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Yazd is the oldest mud-brick city and the second historic city in the world. Among all its districts, Saryazd dates back to Sassanid era (3rd-7th A.D) has a special importance, not only the existence of magnificent monuments makes it worthy of tourism activities, but also the hospitality of its kind denizens. That is the reason why it is called “The Friendship Village”.

Biography


Majid Saryazdi

Majid Haji Ghulam Saryazdi
Son of Mirza Reza
Born on: May 31st 1964
Place of birth: Tehran
Majid_Saryazdi@yahoo.com

1989 Bachelor's degree in Civil
1999 Master's degree in Urban Planning and Design

1989-1990 Deputy Head of the University of Sistan and Baluchestan
1990-1991 Mayor of Khash County/Iran
1991-1992 Mayor of Zabul County/Iran
1992-1994 Mayor of Zahedan Province/Iran
1995-1997 Mayor of Semnan Province/Iran
1999-2001 Mayor of Zahedan Province/Iran
2001-2003 Mayor of Alborz Province/Iran
2003-2005 Iran Tourism & Touring Organization Advisor
2005-2012 Management of Farafar Holding Co.
2013-2014 Deputy Head of Civil Alborz Province/Iran
2014-2015 Management of Farafar Holding Co.

Taught urban-traffic Courses at Tehran University
Taught architecture and urban transport (land, sea, air) courses at Karaj Azad University
Taught architecture courses at the University of Balochestan

1997 First rank in National Congress of Business Productivity
2000 Top mayor by a UN plan for how public participation in urban governance
2011 Top reviver of the country
2014 wins 2014 UNESCO Asia‐Pacific Award of Distinction for Cultural Heritage Conservation

Development of Arg Saryazd

The complex consists of two parts: the The Old Arg and The New Arg Saryazd that has the following features and places


Historic Places of The Old Arg


Historic Places of The Old Arg


Historic SarYazd Village

Yazd is the oldest mud-brick city and the second historic city in the world. Among all its districts, Saryazd has a special importance, not only the existence of magnificent monuments makes it worthy of tourism activities, but also the hospitality of its kind denizens. That is the reason why it is called ‘ The Friendship Village’.

According to some historians, the age of Saryazd is estimated even more than yazd. This village is known as the entry of Yazd which portal-shaped walls of Farafar add to its probability. Arg-e Saryazd company is reconstructing historic monuments in Saryazd village called ‘ The old Arg’ and has prepared facilities and plans to prepare new ones such as a lake , a hotel, etc ae ‘ The New Arg’ for tourists.

Historic SarYazd Village


Saryazd Fortress

Saryazd fortress has been one of the largest and oldest safety deposit boxes of Iran and the world that is three floors with an area of 7790 m and consists of 468 rooms were built of mud brick. It traces back to Sassanid era (3rd-7th centuries A.D.). This can be realized that the castle has repaired during different periods and consequently has been used. The main usage of this fortress was grains and food storage, which had essential value in that time. In addition to grains, when the city was under assault, people hid their money, gold and jewelry in these chambers. This fortress has two main concentric and labyrinthine walls and high towers that is surrounded with a moat.

The main door was mobile and opened vertically by using rope and pulleys. In case of being open, this door could cover the moat and act as a mutual connection between outer and inner side of the Fortress. If enemies could break the first gate and find their way through this Fortress, then the second gate was closed and acted as a supporter. Saryazd Fortress has three floors that are all constructed of clay and mud and also brick and plaster. It was registered in 1008 in the national index numbers.

Saryazd Fortress


Seljuk Caravansary (Old Rabat)

According to researches, construction of this building dates back to Seljuk era (1037-1194 A.D). Since it is built of mud-brick, it is called Mud-brick Rabat. Caravansary was a road side inn where travelers stay and rest.

The yard of this Rabat is 25*25 meters. It is surrounded by plat forms that lead to a small room. On the corner of this Rabat, there were wharfs for animals. Next to the mosque is also Chaparkhaneh that is used for maintenance of horses and camels. Because of the hot zone, the walls, pillars and ceilings are quite thick and high. The yard is about 60 cm lower than the surrounding parts.

Seljuk Caravansary (Old Rabat)


Safavid Caravansary (New Rabat)

There is no exact information about history of this Rabat (Caravansary), though concerning structural style and type of used construction; we can conclude that construction of this building belongs to Safavid era (1501-1736 A.D). Entrance of this Rabat leads to a relatively small yard; moreover, there is a covered and big place in the south wing of this yard. This Rabat in analogy between similar caravansaries has been slightly different at the provincial level. This Rabat with its stable on the corner of yard is unique as others usually have stables and podiums in each four corners of yard. There are seven podiums in outer side of building entrance.

Safavid Caravansary (New Rabat)


Sanambar Historical Construction

This is a fortress-like construction made of clay and mud that dates back to the 9th and 10th centuries A.H. Solar. According to what people quote from their ancestors and fathers, Sanambar, just like a field, had aqueduct and a pool in the middle. So, water of aqueduct pour in the pool and used for agricultural purposes. In that time, this place was totally green, though consecutive droughts dried the aqueduct and there remained nothing but a ruin fortress in the city.

Sanambar Historical Construction


Farafar gate

There were various citations concerning this construction. Some people believe that this construction is built in a corner of exit gate of Saryazd which was the entrance of Yazd or Farafar (Formerly called Yazd, Isatis and before it was Farafar or Farafetar). So, it is called Farafar gate. Therefore its origin is estimated approximately 1000 years ago or even more. Others believe that this construction is remained of south wall of a four-lateral cubic mausoleum. It had a dome on top and other three sides are ruined except this wall. So its oldness would date back to 8th and 9th centuries A.H Lunar (14th-15th centuries A.D).

Farafar gate


Chaparkhaneh

The building is located on the south side of the road behind the mosque of Yazd. Oldness of this construction dates back to the Seljuk era (1037-1194 A.D) that probably was rebuilt during the Zand era. Chaparkhaneh is a castle-like construction has two floors that are all constructed of clay and mud and brick entrance.It is built in rectangular-shaped plan and there is a garret on every corner. Wall adjacent to the entrance of the building, decorated with military decorations. Horses and officers were present at the site to deliver news and letters at the fastest possible time.

Chaparkhaneh


Pakeneh

Oldness of this building traces back to Safavid era (1501-1736 A.D). In fact, Pakeneh was a place that used to reach dug reservoir in Saryazd. Just like other desert regions, several series of reservoirs were dug for making people able to overcome lack of water. Pakeneh has an arcading entrance and various stairs through which one could access series of reservoir that placed alongside of Main Street.

Pakeneh


Abanbar (Water reservoir)

This structure dates back to Safavid era about 500 years ago (1501-1736 A.D). Water reservoir was a special and traditional place or cistern of drinking water in Persian antiquity. The construction material used for this structure was baked brick. It has two wind towers with simple opening, constructed in West-east wings. The building entrance facade is made of archaic brick.

Abanbar (Water reservoir)


Pay-e Borj Abanbar (water reservoir)

There is a beautiful water reservoir next to the mosque which dates back to the late Qajar era (1796-1925 A.D) and has two large wind towers and a dome with cylindrical wind towers. Such water reservoirs are rare in Yazd and there are just a few of them in Mehriz. A historical stone is installed above this reservoir and a note is written over it with beautiful hand writing: (قال رسول ا... و تعالی و سقاهم و بهم سربا طهوبا)

Four wind towers Abanbar (water reservoir)

This construction is the only reservoir in Saryazd that has four wind towers . It is built before Safavid era (1501-1736 A.D). The ceiling of the building is like semi-dome and the direction of the wind towers is in agreement with wind direction to keep water cool. Towers could suck cold air inside the reservoir and other towers which are constructed in opposite side, suck out air from this place. So, its atmosphere and stored water are always cool.

Four wind towers Abanbar (water reservoir)


Down neighborhood Abanbar (Water Reservoir)

The building is located in front of Saryazd Jame Mosque, next to the brick caravansary. The building is over 300 years old with 2 wind towers and its usage is supplying drinking water since ancient times and now it is used, too.

Haj Abolghasem Abanbar (Water Reservoir)

The building is located near the Nakhl Hosseinie and dates back to the year 1268 to deploy alternative supply of drinking water in above neighborhood. The building has a domed deflector with 4 wind towers and 8 openings around the four directions North, South, East and West. The water reservoir was constructed by Haj Abolghasem, who had died when he was building this reservoir and his tomb is located next to the entrance.

Haj Ali Abanbar (Water Reservoir)

The water reservoir is located in the main street of above neighborhood, next to the Haji Ali mosque. So it dates back to Qajar era (1796-1925 A.D). It has domed building with two wind towers.

Middle neighborhood Abanbar (Water Reservoir)

The building is located next to the Hosseinie and dates back to Qajar era(1796-1925 A.D). It has an arched ceiling of Shah Abbas and constructed of clay and mud. There are wind towers around there and now no trace of them left.

Head-up Abanbar (water Reservoir)

This building is located on Main Street, next to the mosque and dates back to Qajar era (1796-1925 A.D). It has a domed ceiling and two columns on either side. This beautiful brick building has been classified to local people.

Nakhl Hosseinie in Saryazd

This Hosseinie is located along Main Street and in the neighborhood above. It dates back to Safavid era (1501-1736 A.D) but it was repaired at Qajar era (1796-1925 A.D) and it was always the important area for holding religious and cultural ceremonies like Ashura and Tasoa.

Nakhl Hosseinie in Saryazd


The old Bath in Saryazd

The old bath in Saryazd is located behind the main Hosseinie in the neighborhood above and dates back at the same time of Hosseinie. These baths are domed and constructed of clay and mud. Saryazd People bathe in these places in the past, but now they have been abandoned. Bath consisted of Garmkhaneh, stokehole, rooms and laundry area.

The old Bath in Saryazd

Pay-e Borj Jame Mosque

It is located along Saryazd Main Street No. 156. It dates back to Qajar era. This sacred place was a place for praying in summer and winter place is used in cold seasons. Regular geometric shapes seen in the roof of the mosque.


Saryazd Jame Mosque

The building is located on the main axis of the new Rabat and dates back to 9th century A.H Solar before Safavid era. The two North and South entrances are connected by a corridor and inside the building there is a beautiful turquoise tile work. The building is used as a venue for congregational prayers.

Recreation Facilities of The Old Arg


Motorcycle (ATV)

Motorcycle with four wheels and it is single & Double.


Camel Riding

We Provide 12 Camels for our tourist in the desert.


Off Road (Rally in the desert)

Our complex is equipped with Patrol car for rally in the desert.



Astrology

Due to the possibility of seeing the beauty of the sky in the desert during the night time, we provide proper equipment to see the stars.



Carriage Riding




Catering Facilities


Our Complex is ready to welcome guests at Safavid Restaurant (Traditional Restaurant).
Safavid Caravansary ( New Rabat )

There is no exact information about history of this Rabat( Caravansary), though concerning structural style and type of used construction , we can conclude that construction of this building belongs to Safavid era (1501-1736 A.D). Entrance of this Rabat leads to a relatively small yard; moreover, there is a covered and big place in the south wing of this yard. This Rabat in analogy between similar caravansaries has been slightly different at the provincial level. This Rabat with its stable on the corner of yard is unique as others usually have stables and podiums in each four corners of yard. There are seven podiums in outer side of building entrance.






Accommodation Facilities

The brief description of Accommodation (Traditional) are as follows:


Najari House

This home has 6 rooms, 4 rooms each with a capacity of 4 persons and 2 large rooms each with a capacity of 10 persons.


Safavid Caravansary - Brick Caravansary( New Rabat)

There is no exact information about history of this Rabat( Caravansary), though concerning structural style and type of used construction , we can conclude that construction of this building belongs to Safavid era (9th century A.H. Solar, 10th century A.H. Lunar, 16th century A.D.). Entrance of this Rabat leads to a relatively small yard; moreover, there is a covered and big stable in the south wing of this yard. This Rabat in analogy between similar caravansaries has been slightly different at the provincial level. This Rabat with its stable on the corner of yard is unique as others usually have stables and podiums in each four corners of yard. There are seven podiums in outer side of building entrance.


Seljuk Caravansary - Caravansary (Old Rabat)

According to researches, construction of this building dates back to Seljuk era (1037-1194 A.D.). Since it is built of mud-brick, it is called Mud-brick Rabat. Caravansary was a road side inn where travelers stay and rest .

The yard of this Rabat is 25*25 meters. It is surrounded by plat forms that lead to a small room. On the corner of this Rabat, there were wharfs for animals. Because of the hot zone, the walls, pillars and ceilings are quite thick and high. The yard is about 60 cm lower than the surrounding parts.


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NEWS


The Iran wins 2014 UNESCO Asia‐Pacific Award of Distinction for Cultural Heritage Conservation

A total of 14 projects from 10 countries, including Afghanistan, the Islamic Republic of Iran, New Zealand and Thailand, have been recognized in this year’s UNESCO Asia‐Pacific Awards for Cultural Heritage Conservation. A panel of international conservation experts met in June to review 46 entries from across the Asia‐Pacific region.

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