The Historical City of Maybod

Photo by Jarek Pokrzywnicki.

The Historical City of Maybod is part of the Tentative list of Iran in order to qualify for inclusion in the World Heritage List.

The Historical City of Maybod is known for its city planning. The mud-brick Narin Castle is one of its most important landmarks.

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The coordinates shown for all tentative sites were produced as a community effort. They are not official and may change on inscription.

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Bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero

The Philippines - 30-Jul-17 -

The Historical City of Maybod (T) by bernard Joseph Esposo Guerrero

With the recent inscription of Yazd, I am not quite sure how Maybod, another silk road desert city in the same region, would be able to position itself differently and subsequently provide a fresh perspective/OUV to the list.

Highlights of the old city include the 2,000 year old Narin castle, an intact ice house, working qanats, a few badgirs, what is perhaps the most beautiful dovecote in all of Persia, and the Shah Abassi caravanserai, which also happens to be a component of the Persian Caravanserai - TWHS and quite possibly a part of the Silk Route - TWHS of Iran as well.

Interestingly, I have observed that inscribing a site more than once seems to be something that Iran enjoys doing, i.e., Pasargadae - Persian Garden, Yazd - Persian Garden - Persian Qanat, Bam - Persian Qanat, as well as many others still brewing in the T-list. Maybod can easily be reached as part of a regular day tour offered in Yazd.

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The Historical City of Maybod
Urban landscape - Arabic and Middle Eastern
2007 Added to Tentative List

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The Historical City of Maybod (T)
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