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Chak Chak

Inside the Zoroastrian fire temple of Chak Chak. The eternal flame in the background is in a niche carved out of the mould-covered rock. The mould is due to the famous water that drips down the cliff face.
A Mirage In The Desert

December 31st 2018
It was supposed to be so easy. Have the hostel book me a taxi to the bus station, buy a ticket to Yazd at the station, get on the bus. The first part went according to plan apart from my driver not being able to change a 500,000 rial note, so he asked some fellow taxi drivers if they could help him. One guy with very light eyes and who could easily have passed for being Spanish or Greek was able ... read more
Middle East » Iran » East » Yazd

Iranian Flag Known as Persia until 1935, Iran became an Islamic republic in 1979 after the ruling monarchy was overthrown and the shah was forced into exile. Conservative clerical forces established a theocratic system of government with ultimate political author... ... read more
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27th January 2019

Zoroastrianism
Are adherants tolerated in Islamic Iran, Derek. I came upon Zoroastrianism in Tajikistan and their god was an interesting fellow indeed.
29th January 2019

Zoroastrianism
Yes, they are, as are Armenian Christians. According to a follower we talked to however, they don't too many favours as a religious minority unfortunately...

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