Bricked ice storage of AbarKuh

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Bricked ice storage of AbarKuh

Bricked ice storage of AbarKuh
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This Yakhchal has conical shape, which is made of clay. and its height is 20 meters. The downward diameter is almost 10 meters, there is also a hole drilled in its floor to the depth of 2 to 3 m. About 100 years ago, when climate change was not drastic and the heavy snowfall was common, people gathered and stored the snow in these Yakhchals to use it in summer and spring.
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Rod F
Royal Wootton Bassett, UK2,057 contributions
The last thing I expected to see in a desert town!
Sep 2019
I had never heard of ice houses in Iran, so we were greatly surprised to see one in Abarqu. Of course, having seen one, we saw many more along our travels. They are beautiful, conical structures resembling bottle kilns used to fire ceramics, and you can enter this one. A true marvel.
Written February 24, 2020
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Ganje Hostel
Yazd, Iran8 contributions
wise architecture of a brick cone
Nov 2019 • Friends
when you are driving on Sourmagh-Yazd Rd a very high mud brick cone is easily visible, inviting you to have stop and see this old ice storage pit and wonder how wisely our ancient architects built such a simple structure to use the stored ice, made in cold winter, in hot summer.
Written January 15, 2020
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derakagency
Shiraz, Iran309 contributions
A marvelous simple structure
Sep 2019
Leaving Shiraz towards Yazd, en route, you will pass Abarkooh. visit the famous attractions of the city: Old cypress tree and Ice House. It is interesting to know how the process of water reservation was done previously.
Written January 13, 2020
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michael c
Stockholm, Sweden1,048 contributions
Worth a stop
Nov 2019
When traveling to Jazd from Shiraz you will most likely pass Abarkooh. You need to have a look at the Bricked ice house here. worthwhile indeed.
Written November 12, 2019
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Nazila N
Tehran, Iran63 contributions
A practice in Minimalism
May 2019 • Friends
This is a wonderful site to visit, it is such a fabulous simple sculptural and spatial space. The city is marvelous and it is wonderful to walk through the old part of it. The Cypress tree is close by and in general this is a city that will surpass everyone's expectations.
Written June 16, 2019
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RicherTrips
Monterrey, Mexico3,015 contributions
For a quick look
Mar 2018 • Family
On our way from Pasargarde to Yazd, in Fars area, we stumbled upon this anthill like building, commonly referred to as the Refrigerator. It was an ice storage of centuries ago. People collected ice from a passing canal during winter, and could use the ice up to May or June.
Although there´s not much to see inside, it´s really interesting knowing this buildings existed before the Christian Era
Written May 15, 2018
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aumkathleen
San Francisco104 contributions
incredible piece of engineering - worth a stop to see how they made ice centuries ago.
Apr 2018 • Friends
This town is a few hours from Shiraz and is worth a stop to see the ice storage house of Abarkuh and the 4500 old cypress tree in town. Enjoy a cup of coffee also at the charming Cofee Art Cafe, not far from the ice storage house.
Written April 30, 2018
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Ponuponas
Vilnius, Lithuania1,121 contributions
So strange ! Huge desert refrigerator !
Apr 2018 • Friends
So strange ! Huge desert refrigerator !
This is truly local inventions. Would love to see it full of ice
Written April 15, 2018
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jill-explore
Stavanger, Norway280 contributions
interesting spot
Nov 2017
its on the way fromm yazd to shiraz along the road we get down and check this old refrigerator. just amazed on how the people in earlier times store ice for summer.
Written March 4, 2018
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Touringpersia
Yazd Province, Iran244 contributions
Traditional Fridge!
Apr 2017 • Couples
As we were driving from Shiraz to Yazd, right at the entrance of the city of Abarkouh, we came up with a dazzling mud-brick cone which attracted our attention. It's a genius system invented to make ice in the middle of the desert, far away from the mountains and without having access to electricity.
It's a perfect place to stop for a short time to appreciate the masterpiece.
Written January 28, 2018
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