I was staying in

This is a typical Iranian style building where rooms are built around a central courtyard

This is a typical Iranian style building where rooms are built around a central courtyard

A pool in the middle of the courtyard makes things more refreshing in this desert city

A pool in the middle of the courtyard makes things more refreshing in this desert city

This city was a hub of Zoroastrian religion untill the arrival of Islam in 633-654 AD

This city was a hub of Zoroastrian religion untill the arrival of Islam in 633-654 AD

Plenty of fish swimming in the central pool

Plenty of fish swimming in the central pool

An old styles of latches are used to secure the two sides of the door

An old styles of latches are used to secure the two sides of the door

Due to the remote location of this city, it evaded many battles and destructions in the past

Due to the remote location of this city, it evaded many battles and destructions in the past

Here, two streets of Yazd meet together - note, the size of the mud walls

Here, two streets of Yazd meet together - note, the size of the mud walls

A large bowl made out of stone, sits in front of the water reservoir

A large bowl made out of stone, sits in front of the water reservoir

Stairs leading to the water reservoir - this is where the fresh water was stored for the city

Stairs leading to the water reservoir - this is where the fresh water was stored for the city

Inner walls of the water reservoir of Yazd

Inner walls of the water reservoir of Yazd

Now, I am at the bottom of the reservoir, looking back at the stairs and the door

Now, I am at the bottom of the reservoir, looking back at the stairs and the door

This skylight was built to allow light into the area

This skylight was built to allow light into the area

Yazd was visited by Marco Polo in 1272, who described it as a good and noble city and remarked its silk production

Yazd was visited by Marco Polo in 1272, who described it as a good and noble city and remarked its silk production

In Yazd, sometimes streets are fully covered in order to protect from the hot summer sun

In Yazd, sometimes streets are fully covered in order to protect from the hot summer sun

Yazd managed to flourish during the the Mongol Invasion in the 13th century because many of the artists moved here for safety

Yazd managed to flourish during the the Mongol Invasion in the 13th century because many of the artists moved here for safety

A quiet square of the city - in the backgrouns, the minarets of the Jameh Mosue of Yazd can be seen

A quiet square of the city - in the backgrouns, the minarets of the Jameh Mosue of Yazd can be seen

A house on a main road with it's wind catchers (badgirs) beside the external walls

A house on a main road with it's wind catchers (badgirs) beside the external walls

A street was named after one of the fallen Iranian during the Iran-Iraq War

A street was named after one of the fallen Iranian during the Iran-Iraq War

This covered street was a blind alley and there was a house at the end of it

This covered street was a blind alley and there was a house at the end of it

This car had seen better days, now she was being used as a car and a puller as well

This car had seen better days, now she was being used as a car and a puller as well

Amidst the immense desert, Yazd retains its sterling of old in religion, traditions and architecture

Amidst the immense desert, Yazd retains its sterling of old in religion, traditions and architecture

A motor bike parked beside a mud wall

A motor bike parked beside a mud wall

There was something common between myself and this bike

There was something common between myself and this bike

The city of Yazd has resisted the modern urbasisation changes and maintained its traditional structure

The city of Yazd has resisted the modern urbasisation changes and maintained its traditional structure

The geographical features of this region have made people developed special architectural styles

The geographical features of this region have made people developed special architectural styles

A modern building at the back of a yard

A modern building at the back of a yard

This yard was located at the back of a office where I went to book a ticket

This yard was located at the back of a office where I went to book a ticket

Yazd became the capital of the Muzaffarids in the 14th century but only lasted for few years

Yazd became the capital of the Muzaffarids in the 14th century but only lasted for few years

This office was located at a main road and decided to purchase my bus ticket to go to Mashhad

This office was located at a main road and decided to purchase my bus ticket to go to Mashhad

A car park beside the mud brick buildings in the centre of Yazd

A car park beside the mud brick buildings in the centre of Yazd

This sign was above a small square with the ancient looking buildings

This sign was above a small square with the ancient looking buildings

Kids playing football beside the old buildings of Yazd

Kids playing football beside the old buildings of Yazd

Yazd was one of the last city in Iran where old Persian religion flourished till very late

Yazd was one of the last city in Iran where old Persian religion flourished till very late

Slowly, this city was absorbed by Islam like many others in Iran - Yazd maintained it's traditional architecture and way of life over the centuries

Slowly, this city was absorbed by Islam like many others in Iran - Yazd maintained it's traditional architecture and way of life over the centuries

An old wooden door with a padlock

An old wooden door with a padlock

This iron door has two knockers which are used to distinguish between the family members and a guest coming to the door

This iron door has two knockers which are used to distinguish between the family members and a guest coming to the door

A cloth shop in the centre of Yazd

A cloth shop in the centre of Yazd

I saw this structure in many places while I was visiting Yazd - it must have had a historical significant but I couldn't figure out

I saw this structure in many places while I was visiting Yazd - it must have had a historical significant but I couldn't figure out

Street has high walls in the city so they could block out the strong sunshine

Street has high walls in the city so they could block out the strong sunshine

A visit to this city is one of the unique experience one needs to see and feel

A visit to this city is one of the unique experience one needs to see and feel

Local men sitting beside a road and have conversation

Local men sitting beside a road and have conversation

Dried herbs and spices on sale outside a shop

Dried herbs and spices on sale outside a shop

Yazd is famous for it's confectionery products

Yazd is famous for it's confectionery products

Fresh vegetables and fruits being sold from the back of a truck

Fresh vegetables and fruits being sold from the back of a truck

It is said that in Yazd one would always be a family member due to it's low rate of divorce and family oriented culture

It is said that in Yazd one would always be a family member due to it's low rate of divorce and family oriented culture

Plastic slippers sold from the plastic baskets on a roadside

Plastic slippers sold from the plastic baskets on a roadside

Fresh tomatoes and berries were available in truckloads and I mean it

Fresh tomatoes and berries were available in truckloads and I mean it

My trusty camera bag sitting on a bench and I am waiting for my supper

My trusty camera bag sitting on a bench and I am waiting for my supper

Here is my supper which later turned out to be the dinner as well because after this, I left for Mashhad which was 14 hours bus journey

Here is my supper which later turned out to be the dinner as well because after this, I left for Mashhad which was 14 hours bus journey