Tourism Services Yazd, the first recorded ancient city by UNESCO in Iran

History:
The province has a history of over 3,000 years, dating back to the time of the Median Empire, when it was known as 'Ysatis' (or 'Issatis'). The present province name has however been derived from Yazdgerd I, a Sassanid ruler. The province was definitely a Zoroastrian centre during Sassanid times. After the Arab Islamic conquest of Persia, people periodically faced extreme religious oppression including forced conversions, massacres, harassment, and other forms of discrimination, and then many fled to Yazd from neighboring provinces. By paying a levy, Yazd remained Zoroastrian even after its conquest, and Islam only gradually became the dominant religion in the province.
  
Handcrafts:
Yazd is one of Iran's industrial centers for textiles. There is also a considerable ceramics and construction materials industry and unique confectionery and jeweler industries. A significant portion of the population is also employed in other industries including agriculture, dairy, metal works and machine manufacturing. There are a number of companies involved in the growing information technology industry, mainly manufacturing primary materials such as cables and connectors. Currently Yazd is the home of the largest manufacturer of fibre optics in Iran.
  
Cuisine
Yazd's confectioneries have a tremendous following throughout Iran, which has been a source of tourism for the city. Workshops (experts or khalifehs) keep their recipes a guarded secret and there are many that have remained a private family business for many generations. Baghlava, ghotab and pashmak are the most popular sweets made in the city.