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Address: Yazd, Iran
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A steep climb

An interesting visit requiring an ability to walk up steps. It is where bodies were disposed of until about 60 years ago. They were put in the towers and then vultures came and... read more

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Madeleine S
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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Greater London, United Kingdom
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168 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

An interesting visit requiring an ability to walk up steps. It is where bodies were disposed of until about 60 years ago. They were put in the towers and then vultures came and ate the meat off the bones which were then put in a hole in the middle. I think they stopped this method because of the increase in... More 

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Thank Madeleine S
Reading, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
14 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

A fascinating place with a very interesting history, technically not an awful lot to see but I climbed to the top of the old tower (which I recommend over the newer, smaller tower) and the views along with the sense of calm makes it well worth the journey. The larger tower is a tougher climb with no steps or rails... More 

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Thank pixie_danielle
Manila
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103 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Walking up the stairs to the towers bring you chills. It is an incredible site to see and experience. Try to find the videos of helicopters flying over them.

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Thank lujoya
Canada
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66 reviews
36 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Not sure why they call it the Towers, it should be the Hills of Silence. Anyway, we only climbed on the shorter hill. The day we went was very windy. It is worth the hike to go to the top. You can see the beautiful city below. I did not know they put the dead on the top of the... More 

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Thank lclcusoon
Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 921 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Interesting although not much to see and enjoyed the climb to take in landscape view. A short taxi ride from centre or easily combined with a trip out to the Fire Temple and or Saryazd fort. Thanks for the vote if you found this review helpful.

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Bordeaux, France
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The tower of silence are one of the most impressive buildings of the Zoroastrian religion. Not that they are huge nor extremely decorated but they represent the deep faith of this religion. We are not used to the concept ands as such we were impressed. They are also built on top of hills which give a beautiful view on the... More 

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Thank Eric P
Krakow, Poland
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

We have visited the Towers of Silence on our way from Meybod and Chak Chak - it was the best what we have seen this day but it was not originally on our schedule! Our driver gave us a bit of history background, the place was really really interesting and definiately work visiting.

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Thank Marcelina S
Bangkok, Thailand
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Only 30 minutes from Yazd city center. It worth every pennies here. We took a taxi which the manager of the Jungle hotel arranged for us, 300,000rial. Should go there in the evening.

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Thank Sireeight
Washington
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24 reviews
19 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide explained the Zoroastrian traditions for handling deceased persons - this religion does not believe in polluting the water or earth with dead bodies, so after preparation by the priests in the surrounding structures, the bodies were set atop the towers for vultures to consume, leaving only the bones for burial. "Green burial" centuries before it became trendy.

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Thank alisande
Toulouse, France
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129 reviews
81 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Steep hill, it can get pretty hot, but rewarding view and experience. Towers of Silence are ancient burial places dating back thousands of years where bodies were left to natural elements so Earth would not be polluted. This tradition is still observed in Mumbai by Indian Zoroastrian, although buzzards are no longer welcome in the city ...

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