Ardakan ( the little greece )

the city Ardakan is located around 60 km north east of Yazd city. The city is home to some of the most important zoroastrian sites like Chak Chak and Pire herisht temple, which in Zoroastrian belief its the place where the servant of Yazdgerd the third ( sassanid king ) disappeared from sights during the Arab invasion. beside all this Ardakan is also home of the Shegeft Yazdan Cave, where for 30 years Zoroastrians sheltered the sacred fire from the Karian Fire Temple, and the Tamarix desert forests to the crescent-shaped Siahkouh (Siahkooh) Desert and Aqda Playa. Ardakan is the birth place of Mohammad khatami the former reformist president of Iran that his father’s home is now the personality museum and also a national heritage. Pistachio orchards lie to the north of the city, farming lands to the west and garden houses to its east. Like other cities in Yazd Province, Ardakan has dry, desert climate. The city’s name consists of the words ‘Ard’ meaning holy or sacred and ‘Kan’ meaning land or mine. As Ardakan was the birthplace of several researchers, scholars and astronomers throughout its history, it has been nicknamed Little Greece.

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Places to visit in Ardakan

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