Zanjan

Katale Khor Cave

 

The thirty-years-old seven-story picturesque cave is located 165 km south of Zanjan.It is 105 kms from Ali Sadr cave in the neighboring Hamdan province, which has given rise to conjectures that these two are connected.

 

 

Katale Khor, which literary means the place where the Sun rises, is decorated by stunning and colorful stalagmites and stalactites of varying sizes and shapes, and shows signs of being inhabited by stone-age human beings and mysterious extinct animals.

 

 

Currently, a few kms of the cave is open to the visitors. It is about 2 hour drive from Zanjan, and the visit can take two hours.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writer : Sahar Abelehkoub

 

 

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