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Ali Sadr Cave, Hamadan

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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. Take a look at our Hamadan itinerary planner to schedule your visit to Ali Sadr Cave and learn about what else to see and do during your holiday.
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  • The cave was truly spectacular. Boat ride was run and also was great to walk around the cave. Ceiling looks spectacular. I would defiantly recommend going here when in Hamadan. Well worth the ticket p...  more »
  • Í really recommend to visit this cave it is a really great experience of boat ride. Inside the cave the weather is colder and it is dark 
  • The cave of Ali Sadr cave is water in 100 km north of the town of Hamedan. In a cave a few Lakes of various sizes, interconnected tunnels. Depth is 17 meters, and the height of the arches of the cave is 15 meters above the water surface. The water in the cave clean and clear. We traveled through the cavern in boats that were towed catamaran. Very nicely. Visit necessarily.
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