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Sar-Yazd Fortress, Yazd
(4.6/5 based on 50+ reviews on the web)
Learn about the first bank in the world with a visit to Sar-Yazd Fortress. 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 Fortress and a wealth of other attractions, well-known and undiscovered, using our Yazd trip itinerary maker.
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  • This fortress is situated in a village on the outskirts of Yazd, and worth a visit. Of impressive size and complexity, it is, to this day, partially restored. This allows to realize its beauty... original and the effect, through the years, of the environment on the site (rain, wind,...). Ask a driver to take you there and enjoy the visit, often alone on the site! Avoid to get there with small children, some places are really dangerous!
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  • Is there not far from the old town of Yazd, but also atmosphere in and the old town. Local children? Show me the.
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  • This fortress is situated at about 30-40 km from Yazd in the middle of the desert. It has a rich history and it is well preseved. Don't be affraid of the distance and go there - you'll not regret.