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Water Museum, Yazd
(3.8/5 based on 200+ reviews on the web)
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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  • We went to the Museum of water because we struck underground canals (qanat) which the Persians 3000 years ago began to dig deep underground to allow water on the arid plains. The Museum details how they dug, dug them than, why, etc. a lot of exhibits and installations, but some people may seem boring. First recommend reading on the Internet about the qanat, and if this, then marvel at the Museum is worth a visit.
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  • as you know Yazd is a place that is famous as dry city. but just 30 km near yazd you could find a mountain rang more than 4000 meters high. this situation forced yazdish guy to think about water in th...  more »
  • ... with 7 floors: the deepest at the level of the water channel, then the fresh rooms for in the hot summer, and so on. You will also find interesting information about the graves of the water channels, which is a very difficult work must have been. The entrance is not easy to find; It is a small door a few meters east of the crossroads Qiyam and Imam street.
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  • You can go deep inside to some underground chamber to feel the coolness inside, which was functioned as ancient cold storage space. certainly you can also understand the qanat system through the exhibition but there is no part of real qanat system inside.
  • Could be great, but It wasn't! No guide was available and the prined descriptions were not precise and detailed.
  • Fascinating topic, some good pieces but there is still an overall lack of homogeneity and story, also not everything is translated.
  • I think this is the water museum...anyway, it's a great museum with interesting info on the qanat system and a clear demonstration of how it keeps underground rooms cool. Well worth it.
  • If you like the architecture of Qantas go and visit it.