Thursday, December 8, 2016

The long standing wind-towers of Yazd.

Baadgir (wind-catcher or wind tower) is the symbol of the charming Persian architecture in warm and desert cities of southern and eastern Iran, showing the intelligence of Persian architect masters. Wind-catchers are seen on the roof of the old houses in Bushehr, Bandar Abbas, Yazd, Abarkooh, Kerman, Kashan and Tabas. These small towers are constructed on the roofs to transfer the wind into the building. As a result, the house is cooled and freshened by the wind passed over a small pool, located right below the wind catcher, in the summer rooms of the house. Taking a nap in the house with naturally fresh air while outside the house is intensely hot, is a precious leisure!

The highest wind-catcher of the world is 34 meters high, constructed in Dowlat Abad garden of Yazd, known as “the city of wind-catchers”. Dowlat Abad Garden is one of the nine fabulous Persian gardens, registered by the UNESCO. The stunning mansion of the garden faced to the old cypresses, pomegranate trees and rectangular pools with water spouts resemble the Garden of Eden and the octagonal wind-catcher, rising up to the sky, leads and invites the visitors.

The Chopoghi wind-catcher (pipe) of Sirjan (a historical town in Kerman province) is another unique wind-catcher built on the top of the house of Mr.Razavi a skillful physician. Chopoghi wind-catcher is different from other wind-catchers and looks like a bent pipe.

Wander through the mysterious and sunny alleys in old districts of eastern cities and learn more about the deep Persian culture and philosophy by joining photography tour, Iran live trip or Silk Road tour, done by Uppersia.

The wind-catcher of Dowlat Abad Garden in Yazd.

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