Economic features and Investment Potential

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Cultural Heritage and Tourism Section

Yazd province with over 3000 years of history, possess cultural heritage and numerous natural tourism resources consists of more than 6500 tourist attractions including most unique civil historic fabric which is still alive, buildings belonging to the periods before Islam and Islamic architecture and cultural capitals including traditional arts and handicraft industries, clothing, ethnic foods, and customs and traditions of which more than 1586 are registered in national heritage list. Location of the province in desert and mountainous ecosystems has created varied and valuable natural tourism resources such as the Shirkouh mountains range and Dasht-e-Kavir, protected areas, tourism regions and villages in ten cities of the province, caves, waterfalls, and etc.

Performance indices of Yazd tourism section

2016

Unit

Index

75

Unit

Number of residential facilities

9

Unit

Number of 3 (or more)-star residential facilities

6

Unit

Number of 4 (or more)-star residential facilities

276

Room

Number of rooms in  3 star hotel and  Accommodation facility

479

Room

Number of rooms in 4 star hotel and  Accommodation facility

668

Bed

Number of beds in in  3 star hotel and  Accommodation facility

1054

Bed

Number of beds in in  4 star hotel and  Accommodation facility

113500

person

foreign tourist attractions

103

Unit

Total roadside restaurants and service stations

27

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Museum

21

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Village tourism

30

Villages

The number of tourist destination villages