A predominant feature of central Yazd are the windcatchers, known as badgir in Farsi. These are towers on top of houses with several openings, used to create natural ventilation in buildings. The old city around the bazaar and the Jameh mosque consists of a maze of narrow alleys which criss-cross each other, and of mud-brick houses. There aren't that many impressive sights here, but overall the setup is pictoresque.
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