Ice House Or Maybe when you hear the word icehouse “Ice Pit or Yakhchal” sounds weird, that is why you should read this article to get the better idea of icehouses and their functions. The icehouses are very interesting samples of simple old structures, which were constructed to store ice in all seasons especially summer. The method of providing ice was as follow; during the cold nights, the water would be led from river to ponds until a thick, compact, and layered ice formed in the ice caverns. Even there would be a waterway for the melted ices in order to get the water out of the pit. With the construction of these icehouses, not only people faced with less difficulty in summer, but also for other seasons of the year and in times of droughts, water supplies were available. For instance, in Iran the most of the cities located in barren lands have some icehouses. Are you planning to travel to Iran ? Are you enthusiastic to see these icehouses ? All you need is to contact us for arrangement of a tour to these creative system of old era.