Yazd ( pronunciation (help·info) [jæzd]; Persian: یزد) is the capital of Yazd Province, Iran, and a centre of Zoroastrian culture. The city is located 270 km (170 mi) southeast of Isfahan. At the 2006 census, the population was 423,006, in 114,716 families.
Because of generations of adaptations to its desert surroundings, Yazd is an architecturally unique city. It is also known in Iran for the high quality of its handicrafts, especially silk weaving, and its confectionary.
- Yazd attraction
- Handicraft produced in Yazd province are various, some of which are world famous including carpets with charming patterns, pileless carpets, tirma (a kind of cashmere), brodcaded silk, velvet, blankets, bed-cloths, earthenware, engraving, glassware and leather ware. Being delicate and beautiful, these handicraft are suitable to be kept as souvenirs. Yazd is also famous for its various sweets, the most well known are Pashmak (cotton candy), Baghlava and Ghotab.