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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. Plan your Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower visit and explore what else you can see and do in Yazd using our Yazd itinerary builder.
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  • This is one of the most memorable places we visited on our trip. The history of this place and the tranquility makes that you just turn silent. We've learned so much from visiting the Zorastrian sites...  more »
  • A great view and fascinating structures. Loved the approach up the stairs and views from the top. Allow a couple of hours or so to visit and look around. Visit as early as possible in the morning to a...  more »
  • Set in desert at the edge of Yazd city, these towers were constructed for the ritual disposal of the bodies of the dead. First the flesh was picked off by vultures, then the bones were put in a pit wi...  more »
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  • 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.
  • Kala badegir, very beautiful, good sense to Adam *
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  • Water storage is related to the contemporary period, six badegir and Yazd, Yazd, a six-lane Hill neighborhood is located in the badegir date of 4 April 1357 with the registration number 1600 as one of the national monuments record. This is made in the course of 180سال ghajare in the year 1371 Ah Ah reconstruction.
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  • The place is beautiful and haunting
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  • Unusual historical site
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