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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. By using our Yazd travel itinerary planner, you can arrange your visit to Water Museum and other attractions in Yazd.
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  • This place is so important if you want to know about how Yazdi people be alive and how they dig the qanats and what is Payab and Sardab and ice house.Do not forget to see it.  more »
  • Unique in the world, this is the Museum of the qanat (pronounced kanòt), ancient underground aqueducts (to prevent water evaporation) on Iran especially, but also in China, in the Middle East, North Africa and a few countries even in Sicily. The Museum was recognized by Unesco in Yazd has created the Center for studies on qanats and awarded world heritage site a group of 11 qanat is among the most well preserved. Without the qanat there would be no pre-desert lands and desert areas! The Museum is interesting for its uniqueness and the original artifacts of a culture.
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  • This museum presents quite some information about water, how it was brought to the city of Yazd and the way some of these techniques to provide cooling in addition to basic water needs. All in all, a ...  more »
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  • 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.
  • If you are interested in knowing about Qanats and water systems in the past, do not miss this place.
  • Interesting, there could be more explanations. Entrance: 150.000 Rial
  • Fascinating topic, some good pieces but there is still an overall lack of homogeneity and story, also not everything is translated.
  • Could be great, but It wasn't! No guide was available and the prined descriptions were not precise and detailed.

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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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