Alisadr is the only aquatic cave in Iran, linked to the Jurassic period (the second geological period). Forming one of the wonders of the country with its seemingly endless labyrinths, it is located in the town of Alisadr, in the province of Hamadan. It is worth mentioning that the Alisadr cave is the largest water cave in the world.
This incredible cave is located at an altitude of 1980 meters on Mount Zagros. The cave was discovered by a team of Hamadan mountaineers and cavers in 1962 and 1963. The cave area consists of many winding corridors and a large lake, created by several streams, barely observable in cave circuits that take place in pedal boats. The lake water is clean and clear, but not drinkable due to the presence of abundant limestone salt in the water.
The ceiling, which in some parts reaches a height of 10 meters above the water level, is covered with pure calcium carbonate and in some places it is mixed with other elements. Along the way we can see stalactites and stalagmites, rocks and sculptures with strange shapes and similar to animals. The view inside the cave is truly unique and the climate is cool in summer and pleasant in winter.
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