Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower, Yazd

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Witness the remains of a Zoroastrian tradition of excarnation at Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower, which once received dead bodies for purification. Imagine the dead, separated by age and gender, in three concentric circles on the top of a funerary plateau, where they literally turned to ashes after the work of vultures. Economical, well-aired, and egalitarian, this 3,000-year-old climate-appropriate practice was outlawed in 1979. What remains of these intriguing brick structures, called dakhmas or deme, was nicknamed by a British colonial translator who identified a similar practice in Mumbai. Wear hiking boots if you want to climb the hilltop tower and get a guide for details on Zoroastrianism. Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Yazd Edition.
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  • This is a zotoastrian cultic burial place. The body was put on the top of the tower , where vultures cleaned the human body in one hour . After that bones were put in a special chamber. This is one of...  more »
  • Those who have difficulty to go up to the top of a hill to visit a "Tower of Silence", Sharifabad Tower of Silence is beside the ring road of Ardakan. The view you will have is awesome. A Russian tour...  more »
  • Great visit I was alone early in the morning. No explanations and no guide but you can easily feel the magic of this place by walking up the towers and hill behind them. And read on internet about the...  more »
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  • Astonishing! With an underground huge water reservoir and some wind towers they managed to have fresh air in houses and buildings. First air conditioning Plant. ..
  • This is a water reservoir with 2000 m^3 reservoir below.It has 6 wind tower (Baad Gir) with 10 meter high. It made by Ostad Ali Siyah and Ostad Golamreza in period of Qajar.
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  • جالبیه location but the door was closed down water storage!!!
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  • Kala badegir, very beautiful, good sense to Adam *
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