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This archeological site is also one of Iran's UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Pasargad was the first of the great Persian cities to be built by Cyrus the Great, the founder of the ancient empire of Persia who chose this location for the first great city of the Archaemenid dynasty.
Cyrus built a grand and luxurious city, but today all that remains are a few old ruins and Cyrus's own tomb - a massive structure that now stands at the entrance to the site.
Entrance fees are less than £1.
Clean toilets and a ticket office are almost all the available facilities, although there is running water and space for picnics.
Bogeh - e - Davazbah Emam
The Mosque of the Tomb of 12 Imams is located in the old town of Yazd, just a few metres from Alexander's Prison. A small admission fee of approx 10 pence or 15 eurocents gains entry to both buildings.
The Mosque dates to the early 11th century and doesn't contain the tombs of any of the 12 Imams - the name comes from inscriptions of the names inside the building.
Whilst the building is in poor condition, it does have some interesting stucco work.
The Zoroastrian Fire Temple in Yazd welcomes visitors - both Zoroastrian or Parsi pilgrims and tourists alike.
The sacred fire at the Yazd Ateshkadeh has been burning since 470 AD and is tended by elderly gentlemen whose job it is to make sure that it never goes out.
The temple is open to the public from 7-11 am and 5-7 pm from Saturday to Thursday. However, if it's closed, visitors should ask around and the locals will probably find someone to open it if necessary.
There are many signs giving information about the site and to help visitors understand what they are seeing.