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Sar Yazd Castle, Yazd Province

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Learn about the first bank in the world with a visit to Sar Yazd Castle. See the marvelous citadel built from mud bricks, which dates back to the third century CE, and which served as a place where the people of the city would keep their treasures and grains. It represented the safest location because of its high walls and towers, and a moat that prevented intruders from attacking and looting. Explore the three floors with over 450 rooms, and ask your guide tell you more about the history and customs of the people who lived here. Plan your visit to Sar Yazd Castle and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Yazd trip itinerary maker.
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(Yazd is the nearest city to Sar Yazd Castle)

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  • I personally loved it. Not far from Yazd, is a dive very interesting preserved an ancient fortress. You can explore it thoroughly, clambering for various stairs and ladders and calmly observing how people lived inside. Can be combined with a visit to the caravanserai of Zein-o Din
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  • All the adjectives have been used in previous reports. Here’s my tips for independent travellers instead (a.) Go on a Friday which is the Iranian day off if you can. We were there on a Friday and ther...  more »
  • not far from Yazd located in small genuine village this fortress is just stunning ! there is a really nice ambiance and with special atmosphere visit it ll help the locals to take care of their patrim...  more »

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Where to stay in Yazd

Yazd offers visitors plenty of choice when it comes to accommodation, with hotels and guesthouses mostly scattered around the streets that make up the Old Town. For an authentic experience, you can choose one of the increasingly popular hotels situated in converted traditional houses. Designed in a typical Persian style, the lodgings boast peaceful courtyards, where you can hang out and sample local drinks and dishes. The traditional hotels usually offer both private and dormitory style rooms, while a couple of affordable modern hotels provide cozy, clean rooms, free wifi, and other basic amenities.
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