South of Yazd
South of Yazd


South of Yazd, Some Unexpected Finds

Yazd is located in the Dasht-e-Kavir Desert. It’s a 452 km drive south-west to Shiraz, but in the first 100 km we made three stops:

  1. Deh Sir, a small hamlet of adobe buildings, a beautiful mosque and even more beautiful people,
  2. Abar Kooh – an ancient Iranian city located on the Silk Road, containing an historic ice house and perhaps the oldest cypress tree in Asia
  3. The Central Mountain range, which went from bare-rock to snow-peaked mountains. Our stop was at Eagle Rock – other mountain pictures were taken from our bus.

Farmer and Donkey - Deh Sir, Iran  The Ancient Iranian City of Abar Kooh - Adobe Icehouse and South Facing Wall   Adobe home, Ancient Iranian City of Abar Kooh, Iran

While the map shows the desert ending south of Yazd, the desert continued much of the way to Shiraz, and we only saw farms and irrigation during the last hour of the trip.   

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