In the middle of the desert, and where you think everything just ends up in a desert climate and sand, you encounter a mountainous region which has a historic village within it. An incomparable example of the village structure, dating back to its 4500-year-old history, which attracts tourists from all over the world.
Kharanaq village has been called the birthplace of the sun in history and its antiquity dates back to ancient times. As much as it is said that Kharanaq is even older than the city of Yazd and there are several thousand-year-old historical monuments in it. It has multiplied the importance of this village and turned it into an ancient region with valuable historical texture.
Kharanaq village is located in the mountainous area of Yazd province and has a much cooler air than Yazd.
Kharanaq Castle is one of the largest rural residential castles in Yazd province and one of several castles with two or three and multi-storey houses in the world, and it is like an exhibition whose pavilions are made of clay and mud.
Another historical monument of Kharanaq village is the caravanserai, which dates back to the Sasanian period. Kharanaq Caravanserai isa type of plain caravanserai that is generally one-storey and is designed in the style of Shah Abbasi's building.The old caravanserai of Kharanaq, which has been prepared and equipped for the accommodation of travelers, will make a different trip and a memorable stay for you. Staying at this caravanserai gives you the opportunity to enjoy watching the starry sky at night.
This bridge has never been a transit point for individuals or animals. The only purpose of this bridge is to transfer water from one beach to the other on the Cal River.Depending on the structure of this bridge, you will encounter a stone foundation along the bridge, which also makes it possible for the bridge to be strong against floods and not be broken.
It is a minaret that dates back to the Sasanian era and with 15 meters height from the roof of the mosque, is one of the tallest buildings in the region. The minaret has three floors and two spiral staircases, and has been used as a watchtower and lighthouse.
The historical Kharanaq village is located in the north of Yazd, 50 km from Ardakan city, on the Ardakan-Tabas road.