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.

With regard to the rich natural, historical, and cultural-religious attractions and its privileged geographical situation including the Silk Road and Velayat Road, the province of Yazd is one of the most important civilizational-cultural foci of Iran. Among the tangible and non-tangible, cultural-historic attractions of the land of qanat, God worship, and contentment, Yazd, we can refer to deserts, unique countrysides, native architecture, historic textures and monuments, handicrafts and traditional arts, rich culture, traditional ways of living, and traditions of local societies.

The province of Yazd has always engaged in productive and industrial activities and the artisans of the province have always had a significant role in the production of necessary goods in the country. Hardworking, contentment, sympathy, and saving is in the essence of people from this desert province and made a rich culture of labor and production. All these in addition to experienced managers, higher education growth, rich mines, geographical situation in the center of the country, infrastructure facilities, and good services in road, railway, airport, energy, telecommunication, etc. have created appropriate circumstances for industrial development in the province

Performance indices of Yazd tourism section

Index

Unit

2014

Number of residential facilities

Unit

70

Number of 3 (or more)-star residential facilities

Unit

15

Residential facilities and room

Room

1539

Number of beds in residential facilities

Bed

3869

Internal and foreign tourist attractions

Foreign

person

65000

Total roadside restaurants and service stations

Unit

79

Museum

The number of tourismarea

Village tourism

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21

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50