Isfahan, the city of arts and history of Iran is located in the central part of Iran and it is one of the main tourist destinations. The city is known among Iranian as the Pattern of World or Half of the World for its artistic beauty and for being a centre of handicrafts and art. Isfahan is registered as World Creative City in craft and folk art due to diversity of handicrafts.
very well known for its Zoroastrian fire temples, ab anbars (cisterns), qanats (underground channels), yakhchals (coolers), Persian handicrafts, handwoven cloth (Persian termeh), silk weaving, Persian Cotton Candy, and its time-honored confectioneries.
The name is derived from Yazdegerd I, a Sassanid ruler of Persia. The city was definitely a Zoroastrian center during Sassanid times. The word yazd means God. After the Arab conquest of Iran, many Zoroastrians migrated to Yazd from neighboring provinces. By paying a levy, Yazd was allowed to remain Zoroastrian