MOAYEDI ICE HOUSE

  • Address : Kamyab St., Kerman, Kerman Province
  • Hours Open : 24/7
  • Entrance Fee : Free
  • Historical Period : Safavid
Moayedi Ice House, Kerman
Moayedi Ice House, Kerman
Moayedi Ice House, Kerman
Moayedi Ice House, Kerman
Moayedi Ice House, Kerman
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Moayedi Ice House is a Safavid water reservoir and ice house, which used to provide drinking water and ice for the people of Kerman. This adobe structure has been built to preserve ice during scorching desert summers. The ice house has 12-meter walls, behind which there are surfaces where water was frozen into ice during the winter. When the thickness of the ice reached 40 centimeters, it would be cut into smaller blocks and stored inside the ice vault. The ice vault has a round plan and a conical dome built so that its tip absorbed the least amount of sun. In the olden days vendors sold Faloudeh (a traditional desert with ice noodles) next to this ice house and it was a popular hangout spot for the people of the city. Moayedi Icehouse was registered as a National Heritage Site in year 2000.

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