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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  • highly recommended to visit this marvelous cave in your trip to Iran . Iran eco tourism is under estimated by the historical attractions . believe me , give a chance to this cave and it will change yo...  more »
  • No word can express the beauty of Ali Sadr's cave.This cave is very big and beautiful.Apparently the world's largest water cave.Its end is still unknown.You will surely experience such a beautiful pla...  more »
  • A big cave for visitors , Cheap ticket , It takes about an hour to visit , The temperature of the cave is about 16 degrees  more »
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