Monday, October 24, 2016

"Bayazeh", village of history in Iran.

If you take a look at “Bayazeh” village and the barrens around from afar, you will see a white land in the middle of the desert that looks like a snowy land, but this silverness is due to the salt covering the sand of the desert! “Bayazeh” historical village, which has been a cultural center in the past, is located in Khur o Biyabanak town of Isfahan province, at the center of Iran.

Many of the constructions in the historical texture of this village, like the old castles, mosques and qanats, which are located in the middle of palm grove gardens, are tolerantly standing until today. The historical desert houses of “Bayazeh” are constructed with mud and straw, which is the local material for constructions in deserts of Iran. The arcs and ceilings are built high and a small pool is usually located in the middle of the yard. The reason to all of these tricks is keeping the house fresher during hot and sunny days of summer in the desert. The houses of the desert, have different rooms for winter and summer with different properties, like the direction toward the sun or the height of the ceiling.

The most important construction of “Bayazeh” is the ancient castle dating back to Sassanid Empire. This giant mansion with many small rooms and awnings has been used in different ways during centuries. It had once been home to 2000 people and during Ismailism dynasty this castle has been the military base for the followers of Hassan- e Sabah, founder of the Assassins organization. The Jaame mosque of “Bayazeh”, is another historical heritage of this village and it has been constructed during Safavid dynasty.

"Bayazeh" village with its long standing buildings is a great spot for photographers so you can join Iran photography tour and capture the beauties of this desert village.

"Bayazeh" village. 

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