Translator: Hasti Tavakoli
Extracted from Rasekhoon
A Look at the Natural Attractions of Yazd Province
The word desert, in Iran, is generally referred to a dry, waterless parts. In international scientific sources, when it comes to Iranian deserts, including the province of Yazd, the same desert word is used, but in the desert of Yazd province, this term includes desolate, ravaged and non-psychic deserts, and the worst shape of Desert is attributed to salt-covered and infertile zones.
The deserts of Yazd province include: Siah Kuh, Deranjir, Abarkuh, Zarrin, Marvast, and desert of Saghand, Bahadoran, Allah Abad, Tut, Taghestan and Shahidieh. These deserts have the potential for tourism in the desert areas.
Among the diverse tourism resources in Iran, the desert also has its own attractions.
Especially since some of Iran's deserts are unique and are considered to be the most interesting sights of the world. Walking among the vast spaces that look distant, being surprised in the landscape of sandy and dry sandstones, historical buildings, shadows of single villages, lateritious buildings, simple buildings, caravansaries are fascinating for every tourist. Among the tourists who visited Iran on half way of east and west, Soon Hadin (the traveler who is from Sweden) - For his great and profound work, has a great place.
He spent thousands of kilometers on the camel's back in Iran's roads, especially in the desert roads, for months and years, and provided a comprehensive overview of his findings, a major contribution to the recognition of one of the most important tourist attractions in Iran. Varied types of desert plants beside the sandy hills and the remnants of the fortresses destroyed by the advent of the desert, along with advanced villages and the lace which the Gaz grows that prevent desert growth everywhere and are in form of a grove in an endless ocean and attract the attention of every newcomer.
The main and perhaps the only natural and spectacular hotspot in this province is the Shirkuh slopes.
These altitudes, which extend alongside the major cities of the province, Ardakan, Meybod, Yazd and Mehriz (apart from Bafgh), have been generating many natural attractions, which are attractive and spectacular primarily for the people of the province and then for travelers. Iranian and foreign are attractive. Shirkhoo slopes, including the foreground, between the mountains and the behind the mountains have good vegetation, due to the abundant water from the melting of snow at high altitudes, and by the efforts of hard-working farmers to become lush and green. And the density of villages around this area is enormous. The lush and beautiful valleys of Monshad, Benadik Sadat (Benaft), Torzajan, Deh-e Bala in the mountains and the Sangiji and Bardistan valleys behind the mountain that are covered with natural vegetation and gardens is considered a traditional summer residence of indigenous people and attracts thousands of Yazdi families every summer due to the warm climate in the warm summer.
Deh-e Bala, which is the most famous and has a great climate in the Yazd, has gorgeous and refreshing gardens and fruit trees and numerous fountains, and is the first beautiful summer side on the Taft route to Mian Kuh. Historical books also referred to is as Hadash. Bagi Abad, Tarzjan, Benadik, Sadat, Manshad, Fakhr Abad, Sani Abad are other villages of Mian Kuh.
Continuing the path of Mian Kuh we reach the asphalted road that passes through the mountains, and is known as Niz-o Garizat that means behind the mountain (Posht-e Kuh). Posht-e Kuh is in the south and behind the Shirkouh Mountains, and that is why it is known as Posht-e Kuh (in Persian it means behind the mountains). This area is located in a rocky valley and the other part of it is a vast plain where you can watch the beauty of the area from a place known as Sang-e Arus. Banadak, Dizeh, Sakhvid, Shavaz, and Bidakhoid and ... are from other villages of Yazd area, which include a large part of the villages located behind the mountain and are located between Nadushan, Dehshir and Taft. Some of its villages are Nasrabad, Mazrae Akhund, Ali Abad, Shahabad, Sharif Abad, Sadegh Abad and Sanich. From the back of the mountain you can reach Taft within 22 km.