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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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  • It is an old luxurious house turned into a museum. A visit paid to this museum teaches you the way people would obtain water in a drought-prone area. Its underground spaces are also open to visitors.  more »
  • The best in this museum was going down and you could feel nice, cool air. You will really appreciate this in hot day. But museum as a whole is not so special. Just next poor museum.  more »
  • Personally I did not find this museum very interesting. There is nothing wrong with it, but nothing exciting either. The maquette gives you a nice overview. I enjoyed more the visit to the cellar of t...  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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