For the last month of 2018 we cycled through the province of Yazd and Kerman. In this region we passed many ruins. They were beautiful, broken, being re-built, and… brown.

在2018年的最后一个月,我们骑车穿过亚兹德和克尔曼省。在这个地区,我们经过了许多废墟。它们美丽,破碎,重建,而且……棕色。

Rich Person’s Home

For morning tea one time we went inside an abandoned castle spotted from the highway (32.4395, 52.403682). It still had 4 walls standing and was easy to access from the road. We put the water on for tea and started exploring the place. There were so many rooms and walkways we lost count, every turn revealing more to explore. Some building still had roof and was cool inside. Other areas had walls and roof collapsed in. As there were no information about this place on any of our map apps, we could only imagine what each room was used for.

We asked a local what it could be, and was told it was one of the many housing complex remaining from a very rich family in the past.

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早茶时,我们进入了一条从高速公路上发现的废弃城堡(32.4395, 52.403682)。它仍然有四面墙,很容易从道路进入。我们先做开水,然后开始探索这里。我们失去了很多房间和人行道,每一个转弯都有更多的探索空间。有些建筑物仍然有屋顶,内部很凉爽。其他区域的墙壁和屋顶都倒塌了。由于我们的任何地图应用程序都没有关于这个地方的信息,我们只能想象每个房间的用途。

我们向当地人询问了它可能是什么,并被告知这是过去一个非常富裕家庭留下的众多住宅区。

Pigeon Tower

In the town of Ajbeh (32.440069, 52.378912) there were many round towers scattered on the parched desert terrain. The towers were used by farmers back in the days to collect the bird droppings as fertilizer. Nowadays they stand around waiting for a few tourists to stop by and take photos.

We explored inside a free one but it was very broken. The stairs leading up to the second floor was barely even, and the second floor had places where it had collapsed. Matt was more daring and climbed up to the top floor. He got the view and quickly came back down. Thankfully we didn’t smell any of the droppings.

在Ajbeh镇(32.440069, 52.378912),在炎热的沙漠地形上散落着许多圆塔。这些塔被农民用来收集鸟粪作为肥料。如今,他们站在一旁等待几个游客停下来拍照。

我们在一个免费的探索,但它非常破碎。通往二楼的楼梯几乎没有,二楼有倒塌的地方。马特更大胆,爬到了顶层。他得到了看法并迅速回来了。值得庆幸的是,我们没有闻到任何粪便。

Wind Catcher

The province of Yazd and Kerman experience very hot summers. One of the innovative cooling solutions are these tall towers with long parallel windows. They are usually square based and contain windows to catch wind from all four sides. The wind is redirected down to the base of the building bringing in fresh cool air.

In the city of Yazd you’ll see these iconic catchers everywhere, even at modern architecturally designed hotels (top picture featured). There was one reservoir in the “old” Yazd city with four catchers for maximum cooling! Nowadays it is open as a tourist attraction.

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亚兹德省和克尔曼省经历了非常炎热的夏天。其中一种创新的冷却解决方案是这些高塔,具有长平行窗。它们通常是基于方形的,并且包含从四面捕风的窗户。风被重定向到建筑物的底部,带来清新的凉爽空气。

在亚兹德市,你会看到这些标志性的捕手到处都是,即使是在现代建筑设计的酒店(图为特色)。 “老”亚兹德市有一个水库,有四个捕捞器,可以最大程度地降温!如今它作为一个旅游景点开放。

Bazaar’s Main Intersection

Did you know that “bazaar” is a borrowed word from Farsi? Due to the hot weather in summer, the alleyways in the bazaar are roofed to provide shade for the shoppers. Between each shop is a dome shape ceiling with a hole in the middle for skylight.

The main intersection of the bazaar is called “Chohor-soogh” meaning four ways. The ceiling on the Chohor-soogh has much more decoration as it has the most foot traffic. This was photographed in Kashan’s old bazaar (33.984253, 51.448742).

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你知道“巴扎”是波斯语的借词吗?由于夏季炎热的天气,集市上的小巷屋顶为购物者提供遮荫。每个商店之间都是圆顶形天花板,中间有一个洞,用于天窗。

集市的主要交叉点被称为“Chohor-soogh”,意思是四种方式。 Chohor-soogh的天花板拥有更多的装饰,因为它拥有最多的人流量。这是在卡尚的老集市(33.984253, 51.448742)拍摄的。

Sleeping in a Castle

We shared a memorable experience cycling from Isfahan to Yazd with two other cyclists from Netherlands. There was an abandoned castle or caravanserai along the route which had provided shelter for many travellers before. The Khargooshi Caravanserai (32.19842, 53.191147) is a tall castle in the middle of nowhere, or most likely an old Silk Road trade route.

We arrived just after sunset but took out the torches to explore every room and hallway. The way up to the rooftop was eventually discovered and we crawled up for a peek. We had the castle all to ourselves that night and it was an experience we’ll never forget.

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我们与来自荷兰的另外两名骑自行车的人一起从伊斯法罕骑车到亚兹德,享受难忘的经历。沿途有一座废弃的城堡或商队,以前为许多游客提供了庇护所。 Khargooshi Caravanserai(32.19842, 53.191147)是一座高耸的城堡,位于茫茫荒野中,或者很可能是古老的丝绸之路贸易路线。

我们在日落之后到达,但拿出火把探索每个房间和走廊。最终发现了通往屋顶的道路,我们爬上去偷看。那天晚上我们把城堡都给了自己,这是我们永远不会忘记的经历。


This country is full of history and relics. We have been very lucky to have the opportunity to see these first hand. Sadly some of them are left as is, and time is ticking so they might not be here forever!

这个国家充满了历史和遗迹。我们很幸运有机会看到这些第一手资料。可悲的是,其中一些是原样的,时间在流逝,所以它们可能永远不会在这里!

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