• info@weknowbritain.com

  • Call Us:+44 208 125 3002 - +44 77 8080 7781 - +98 920 080 7781 - +98 21 2842 7605 - +98 21 2842 7607

  • Time:24 h

Dowlat Abad garden

Dowlat Abad garden is a garden with green and lush trees that you can hear the sound of water flows under the blue sky, that takes all of you from your daily routine. This spectacular garden along with these beauties is also an amazing example of windproof, which has a global reputation.

 This garden has a long history, and its high windproof, has been standing since the time of Afsharid dynasty. Together we want to explore in Dowlat Abad garden to enchant the beauty of it. So stay with us in our Iran travel blog.

Dowlat Abad Garden is one of 9 Iranian gardens, which is registered in the UNESCO World Heritage List and has a worldwide reputation. 

It also has the world’s tallest windward, and is very valuable in Iranian architcture.

History of Dowlat abad Garden


In 1160 AH, simultaneously with the late Afsharid era, governor of Yazd, built a garden that was used as the residence of contemporary rulers in same time as Karim Khan Zand. Dowlat Abad garden has become famous as an eye-catching and today is considered as a valuable memorial from Afsharid and Zand periods.


Dowlat Abad Garden was located outside the fence of Yazd city, and the northern side of the garden led to a street full of trees. The number of these trees was such that they prevent seeing from outside into the garden and created a space for everyone in the garden out of any view from the outside. that street was also famous as a thousand trees.


With the expansion of the city during the Qajar period, this garden was connected to the four-minaret gate (one of the gates of Yazd) but was still outside the city limits. Over time, the city grew bigger and filled the urban context around it. During the Pahlavi era, with the expansion of construction in the countryside, buildings around the garden were located, and gradually the garden turned into a place in the center of Yazd.

Where is the Dowlat Abad water supply?


Water was the most important element for the construction of this garden, and for this reason at the beginning of the work and before the construction of the building, they built a 65-meter-long aqueduct to transfer water to Yazd and the current location of the Dowlat Abad garden.


Dowlat Abad historical aqueduct is one of the most important and longest aqueducts in Yazd, which has five disciplines and originates from Mehriz highlands. After digging the aqueduct and bringing the water to the garden, a government complex or a domicile was established there. Buildings, ponds, waterfalls, and pomegranate and grape trees one by one added to this space to create one of the most eye-catching works in an area of 70,000 square meters.


Dowlat Abad Aqueduct is the main source of water supply for Dowlat Abad garden, which played a vital role in its greenery and refreshing area. Today there is nothing left from the water of these aqueducts, and the water needed for the garden is only provided by a few wells.

Importance of water in Dowlat Abad garden


Water in the Dowlat Abad garden is displayed more than any other Iranian garden and is at all levels. In this garden, we see the water drowning and its re-eruption in different parts, which is only possible by using architectural rules.

Dowlat Abad garden working


This garden is considered as a settlement – governmental garden and consists of two parts:


* Outdoor gardens as a place for government ceremonies, sports events and city affairs


* Androni or inside gardens as Private & Residential part.


In this kind of gardens, the inside section was completely separate from other parts, and it even protected the concierge or the guard because it was the women residence place. In terms of structure, this Garden can be considered as a garden-yard, and it is considered as one of the Narenjestan Qavam and seven-man garden in Shiraz because the garden space is in the middle and the buildings are around it.

Inside Dowlat Abad garden


To enter the main building, there is a wooden door in front of you, with interesting carvings. When you enter the building you will see a lot of rooms, that in most of them a pool is located in the middle. The door of one of these rooms is decorated with colored glasses and opens to the courtyard and displays sunlight with color images.


In one of the rooms there is a long windproof that you can visit. One of the most important parts of this vestibule building is the part that called ‘Hashti” that in which the water and wind have comprise in the most attractive possible combination.


Inside this building there is a series of water-filled ponds that, with the combination of wind, cool air is transferred from below the winding to the halls and where king stays. That is why the building is called the summer mansion.


Outside part of Dowlat Abad garden consists of sections such as the entrance hall and gate, mirror hall, Tehran mansion, two markets and a public storage water. It has a tall wall of clay around the gardens, which has a watch out garden, and in the past was occupied by a guard to guard the garden and the surrounding area.


One of the beauty of this garden is the symmetry that is used in its architecture, part of its attraction due to the same designations of the design, in which all the designs are applied with a certain skill in proportion.


Be sure that your travel agency in Iran that you want to travel with, have this garden in their itinerary so you can visit watch one of Iran’s masterpieces of architecture.

Virtual Visit from Dowlat Abad garden:


More information about Dowlat Abad garden:


Address: Shahid Rajai Street – Dowlat Abad boulevard – Yazd – Iran


Access time: everyday 8:00 till 21:00


Weekend closure: –


Cost for foreign nationals: 150,000 IRR


Suggested visit time: about half an hour


Phone number: –



Nearest Tourist Attractions: Yazd water museum – Amir Chakhmaq complex – Water reservoir of six windproofs


Best time to visit: Spring – Autumn

Contact us

Address :

Head office:F4-524 Harrow Road , Westminister, London , United Kingdom

+44 208 125 3002


This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



Enter your email in the newsletter to be informed of the latest news on our site
Subscribe now