Well-preserved ruins of desert town
If you are already in the desert Yazd, do not forget to go within one day trip also to very interesting ruins of Khanaraq (1 765 m asl) /80 kilometers away from Yazd/. After passing through the modern part of the town await you extensive freely accessible ruins. Remember, however, that these buildings from adobe mud bricks are already quite shabby, so part of the ceilings is already forfeited and another will fall soon, which is a shame. After seeing the ruins set out to the adjacent green oasis, where they pomegranates grow, to the aqueduct and to the outlook point, where you will see the town nicely panoramic.
Vila from bricks
After parking the car you will walk a while through the new regular buildings before you get to the maze of ancient buildings from adobe bricks. Along the way you will see also this beautiful two-story villa.
Old town with mosque
Dozens of small houses are dominated by the minaret of the mosque, the only modernized building in this historic place.
Not only this ancient town, but also the views from roofs have their charm. Directly below the town is an oasis fed by water from the seasonal wadi. The ridge on the horizon has about two thousand meters above sea level and could be the destination of a half-day walk with interesting views, but only in case you have enough water with you.
Fields below Kharanaq
If you would like to set out also to the oasis, aqueduct and the outlook point of the town, walk along the dirt road to a small canyon and overcome it along the beaten path to the other side.
View of the outlook point
The destination of the walk from Khanaraq is a small hill between the unfinished mosque and historic aqueduct.
In the interior of the old town
In the old town you can crawl through the abandoned houses. Unfortunately, most of them are already in disrepair, so everything only at your own risk.
Opulent houses in Kharanaq
Once opulent houses in the northern part of the town are now empty. It would be very interesting to see how it looked in its heyday.
Panorama of Khanaraq
If you go out of town for a walk through oasis to the small canyon and on to the aqueduct, you'll soon have a beautiful panoramic view of the whole town and pointed dominant mountain on the horizon, which is in fact almost three thousand meters high, seven kilometer long ridge.
Old town in Kharanaq
Kharanaq could actually work as a backcloth for a Persian fairy-tale.
Below the aqueduct
The aqueduct bridges seasonal wadi, which supplies the region with water only in early spring.
From the aqueduct walk along the another path back to the town and end this short circular trip.
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