Towers of silence in Yazd

Dakhmeh, Yazd

Khuh Dakhme, Safayyeh region, 15 kilometers southeast of Yazd, Iran
Visiting time:
7 to 19 Spring and summer, 7 to 17 Fall and winter (It closes half an hour earlier)
Entrance fee(Iranian):
30000 Rials
Intrance fee(Foreigners):
150.000 Rials
About: Towers of silence in Yazd

Zoroastrians Dakhme is also known as "Towers of Silence". This dakhme lies 15 kilometers southeast of Yazd around Safaiyeh District, on a low sedimentary mountain called "Dakme Mountain". 
Dead bodies would be put in this tower in the past. In the distant past, the corpses would be placed on top the tower to be eaten by birds. Later, the bones would be dropped into a well. This would prevent soil pollution. 
The Towers of Silence was registered by Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization in the list of Iran’s National Heritage in 2002 under the registration number of 6312.

General Specifications
Dakhmeh, Yazd
Dakhmeh has different meanings in different academia, such as: Gabran graveyard, crypt of the dead, basement of the dead, grave and the graveyard of the Zoroastrians.
Special features
Place of the Zoroastrian bodies.
Best time to visit
Duration of visit
Half to one hour
Similar relics and places
Dakhmehs of Yazd
Access route
Khuh Dakhme, Safayyeh region, 15 kilometers southeast of Yazd, Iran
How to access
By personal vehicle or taxi
Access to vehicles
Access for the disabled with wheelchair
Network coverage
Towers of silence in Yazd
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