Top UNESCO Award Goes to Sar Yazd Citadel 2016-01-06
Top UNESCO Award Goes to Sar Yazd Citadel
At the ceremony which was held in Sar Yad village Majid Sar Yazdi was hailed for his investment in the historical and cultural complex. UNESCO representative in Iran Ms. Kuisch-Laroche said this is the third UNESCO prize which is awarded to Yazd for the repair works of its monuments. She said previously the Zargar Yazdi House was awarded in 2003 and Robat Zeineddin Mehriz in 2004. She further remarked that Yazd by receiving the third prize is the most honorable province in Iran in obtaining the UNESCO awards in the field of repair works on historical monuments. Meanwhile, Managing Director of Iran Tour and Tourism Development Company Seyed Ali Aqazadeh who was also present in the ceremony said in terms of cultural capacities and natural heritage Iran is one of the progressive countries. The Sar Yazd Citadel is in three floors where towers and a moat have been built. During the Seljuk and Safavid eras the large Sar Yazd Castle was witness to many developments. In the year 1390 (2011 � 2012) permission was issued for turning the castle into an accommodation and catering center by the Cultural Heritage Organization. Sar Yazd village with a population of 1000 people is located 5 km south.