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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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  • These funeral towers are exceptional and worth the little effort you will be asked to access their Summit. They really deserve to stop with a guide who will explain their usefulness and operation
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  • The visit to this location is best made with a tourguide, and possibly in early morning or late afternoon (though it does close at 5 or 6 pm, so check timing). Contrary to our guidebook this location ...  more »
  • Unique experience. Rare, yet well-preserved structures with very special spiritual atmosphere esp. during sunset / at dusk. 
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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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