Amir Chakhmaq Complex - Yazd

Amir Chakhmaq complex.

The center of Iran is a treasure of beauties. As if every city in this area grandstand with its beauties and display its glory. It is not an exaggeration if to say Yazd is top of cities in Iran in terms of spectacular places. Yazd is the first city of Iran that is restarted by UNESCO. Yazd is a sign of the peaceful coexistence of desert and human beings. Everything in this area is formed by soil and soil is an inseparable part of human life.

One of the most beautiful places in Yazd is the Amir Chakhmaq complex. The complex of beauties that have been created over time and it represents traditional architecture in Iran. This complex that is located beside of historical texture of Yazd includes Mosque, Cistern, Windproof, and Bazar that have seen a lot of changes over time. The archaism of this complex back to the 9th century AH, and it is the symbol of the city now.

This complex is built by Amir Jalal al-Din Chakhmaq. He was governor of Yazd and he built this complex to boost the city. This complex is historically important. Teke of Amir Chakhmaq, Mosque, and Cistern of Amir Chakhmaq are registered by the national Iranian book list in 1330, 1342, 1385 respectively. Mosque of Amir Chakhmaq is the oldest building in this complex and it is immense in terms of architecturally. This building is the second most important mosque in Yazd.

The complex had three cisterns that two of them have remained. The cisterns used to about 40 years ago by people of Yazd. Cisterns belong to the Safavi era.

Another part of the complex is Bazar Haji Ghanbari, it was the economic center of the city like the others bazar in Iran. Bazar has changed in the Pahlavi period and it was divided into two parts that the northern part of which still has a significant boom. People sell goods such as fabric, gold, Yazd traditional sweets and carpet in Bazar Haji Ghanbari.

Other spectacular places of the complex that is attractive for the visitor can be referring to the Sefti Fatemeh Tomb that is located north of the field. She was Amir Chakhmaq’s wife and she collaborated in the building field.

The next attractive object infield is a thing that people called Nakhl. It is used for mourning and religious ceremony. Nakhl belongs to the Safavi era which was common at that time.

After visiting from historical buildings in Amir Chakhmaq complex it might be possible you would get tired and need some rest.  I recommend you to sit under the shadow on the side of the field and drink Falodeh Yazdi. It is a traditional drink and very cold and also agreeable in Yazd’s weather.