The Ali-Sadr Cave is the world’s longest and largest water cave which attracts thousands of visitors every year.
It is located in Ali-Sadr village, about 100 kilometers north of Hamadan, western Iran. Because of the cave’s proximity to large cities such as Hamadan, it is a highly recommended destination for tourists from all corners of the world.
The cave walls can extend up to 40 meters high, and it contains several large, deep lakes. The cave has a river flowing through it and most travel through the cave system is done by boat. More than 11 kilometers of the cave’s water canals have been discovered so far. Some routes are 10 to 11 kilometers long and all lead to “The Island”, a centrally located large atrium.
It’s believed that this cave is 70 millions years old but it rediscovered in 1978 when a local shepherd followed the tunnel searching for water. You have to take boat rides inside the cave to see beautiful stalactites and stalagmites. You’ll be surprised by the beauty of the cave because you’ll see breathtaking sceneries! This boat ride takes about two hours! Inside the cave there is a Café, where you can drink tea or coffee….