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Water Museum, Yazd

3.9
#7 of 51 in Museums in Iran
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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  • The construction and operation of the irrigation system of the "Qanate", a system of underground canals to supply the desert town is shown here in an impressive manner. For example led an over 70 km long water canal from Yazd to Kerman.
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  • To preface this review, we did not have a guide. Maybe it the experience is significantly improved with a guide, but I highly doubt it. As previous reviews have said, there is not much to see here. A ...  more »
  • Very interesting to learn how the system of irrigation to Yadz and its surroundings. Go if you like didactic museums.
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  • The building where the museum is housed was quite impressive. In an old traditional house. It was a bit difficult to understand how the water system was working though. In depth information of specific processes but overview was missing I felt. Good to mention that locals on the line were shocked when they saw the entrance fee for foreigners.
  • I thought it was very interesting. You should visit this at the beginning of your Yazd trip. It teaches you a lot about Yazd history and you will see a lot of it back when you visit the rest of the city.
  • Depicting how hard our ancesters worked to achieve precious water
  • very informative, you can learn a lot about water distribution in the city, majority of objects could use dusting and models at exhibition could use some renovation, but in overall it's really nice place to visit.
  • For people with Farsi-skills it's very interesting! But there is a lack of information if you aren't able to read Farsi. So without a guided tour it's for non-Farsi-speaking tourists kind of unsatisfying.

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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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