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A 4000-year-old Tree
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A 4000-year-old Tree

Sarv-e Abarkuh is a 4000-year-old cypress in Yazd Province, considered as one of the oldest creatures in the world.

Sarv-e Abarkuh is a Mediterranean cypress, considered as one of the oldest creatures in the world with 4000 years-old history. It is the World’s third oldest tree. The perimeter of its trunk is about 11.5 meters, and its height estimated 25-28 meters. Sarv-e Abarkuh is one of the national natural monument of Iran, which amazes a large number of tourists in Yazd Province.

 Sarv-e Abarkuh

  • History

    Cypress is an Iranian symbol; it was very prominent in ancient Iranian culture because it is an evergreen tree. Cypress has seen in the motifs of Iranian fabrics, known as Termeh. Moreover, you will see cypress in the petroglyphs and carvings in the Achaemenid in Persepolis.

 

  • Myths of Sarv-e Abarkuh

    • In Iranian myths, the planting of this tree is attributed to Zoroaster. They believe he reached Abarkuh in March and had planted the seed of cypress in this area, then promised the survival of this tree. Sarv-e Abarkuh is also known as the Tree of Zoroaster.
    • Some historians believe that Japheth, the son of Noah, the prophet, planted Sarv-e Abarkuh in this place after the flood of Noah.

 Sarv-e Abarkuh

    • What is the best time to go?

      Sarv-e Abarkuh is placed in a desert region with a hot summer. If you want to visit this old tree and enjoy your moments, suggest you travel in late September until late March.

 

  • Getting there?

    • Sarv-e Abarkuh is placed in Abarkuh, in the road of Yazd to Shiraz Highway, Yazd Province. You have to reach Yazd, then go through Eqlid to Yasuj road and get Abarkuh after two hours. Now go to the Sarv Square, turn right, and after 450 meters turn right again and see Sarv-e Abarkuh.
       
    • To reach Yazd city, you can use air travel, train, and bus as follows:
      • If you decide to have air travel to Yazd, here you can book a ticket for Tehran to Yazd flight. It takes about 16 minutes by car from Yazd International Airport to the city.
      • If you decide to travel to Yazd by train, here you can book a ticket for Tehran to Yazd train. It takes about 9 minutes by car from the Yazd Railway Station to the city.
      • If you decide to travel to Yazd by bus, here you can book a bus ticket and get information about Bus Timetable (Tehran to Yazd). It takes about 18 minutes by car from the Yazd Passenger Terminal to the city.

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