Meybod is one of the historical cities of Yazd province that has a history of 7000 years. Meybod is the second urban and commercial center of Yazd province and has a valuable historical context.
A city that is very beautiful in spring and it could be a good suggestion that if you want to see the surroundings of Yazd province, do not forget Meybod.
Meybod is very valuable due to its historical and ancient texture such as the city of Yazd and has been registered among the historical monuments of Iran. Meybod is very old, some experts have even discovered pieces of evidence that attribute the settlement in the center of Iran to Meybod for the first time.
Half of Iran’s ceramic tiles are Meybod products, so Meybod is also an industrial city. Zillu weaving is another art of Meybod city. Narin Castle, Meybod Grand Mosque, and its historical context are places of interest that are not without grace.
Meybod climate, like other cities in Yazd province, is affected by the surrounding deserts and high mountains that prevent moist air from entering the region, leaving a scorching environment that is difficult to cool in winter.
Some say, Meybod was built during the reign of Ghobad (Sassanid King) and the reason for such a tale comes from a story.
One of the sons of Sha, Mubad, fell ill and the doctors considered the weather in this area to be healing for him. They called it “Meybod”.
The word Meybod, which is one of the Middle Persian words, is a sign of the Sassanid era. This name has been mentioned many times in the historical and geographical works of the first pre-Islamic eras. Given the long history of the city of Meybod, this modified name may be a previous name or a new name from the Sassanid era.
Meybod has a history of 7,000 years and is considered the second city and commercial center of Yazd province.
Meybod can be considered as one of the main centers of monogamy in Iran. In the historical monuments, coins minted by Meybod that belong to the Sassanid work can be seen, this is strong proof of the credibility of this city in the Sassanid era.
Narin Qaleh is one of the most important historical monuments and based on the works obtained in this castle, it can be said that this place was for the preservation of historical monuments and it was used at such a time.
Yazd local clothes are used in Meybod too and the people of Meybod do not have local clothes specific to their city. The local clothes of Yazd can be Tonban, Shawl, Shirt, Qaba, Arkhaleq, robe or cloak, robe (loose clothing worn by men), waist shawl, Charqad, Chaqchour, robe, Picheh, Sarband, Sedreh, hat, molly shirt, and scarf.
The most famous handicrafts of Meybod are its ceramics and potteries, which are world-famous today and are exported to many places.
Meybod is the most famous historical monument with its ancient fortress called Narin Castle. This spectacular castle is about 5000 years old and according to researchers, it is the oldest government citadel in the world. Narin Qala (Castel) is also the largest clay and mud building left from ancient times around the world.
The perimeter of this castle is high and due to its antiquity, like other glorious antiquities of Iran, its construction is attributed to one of the mythical religious heroes.
For example, it is said about Narin Castle that it was built by Suleiman the Prophet. This old fortress, which was built on a hill overlooking the city of Meybod, its entire structure is made of clay and mud and its architecture is in the form of a floor (floor to floor). One of the interesting and remarkable points about this magnificent historical place is the presence of movable underground networks that the designers and architects of that time created for the provision of people’s necessities of life, including water and food. The paths are said to have never been conquered by an alien or aggressor.
The old caravanserai of Shah Abbas in Meybod was built during the Qajar dynasty and remained faithful to the Safavid style. For this reason, it is known as Shah Abbas. This building seems to have been formed on the site of an older caravanserai.
Meybod Caravanserai has a large central courtyard, porch, entrance porch, basin, moonlight, porch, and many rooms. There is also a printing press, a traditional refrigerator, and water storage. These characteristics show that this is not only a resting place for caravans but also one of the best road complexes in the country at the time.
Pigeon houses or dovecotes, also known as pigeon houses, were built to collect pigeon droppings and other birds for agricultural use. Pigeon manure has been used extensively in the tanning, leather, and gunpowder industries in the past.
Meybod Pigeon House Tower is one of the historical monuments of the Qajar period and is cylindrical.
The tower has a hexagonal dome cover and brick and plaster train decorations that prevent snakes from entering the tower. To prevent vibration, when the pigeons suddenly fly, in addition to a floor in the middle of the tower, arches have been created between the outer and inner cylinders to reduce the length of the tower and prevent vibrations while strengthening the structure.
Iran Handicraft department has registered the art of Zillu Weaving in Meybod as an intangible heritage in the list of national cultural heritages of Iran. The handicraft also received an A rating at the World Handicrafts Council Jury, organized by UNESCO and the Handicrafts Development and Promotion Association. At present, the Zillu Meybod Museum, as a place to display old Zillu, is one of the attractions of this is considered in this city.
In Meybod you will literarily forget about the modern world while you walk in the historical context of the city. How about that? A free time machine!