This city is located 50 km
northwest of Yazd on Tehran-Bandar Abbass Highway and
South Tehran railroad bypasses it.
part of the land within the township is allocated to
pomegranate agriculture, while the lands beyond the
township limits are used for pistachio, grains, and cotton
cultivation and summer crops plantations.
is among the few cities, which long ago began, using a
cleverly designed drop irrigation system by making use of
A legend has it that Meibod was established during the
reign of Iranian mythological king, Kiyumars, and that the
first human beings who arrived in Meibod, came via the
sea. The city’s architectural texture, though
considerably altered throughout the centuries, offers a
rare example of ancient Iranian cities. There are still
lots of historical relics and features of the historical
past of the city including parts of ancient routes and
buildings related to them (like the couriers’
Kohan Dej and Sharestan are two of the fortifications
built around Meibod in ancient times.
Yaqut Hamavi, the famous traveler of the 13th
century, has described Meibod as “a city like fortified
Castle”. Also, traces of the ancient city of Meibod and
some of its buildings may still be visited today.