Natural Refrigerator in Naran, Pakistan

Posted on September 22, 2007
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We have discussed about tourism trips to Kaghan-Naran valleys at ATP before. Recently, my friend Shoukat Raza sent me this captivating photo from Naran, Pakistan. A road side drinks seller near Naran has carved out this refrigerator from a natural glacier.

Photo Credits: Shoukat Raza

17 Comments on “Natural Refrigerator in Naran, Pakistan”

  1. Akif Nizam says:
    September 22nd, 2007 11:17 am

    ….that’s hilarious…..and very creative !

  2. September 22nd, 2007 11:59 am

    :)… this has instantly become my favourite refrigerator in the whole world… creative and efficient.

  3. MB says:
    September 22nd, 2007 12:01 pm

    Creativity stops at Pak-Land

  4. Sharuk says:
    September 22nd, 2007 2:36 pm

    Very Green – Environment Friendly Fridge
    I just wonder that if someone has filed a patent for this green machine? ;-)

  5. saadullah says:
    September 22nd, 2007 3:19 pm

    Love it… necessity is the mother of invention…. Having been to Naran, I can tell you that the mazza of an ice cold drink up inteh mountains is a great treat!

  6. saadullah says:
    September 22nd, 2007 3:20 pm

    By the way, this is a very Pakistani thing to do. Like putting tarbooz (water mellons) in the river to cool before eating them!

  7. Indscribe says:
    September 22nd, 2007 3:22 pm

    Qadrati-Nizaam-e-Tahaffuz-e-Ashyaa-e-Khurdani aur insaanii iKhtiraa dekh kar tabiyat baaGh baaGh ho gayi.

    Really great photograph.

  8. Salma Khan says:
    September 22nd, 2007 9:34 pm

    Very Creative…

  9. OS says:
    September 23rd, 2007 12:34 am

    man …..
    they must LOVE mountain dew up there …..
    …..
    ….
    ….
    can i come ?

  10. ali m.m. khan says:
    September 23rd, 2007 7:21 am

    im hope he can and others who visit there can also find a natural disposal of the items on sale….teh north which i love is littered with plastic bags, bottles and other debri…..

  11. Rafay Kashmiri says:
    September 24th, 2007 8:44 am

    In the north of Pakistan it is very normal to find intellegent solutions which can be sometimes very surprising for others as they imagine that in the north people are less clever, the world has witnessed the survival capacity of Azad Kashmiris, it is indeed beyond our imaginations.

  12. Tina says:
    September 24th, 2007 8:55 am

    Cool.

    In both senses.

  13. Aamir Ali says:
    September 24th, 2007 12:26 pm

    nice photo, I remember seeing this on my trips to Naran and Swat about 10 years ago. Another tactic is to keep the bottles in a basket in the cold running streams, then take them out and give them to customer!

  14. HASSAN' says:
    September 24th, 2007 11:49 pm

    Wow. Another Pakistani JUGAR ;)

  15. Shani says:
    September 25th, 2007 12:31 pm

    Wow. Very interesting post…

  16. Ayaz Siddiqui says:
    April 6th, 2008 4:00 pm

    about 10 years, I ate strawberries which were kept in the cold running water of River swat. I have yet to eat a better strawberry.

  17. Hiba says:
    October 9th, 2008 2:11 am

    I remember going to Quetta for a holiday with my family and we went to Huna and Otak lakes…I don’t think I’ve spelled those right…but anyway we took mangoes with us and cooled them in the flowing ice-cold water in the lakes there. They got so cold like better than from the refrigerator :)

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