Abarkuh is a small town on the border between the Iranian provinces of Pars and Yazd. The town is placed as being in Pars on many maps while many writers place it within Yazd province, the main township of Abarkuh district. It sits at an altitude of 1509 metres (4954 feet) and is some 140 kilometres (87 miles) to the west of the city of Yazd, and about 300 km north-east of Shiraz, on the main road that connects Yazd to Shiraz via Persepolis.