Dowlat Abad Garden

One of the 9 Iranian gardens registered in UNESCO World Heritage Sites list is Dolat Abad Garden. The tallest windward in the world had been built in the center of this garden and has made it a strong touristic pole.

Mohammad Taghi Khan Bafghi, Yazd ruler at the end of Afsharid era, established a garden as a residence for Shahrokh Mirza and Karim Khan Zand. The garden was known as a spectacular complex and was called Dolat Abad Garden and is a priceless reminiscence of Afsharid and Zand Dynasties. Back in time, there were too many tall and dense trees that could hide the garden from all those outside of it. It was also located in the suburban area of Yazd then but in Qajar era, when the city was expanded, it became a part of the urban context. With further developments in Pahlavi era, it was centered in the city, the same location as today. Dolat Abad Garden was then changed into ruins for a while. From 1969 to 1985, Culture and Arts Ministry rented the garden and devoted it to an office with an aim to preserve the national heritage. Renovations and reconstructions were applied to the garden but it never got its former prosperity back.


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