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Going on the views of travelers the most fascinating Zoroastrian site is the Tower of Silence known as Gur Dakhmeh among the locals. Tower of Silence is located outside the city and rises from the desert landscape on a hill; until as recently as the 1960s the bodies of Zoroastrians were left in the tower’s central holes for scavenging birds. There are also abandoned Zoroastrian buildings at the base of the hills.