Yakkchal Moayedi

Southeastern Iran

This Safavid-era ice house has preserved not just the stepped, conical adobe dome but also the tall mud walls that created winter shade over what would have been shallow ice-making pools. When frozen, chunks of ice would be stacked between layers of straw deep within the yakkchal (ice pit) for use in warmer months.

The interior is now used as a children's library and activity centre, so is not generally accessible.

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