Abarkooh is divided into two districts: centeral district and Bahman district. The important villages of Abarkooh are: Tirjerd, FarAgheh, TirAbAd and EsfandAbAd.
The name of the town has been going through changes. Since it has been built by the edge of the mountain, the name has been “Bare Kooh” which in Persian means “by the mountain”. For simplicity, people then change the name to “Abarkooh”. Its official name is now Abarkooh but it has in the past been called Abarqu, Abarghoo, Abarkooyeh, Abarghooyeh, Dare Kooh and Barghooh.
There are some writings about Abarkooh but I have not yet found a very solid comprehensive one. The are scattered writings which will use later to complete this. There is a book called “ShenAkhte Abarkooh va Ghedmate An” or “Learning about Abarkooh and its History”. It is mentioned in that book that the history of the city of Abarkooh is even dated before the formation of the ancient city of Yazd.
There are many historical sites in the city which is a proof of its civilization and history. One of the most famous things in Abarkooh which attracts many tourists is the old cypress tree which is said to be over 4000 years old (according to a Russian expert). A Japanese scientist has put the age of the tree as old as 8000 years. The height of the tree is about 28 meter.
Other historical locations are:
* Adobe Icehouse
* AghAzAdeh Mansion
* Aali Dome
* Bibi SArA KhAtoon
* Biroon Mosque
* EmAmzade Ahmad Mausoleum
* Jame’e Mosque
* MardomshenAsi (Human Study) Museum
* NezAmiye Mosque
* Pir e Seddigh Tomb
* RabAt Fortress
* Seyedoon Dome
* ShahrAsb Fortress
* Solat Mansion
My dear friends.......In below, you can see the photos of the oldest Cypress tree in the world, which located in Abarkooh.......a 4000 years old tree.......the oldest living creature in the world