Cypress of Abarkuh
The Cypress of Abarkuh, also called the Zoroastrian Sarv, is a Cupressus sempervirens tree in Abarkuh in Yazd Province of Iran. It is protected by the Cultural Heritage Organization of Iran as a national natural monument and is indeed a major tourist attraction with a height of 25 meters and circumference of 18 meters. It is estimated to be over four thousand old and is likely the second-oldest living thing in Asia, after the 4,845 year old bristle cone pine (Pinus longaeva) in the Great Basin of California until 2013. Although not named or officiated, another bristle cone pine also in the Great Basin of California was announced to be 5,062-years-old.