Ali Sadr Cave, Hamadan

4.6
#1 of 41 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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  • 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 »
  • Great experience. Dont forget to ask for the time that you can enter the cave; otherwise you may have to wait upto 3 hours. There are 2 routes in the cave with 2 different prices. We took the complete...  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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