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Ali Sadr Cave, Hamadan

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#1 of 39 in Nature in Iran
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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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  • Ali and some caves to visit in early may Hamadan Highlands still chilly was time. Why was the wait time was only a little holiday Friday. Here is the world's largest water cave? From the parking lot cave entrance is lined with souvenir shops in the path to the building. Ticket booth is on the way to the right the fee for foreigners written Ticket Price 370000 real (¥ 1100). What price have fallen more than rates were checked in off-season is from. Many chairs placed in the building. Boat with life jackets, and a few minutes walk from the gate. Here chairs without et. and the multicoloured crowds of the summer. Underground lake of crystal clear water feet first rowing pulling boats or boats to go 10 minutes and from there follow the route climbing stairs and slopes descend of caving. In exploring mood walked in about an hour. It was well lit places on colorful stalactites. Similarly to return back in the boat. Underground lake boating is a fun attraction, family and friend Iran was so good doo. Spacious on-site restaurant can relax on tatami units.
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  • We reached Ali Sadr caves by evening. As we walked inside we were given life jackets. We had to walk a bit on the way created. Though the light was dim but it gives a natural feel. Boating was great w...  more »
  • I haven't been to many caves, but i must say i was amazed. Especially by its size!!! And the facilities were quite good. So one doesn't need any equipment or anything. And despite being told that it m...  more »

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Hamadan offers relatively few places to stay, with just a handful of hotels, hostels, and guesthouses distributed throughout the city's concentrically arranged areas. Most options fall between mid-range and budget, offering simple rooms and a humble set of amenities. You may need to temper expectations when it comes to bathroom arrangements and customer service. Since attractions also lie in different parts of the city, no one location offers a particularly advantageous position for sightseeing, as long as you're within the larger ring road.
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