24 April 2019 - 14:26
world's largest water cave in Iran

Ali Sadr cave which is the world's largest water cave, sometimes called Ali Saad (meaning dam) or Ali Saard (meaning cold); It is located about 100 kilometers north of Hamedan, in a village with the same name.

Iran (IMNA) - The  formation of the cave dates back to the Jurassic period (about 136-190 million years ago), second geological period. According to the evidence inside the cave, primitive people inhabited there; the scenes of animals, hunting, and bow and arrow depicted on the walls indicate the fact.

In the past, local people used its water for daily consumption, and had no idea for tourism purposes. Some mountaineers and cavers explored it in 1963, with the help of native residents to the region.

The cave walls are up to 40 meters high, and there are several large and deep lakes inside. A river flows through the cave, and visitors go through the passages and chambers by boats. The water in the cave comes from rainfall and underground springs that outflows from the wall and ceiling of the cave. The deepest part of water in this cave is about 14 meters and such clear that you can see the depth of 10 meters easily.

The water is also colorless and odorless but not drinkable due to the existence of different calcareous salt. It is interesting to know that there are no living creatures inside. Let's see how beautiful the cave is!

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