Shah Abbasi Caravansary is a road side inn, located in Meybod, Yazd. Caravanserai’s supported the flow of commerce, information, and people across the network of trade routes covering Asia, North Africa, and south-eastern Europe, especially along the Silk Road. Caravansary Complex of Meybod, House of Courier or Post Museum and Ice house remind the importance of this city in the past. Constructing these buildings was a great help to get on life in the harsh situations of the desert.
It is one of the important Safavid period Caravanserais. It is very important in case of architecture, placing and interior design. It is based on a rectangular plan with a yard – Centered design. It is made of brick with four veranda method. The building is made up of covered passageways, exterior verandas, vestibule, central yard and one hundred rooms. The yard has 24 chambers that today are used as handicraft workshops or handicraft shops.
Located close to Meybod’s Safavid Shah Abbasi Caravansary, the Ice House is a mud brick structure consisting of an ice pool, tank and a yellow-coloured conical dome. The Ice House is one of the traditional structures that enabled human adaptation to desert life.