Watermills of Yazd, some of them very old, are a
worthwhile site to visit. The most important part of these
mills is their shaft, which is designed and built in the
shape of an incomplete and upside-down cone in such a way
that the water restored in it makes the millstone’s
flaps rotate by passing through a small outlet.
millstone is made up of two round and hard pieces of
stone, one fixed and the other mobile. Wheat or barley is
led towards the center of the stone through a small hole
and is ground to flour. The greater part of the watermill
is below the ground and what stands above the earth is
rather small, compared to the underground part, and is
made up of a few lighting vents and the entrance.
Siah, Bideh, Baqistan, Amiri, Bafrouieh (in Meibod),
Mazvar, Mehriz, Taft, Farashah and Ashkizar are among Yazd
Province’s famous watermills.