Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower, Yazd

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Witness the remains of a Zoroastrian tradition of excarnation at Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower, which once received dead bodies for purification. Imagine the dead, separated by age and gender, in three concentric circles on the top of a funerary plateau, where they literally turned to ashes after the work of vultures. Economical, well-aired, and egalitarian, this 3,000-year-old climate-appropriate practice was outlawed in 1979. What remains of these intriguing brick structures, called dakhmas or deme, was nicknamed by a British colonial translator who identified a similar practice in Mumbai. Wear hiking boots if you want to climb the hilltop tower and get a guide for details on Zoroastrianism. Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar Silence Tower is just one of the many highlights you can arrange to see using our international travel planner, Yazd Edition.
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  • I climbed on a small mountain where is the only Tower of silence. from the top you can admire the panorama of the city
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  • This is a piece of history that you definitely shouldn't miss. The climb up is well worth it
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  • Highlight of our tour of Iran. Marvellous place and so evocative of the Zoroastrian faith and values. Spent ages there just wandering around the site.  more »
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  • This is a water reservoir with 2000 m^3 reservoir below.It has 6 wind tower (Baad Gir) with 10 meter high. It made by Ostad Ali Siyah and Ostad Golamreza in period of Qajar.
  • Kala badegir, very beautiful, good sense to Adam *
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  • Water storage is related to the contemporary period, six badegir and Yazd, Yazd, a six-lane Hill neighborhood is located in the badegir date of 4 April 1357 with the registration number 1600 as one of the national monuments record. This is made in the course of 180سال ghajare in the year 1371 Ah Ah reconstruction.
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  • The place is beautiful and haunting
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  • Unusual historical site
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