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Towers of silence

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Will remember for ever

As I have Farsi (Zoroastrian) friends, climbing up to the Tower of Silence felt like a very special... read more

Reviewed today
San Francisco
Cool Zoroastrian towers

Well worth the taxi ride to the outskirts of Yazd. In the flat area to impressive hills with... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Katarina M
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“steep climb”(10 reviews)
“burial site”(8 reviews)
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Yazd, Iran
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Reviewed today

As I have Farsi (Zoroastrian) friends, climbing up to the Tower of Silence felt like a very special experience. Especially in today's world when we often don't even want a stone to remember us.

Thank MaudH_12
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Well worth the taxi ride to the outskirts of Yazd. In the flat area to impressive hills with temple ruins to be climbed. Always fun to climb to get a view - and learn about zoroadtrian ceremonies and funerals.

Thank Katarina M
Reviewed 4 days ago

Ok, so it was quite hot when we climbed the mountains (yes, both of them). You'd expect something special when making the effort, but sadly there is not so much to see really. The view over the expanding city of Yazd however made it still...More

Thank ViFi62
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Nice place to visit and to climb up at the top. You can really feel the peculiar atmosphere of the graveyard of the sky used by Zoroastrians.

Thank Raphaël B
Reviewed 1 week ago

Towers of silence are one of most memorable sites in Yazd, because of its history and location with a view over the city which is best at a sunset. For me it was a city specific site and we had a guide which I would...More

Thank sasaaa2
Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a last minute decision to come here in the morning by taxi (taxi driver waited for us which was good because i don't think it is easy to flag down one) and it was one of the coolest things i learnt about the...More

Thank trituty
Reviewed 1 week ago

• I would recommend this place any day • This is a very interesting site especially if you wish to see an important part of the Zoroastrian tradition. • Till 50 years ago The dead body was placed at the top so vultures could eat...More

Thank azi-iran
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is a place where Zoroastrians put the dead bodies in the past. It is an amazing place definitely worth visiting if you are in Yazd. Make sure you read all the signs so you understand the thoughts behind what they did at that time...More

Thank Mandana R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This site is in easy access from the city. The architecture and the engineering involved in the buildings is amazing. The cooling towers for the water is gobsmacking. Recommended highly. Great views if you make the effort to climb the stairs.

Thank ClockmakersWife
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Unparalleled. Sometimes Zoroastrians have had a different way of eliminating the bodies.There are old buildings dating back to hundreds of years old. You should have a small bird ride.

Thank Goshtasb K
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