Iran is a weird land with many natural wonders like high mountains, deserts, caves and etc. About 1200 caves have been discovered in Iran until today. Some of these caves have been home to first men and they sheltered in them from rain, wild animals or any threat in nature.
Today, caving is getting popular among athletes and adventurers in Iran and many foreign athletes travel to Iran for having a caving experience in this country. Some famous caves of Iran are introduced in the following:
“Rood afshan”: This cave is located near Tehran and it is reachable by an hour of climbing to the top of a mountain. The caving route in "Rood afshan" is about 800 meters. The drops of water have created many beautiful anticline and synclines. According to pieces of potteries discovered in this cave, we can come to conclusion that "Rood afshan" cave has been home to first men.
|Stalactites and stalagmites of "Ghoori Ghale" cave.|
“Kataleh Khor”: This one is an enormous cave in 3 floors! "Kataleh Khor" is located in the west of Iran, between Zanjan and Hamedan. An interesting fact about this cave is that it ends in Alisadr cave which is a big one in Hamedan! It is said that this cave actually has seven floors but three floors have been explored so far. The cavers can go about 4 kilometers through this cave.
|Beautiful "Katale Khor" cave.|
“Chama”: it is an ice cave in Chahar Mahal province (west of Iran) which looks like a canyon full of piled snow and ice, with a fabulous ice ceiling. The ice layers go thin during summer and a spring flows under the ice which is a great water source in the area. Being located in deep valleys and so much snow being piled during years have led to permanent ice cressets that are extremely beautiful.
|The stunning "Chama" cave in Western Iran.|
“Parau”: this is located on a high mountain (3000 meters high) in Kermanshah province and it is 751 meters deep and 1500 meters long! Parau has been a very challenging cave for cavers all over the world.
|caving in breathtaking "Parau" cave.|
There are many more caves in Iran like “Namak cave” (Salt cave) in Qeshm Island, “Danial cave” in Mazandaran, sahoulan and Alisadr in the west, and etc. Each of these caves has a unique feature that makes it a wonderful and exciting place for adventurers and nature lovers.
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