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Towers of silence

Yazd, Iran
+98 913 157 3319
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Powerful piece of history and star wars like landscape ;)

Discovering the history and religious habits of the Zoroastrians up close becomes easy when... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Toon G
,
Bruges, Belgium
A Difficult Climb Especially To The Burial Site

To reach the site you climb up a path of loose gravel. To actually reach the circle where the... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
e10750law
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Toronto, Canada
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“dead bodies” (21 reviews)
“steep climb” (10 reviews)
“burial site” (7 reviews)
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Yazd, Iran
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Discovering the history and religious habits of the Zoroastrians up close becomes easy when visiting the towers of silence. One more easily understand the rituals of and ideas behind the religion when slowly climbing up the hillside and reading about Ahura Mazda, his angels and...More

Thank Toon G
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

To reach the site you climb up a path of loose gravel. To actually reach the circle where the “burials” were performed you need to climb onto thick boards secured into the wall then you need to bend over to not hit your head and...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

One of specific characteristics of Yazd is its Zoroastrian minority. this is the ancient burial site (actually no burring, but a method of disposing the dead bodies) getting familliar with this somewhat rare custom is worth your time. and also going up the stairs and...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Not much to see, especially on the towers themselves, but indeed an impressive place, IF you know the history

Thank Jurgen B
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I visited this temple without knowing anything about zoroastrians. Well I loved it. The place is very interesting with a super view.

Thank Xavier M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are in Yazd you need to be there. One of the greatest Zaorastan buildings in Iran. Most impressive are from down but if you have a free time you can climb on the top.

Thank Przemysław P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A Dakhma (Persian: دخمه ; Avestan: lit. “tower of silence”), also called a Tower of Silence, is a circular, raised structure built by Zoroastrians for excarnation – that is, for dead bodies to be exposed to carrion birds, usually vultures. Zoroastrian exposure of the dead...More

Thank Edmund L
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easy climb to a good location. Interesting place taking into account that this was (is?) a burial place. Indeed a place to be silent.

Thank Aivars B
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Reviewed 17 March 2018 via mobile

This is a zotoastrian cultic burial place. The body was put on the top of the tower , where vultures cleaned the human body in one hour . After that bones were put in a special chamber. This is one of the main attractions of...More

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Reviewed 15 March 2018

Those who have difficulty to go up to the top of a hill to visit a "Tower of Silence", Sharifabad Tower of Silence is beside the ring road of Ardakan. The view you will have is awesome. A Russian tourist and I visited it few...More

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