Shish Badgiri Ab Anbar (Six Wind Catcher) - Yazd, Iran (Persia)

The Water Reservoir of 6 Wind Tower is one of the most popular tourist attractions of Yazd province. This Water Reservoirs was made in the Qajar Era. It is located in the Tappeh neighborhood of Yazd, and has two doors, one on its northern side and the other on its southern side. The Faucet of the Southern door is reachable through 55 stairs. The capacity of the water Reservoir’s circular tank is about 2000 cubic meter. The tank is roofed with a beautiful dome that has six Wind Catcher.

The towers are made in an octagonal shape and each are 10 meter tall. Half of the Wind Catchers were made first, when the water reservoirs itself was made, but the other half were added later, when the water reservoir was restored and repaired. They were made with precise mathematical calculation, considering the climate, speed, and the direction of wind to have the most efficiency. The six wind-towers of the water reservoir cooled the water and helped residents to have access to cool water even in the hottest time of the year.