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Water Museum, Yazd

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Head to Water Museum and see the various ways the ancient city of Yazd acquired and distributed water, the most sought-after commodity in the arid desert region. The museum, established in 2000, sits in a restored mansion from the early 20th century and dedicates most of its displays on the history of the precious liquid in Yazd and the means used to obtain it. On a tour of the museum, you can acquaint yourself with the ancient 'qanat' systems of delivering water from the mountain slopes to the town and see a variety of artifacts and equipment used to dispense it for drinking, washing, and irrigation. Plan to see Water Museum and other attractions that appeal to you using our Yazd trip planner.
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  • October 2, 2017
    Nothing really special, but strongly connected to this place. Old style museum. The price was 150000 rials.  more »
  • October 1, 2017
    Nice to visit quickly, sincerely I had more info by watching a documentary that visiting this Museum, the nice thing is the traditional home to visit. Finally, as always in Iran, foreigners pay 150,000 rials while 20,000 Iranians
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  • September 28, 2017
    This museum is highly recommended. Very informative despite that some things only in Farsi are described. But sometimes also English explanation happy. Nice scale model that provides insight into how water ended up in villages and on the country. Certainly interesting to here.
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  • May 14, 2017
    Water is the source of life and for a city you need a lot of it. It's interessting to see how they brought the water drom the mountain to the city. Not the newest museum but still good to visit when you're interested in such things.
  • March 27, 2017
    If you are interested in knowing about Qanats and water systems in the past, do not miss this place.
  • October 18, 2016
    Interesting, there could be more explanations. Entrance: 150.000 Rial
  • August 12, 2016
    Fascinating topic, some good pieces but there is still an overall lack of homogeneity and story, also not everything is translated.
  • July 29, 2016
    Could be great, but It wasn't! No guide was available and the prined descriptions were not precise and detailed.

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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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