Kharanaq is an almost deserted village located 70km north of Yazd on a hill overlooking a valley cultivated with artificial irrigation. The village is over 1000 years old and the area has been inhabited for more than 4000 years. The major attraction of Kharanaq are the ruins of a mud brick castle or citadel, which consists of a number of buildings and other structure in a very bad restoration state. Walking along the structures is dangerous, as the roofs of the buildings might collapse. The shaking minaret and a caravanserai have been renovated.

01 Castle 02 Castle passage 03 Narrow alley between mud brick walls in the castle 04 Castle 05 View of castle and valley
06 Mud brick castle ruins 07 Shaking minaret 08 Shaking minaret 09 View from above of the castle ruins
10 View of castle and valley 11 Castle ruins 12 Castle ruins 13 Caravanserai
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