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Ali Sadr Cave, Hamadan

Categories: Caves, Nature & Parks
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4.6/5 based on 95+ reviews on the web
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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  • I am not a big fan of caves, I think that once you saw one, the rest are the same. This one is impressive because of its size and that you have a boat trip in the cave. However, stalactites are more i...  read more »
  • This is apparently the longest underground cave tour in the world. Part pedal boat, part walking, this is a fascinating visit (although fairly expensive by Iranian standards). 
  • Perfect natural site. It is a wonderful and beautiful trip to underground!!! There are two ways for visiting the cave. We selected the big way. It was more wonderful. 
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