Most of cistern so called Ab-anbar which means water storage is a sustainable traditional water supply system in a hot arid regions and is a remarkable example of Iranian vernacular architecture. It is the traditional type of reservoir that was commonly built in pre-modern Iran. Yazd is known for its adobe architecture, Zoroastrian fire temples and tall structures known as badgirs, or wind-catchers, which in ancient times functioned as natural ventilation in large buildings. The city as the historical and desert part of the country contains several Ab-Anbar. These structures are usually located in the center of the city made up of main parts: the underground reservoir, the platform, and the dome and six wind catchers. Ab-Anabr-e-Shesh badgiri is one of the oldest water storage in Yazd which is located in the Tel district. The building has two entrances with 55 steps in the north and south. The most outstanding feature of this structure is the arch by brick facade and large roof water storage tank which was built by Haji Hussein Mirallah in 1379 AH. The ancient city of Yazd in central Iran has become the country's 22nd world heritage site.
|Ab-Anabr-e-Shesh badgiri , Yazd, Iran|