Ali Sadr Cave, Hamadan

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#1 of 86 in Nature in Iran
Get on a boat and ride the underground river that flows through Ali Sadr Cave--the biggest water cave on earth. The old engraving at the entrance suggests that the cave was first discovered in the sixth century BCE, only to be forgotten and found again in 1978 by a shepherd looking for a lost goat. The cave system features 11 km (6.8 mi) of chambers and hallways, several deep lakes, the roof covered in crystals and stalactites, as well as colorful stalagmites shaped like umbrellas and cauliflowers. The wall paintings of animals and hunting scenes near the exit and archeological findings indicate that prehistoric humans lived in the cave 12,000 years ago. Arrange to visit Ali Sadr Cave and other attractions in Hamadan using our Hamadan day trip planner .
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  • when you visit Iran and have the plan to go Hamadan I strongly suggest you visit Ali Sadr Cave. this will be best cave visit you ever had in your life.  more »
  • It was a really interesting and unique experience, the cave is so magnetic and beautiful inside! You can just say one word “WOW!”.  more »
  • Service Quality and welcoming is not likely. The cave is unique and unbelievable. Parking is a bit far from Cave. Much more efforts should be done for this location.  more »

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