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Zardgah
About

Zardgah desert is located at Southern Khorasan province Dehuk village. It is 180 km from Tabas city. There are no villages up to a radius of 200 km around. Zardgah is interesting to visit becuase its an oasis at the heart of a dry nd harsh desert.  At the village there exists a golden holly shrine that is highly respected among the people of this land.


You can trace the pace of ancient people in this area due to its caves. Many historians at the past centuries such as Istakhri have visited the village and wrote about it in their books. 

At Zardgah you can find oranges and date trees. At this village you can see handicrafts such as baskets, wicker baskets, bedspreads, fans, and strings. Many allies of the village are roof covered and shadowy. Extensive use of triangular congresses in the facades and walls of buildings is a unique feature of this village. Most of these congresses are in the eastern and southern parts of the village are in the form of windbreaks. These windbreaks are built in the direction of the favorable winds of the village and act as a filter against winds with sand. The thick brickwalls of the village reduce the use of natural daylight in the desert area and also they reduce the heat exchange of buildings and cause harmonization with the climate. There are towers and fortifications around the village, which are the survivors of a 300-year-old castle with four towers around it, and until the last century, they were in charge of protecting and guarding the village. 

Zardgah

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About

Zardgah desert is located at Southern Khorasan province Dehuk village. It is 180 km from Tabas city. There are no villages up to a radius of 200 km around. Zardgah is interesting to visit becuase its an oasis at the heart of a dry nd harsh desert.  At the village there exists a golden holly shrine that is highly respected among the people of this land.


You can trace the pace of ancient people in this area due to its caves. Many historians at the past centuries such as Istakhri have visited the village and wrote about it in their books. 

At Zardgah you can find oranges and date trees. At this village you can see handicrafts such as baskets, wicker baskets, bedspreads, fans, and strings. Many allies of the village are roof covered and shadowy. Extensive use of triangular congresses in the facades and walls of buildings is a unique feature of this village. Most of these congresses are in the eastern and southern parts of the village are in the form of windbreaks. These windbreaks are built in the direction of the favorable winds of the village and act as a filter against winds with sand. The thick brickwalls of the village reduce the use of natural daylight in the desert area and also they reduce the heat exchange of buildings and cause harmonization with the climate. There are towers and fortifications around the village, which are the survivors of a 300-year-old castle with four towers around it, and until the last century, they were in charge of protecting and guarding the village. 

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Zardgah desert is located at Southern Khorasan province Dehuk village. It is 180 km from Tabas city. There are no villages up to a radius of 200 km around. Zardgah is interesting to visit becuase its an oasis at the heart of a dry nd harsh desert.  At the village there exists a golden holly shrine that is highly respected among the people of this land.


You can trace the pace of ancient people in this area due to its caves. Many historians at the past centuries such as Istakhri have visited the village and wrote about it in their books. 

At Zardgah you can find oranges and date trees. At this village you can see handicrafts such as baskets, wicker baskets, bedspreads, fans, and strings. Many alleies of the village are roof covered and shadowy. Extensive use of triangular congresses in the facades and walls of buildings is a unique feature of this village. Most of these congresses are in the eastern and southern parts of the village are in the form of windbreaks. These windbreaks are built in the direction of the favorable winds of the village and act as a filter against winds with sand. The thick brickwalls of the village reduce the use of natural daylight in the desert area and also they reduce the heat exchange of buildings and cause harmonization with the climate. There are towers and fortifications around the village, which are the survivors of a 300-year-old castle with four towers around it, and until the last century, they were in charge of protecting and guarding the village. 

Climate

The best time to visit Zardgah is autumn, winter, and early spring because there is intense heat in the area at other times.

Vegetation

The village got a unique wildlife. The surrounding environment is uninhabited and is mysteriously silent. In this area you can see the last survivers of the Asian cheetah. Hot sunny summers and mild winters, along with the existence of and springs has made this land cultivable. Some of the attractions of this village are:Narrow alleys and stepped houses, mountaineering in the middle of the desert, watching the scenery from the heights, watching the beautiful night sky and observing the stars, existence of hot springs, beautiful sands and gravels. All of these may convince you to explore this village and spend your valuable time here.

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Environmental damage

The erosion factors of the village, such as sandstorms and heavy monsoon rains, as well as the migration of the youth generation, have reduced the population of this village, but it is still inhabited. Many of these vacant homes have now been converted into eco-lodges.

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