Twin Icehouses of Sirjan, which are considered as the most unique twin icehouses, are located at the west of Kerman province, in Sirjan. These icehouses or natural ice-reservoirs have the potential to attract many tourists.
This monument was registered in the list of Iran’s national heritage on June 8, 2005 (Registration number: 11875)
How did ice production proccess in these ice-houses?
So in the cold winter time, they would fill the small pools next to these ice-houses with water and let it to freeze.
Once it was frozen, they would cut them in pieces and carry it to the ice-house, which was built in a way to isolate the warm and cold weather transmission. After laying one layer of ice in these ice-houses, they would cover it with straw and put the next layer on top of it, to make it easier to separate when they need to use it.
And usually in the bottom floor of ice house, they used to have drainage to drain melted ice’s water away from the bottom, so it doesn’t lead to more ice to be melting.
Once summer was arrived they would open the doors of these ice-houses for public to sell the ice for the families or people who might need ice to use.