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Address: Yazd, Iran
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An amazing place for zorasterian

Zoroastrians brought dead to this place and to the top of the mountain. A man named Nesasalar places dead man on "dakhmeh". the dead were eaten by vultures. It is recommended to... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Zoroastrians brought dead to this place and to the top of the mountain. A man named Nesasalar places dead man on "dakhmeh". the dead were eaten by vultures. It is recommended to visit the historic site with the previous study

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Bangkok, Thailand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Walking among the structures here and then climbing the Tower of Silence is a really humbling experience for me. Zoroastrianism is a millenia-old religion and it still has a large number of worshippers around the world.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

In the Zoroastrian tradition, once a body ceases to live, it can immediately be contaminated by demons and made impure. To prevent this infiltration, Zoroastrians purified the dead body by exposing it to the elements and local hawks on top of flat-topped towers in the desert called dakhmas. According to a tradition dating back over 3,000 years, bodies were arranged... More 

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Warrnambool, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

With a good guide this is a fascinating place to visit but there are a lot of steps or a very steep climb. Without explanation or knowledge of the rites that were practiced here the visit would not be worth while.

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vicenza
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

when in Yazd do not miss to visit these attractions...the only negative thing is the price of the ticket ...unfortunately you have to pay a different ticket in each of these locations ( they don't have collective one )

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Tehran, Iran
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is one of my fav places of Yazd .. its incredible . There s a lot kf walking and hiking so beware if you want to go top of the towers but its worth it .. and on the way are some beautiful ruins .. Go there! Its an experience

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Bangalore
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Begin with a visit to the Fire Temple. Ponder on the people who lived in times past a proud and prosperous community befor the bulk of them emigrated to India There is a lower level Tower now, but with the absence of Vultures now the dead are buried. The entire site is neat and well maintained.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

We got here by bus from the ancient town and we really enjoyed it! The view from up there was pretty amazing! 80,000rials entrance for foreigners!

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

I liked the idea of being fed to vultures instead of decaying under ground. The view of the mud brick buildings was surreal. I wish they could be restored and used as a cultural space, maybe a museum on death, or for the living as Yoga retreat, tourist accommodation,.... Possibilities are endless. Ofcourse, I'm not sure how the zoroastrian people... More 

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Milan, Italy
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

This place is like going back in time with very nice scenery and interesting architecture, a break from the city...

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