Varzaneh desert is located about 100 kilometers east of Isfahan and 150 kilometers west of Yazd.

Isfahan (IMNA) - Varzaneh desert or Khara desert is situated on the south bound of Varzaneh village. The main attractions of this desert are the sand dunes that are made by winds as it blows across the desert.  In harmony with wind, the sands change to the beautiful pyramids, crescent, and linear shapes. Varzaneh desert, unlike other deserts in Iran, has special vegetation cover due to its adjacency to Gavkhooni lagoon.

The girls and women of this village wear white chadors, instead of black one. This custom has made Varzaneh into a white village of Iran. Not so long ago and before inventing engine driven water pumps people in Varzaneh used cattle for lifting water from bores and wells. In recent years, one of these wells has been restored by an old man, and after that changed into a tourist attraction.

The remained ancient monuments in Varzaneh are:

Fire temples: In the past, Zoroastrians used to live in this desert village, so several fire temples has remained from the past in this village. It is said that Varzaneh mosque was built on the remains of one of these fire temples.

Safavi Bridge: Safavi Bridge is the last bridge built on the ZayandehRood River. This bridge which is made of bricks, stone, and cement, has registered nationally.

Ghurtan castle: The castles in Iran are the remains of the military fortress, but Ghurtan castle is a residential castle.

Pigeon towers: Near Ghurtan castle, there is a clay building that is a pigeon tower. The main basis of this monument is placed on 12 cylinder columns, and there are a number of holes for the pigeons.



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