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Towers of silence

Yazd, Iran
+98 935 066 2366
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Worth a visit for the climb and the view

This is a must see even if there is not alot to see as its an essential element of the Zoroastrian... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
Casa62
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Brisbane, Australia
spectacular view

Nice to get out of town a little and have a view of the city and the mountains around. It was not... read more

Reviewed 4 days ago
Martina F
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“dead bodies”(21 reviews)
“steep climb”(10 reviews)
“burial site”(7 reviews)
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"dead bodies"
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"steep climb"
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"burial site"
in 7 reviews
"burial place"
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"big hole"
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"birds of prey"
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"surrounding mountains"
in 5 reviews
"worth the effort"
in 5 reviews
"interesting place"
in 10 reviews
"early in the morning"
in 7 reviews
"interesting history"
in 5 reviews
"well worth the visit"
in 4 reviews
"yazd city"
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"beautiful view"
in 6 reviews
"entrance fee"
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"visit this place"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is a must see even if there is not alot to see as its an essential element of the Zoroastrian religion of which Yazd is the epicentre. On the south edge of town its a short trip to get there and a slightly vigorous...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Nice to get out of town a little and have a view of the city and the mountains around. It was not crowded at all and because it was about to storm my pictures have a nice almost filter- like touch on them

Thank Martina F
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This is a unique site that is well worth a visit. Go early before it gets too warm, it is interesting to climb the tower and if you get there when there are few tourists you will find it very peaceful in the tower

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Reviewed 1 week ago

on the outskirts of the city, but with great views across Yazd and an interesting place in its own right.

Thank V S
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They are high elevated places that old Zoroastrian put their dead bodies to be exposed to vultures. It has a lot of steps and would be difficult for old people to climb up. Bring bottled water with you during this visit.

1  Thank Parastoooo
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Really great for pictures... bit of walk to reach both towers, as each is on a separate hill, but its an amazing site. 150k per person. 100k taxi one way from the city

Thank JD D
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Enjoyable visit of silence towers (careful that climbing to the second one could be hard under strong sun). Interesting visit about original custom regarding death and afterlife

1  Thank dj0vl3
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Historical site figuring Zoriatrian history. Located on city border and views disfigured by electricity masts and lines. To be visited early morning to avoid excessive heath during climbing stairs and/or hill

2  Thank Jannim1966
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere impresses, more than anything to see. Processional steps up a very high mound to walled area where the dead were brought for funeral ceremonies, apparently guarded by specially trained dogs overnight - then left to be eaten by vultures - this practice ceased...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was part of my Yazd tour. I've never knew this part of Zoroastrian history in how they buried the dead. An education as well as a workout experience indeed.

Thank Rafiq J
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