Alisadr Cave

Date of Submission: 09/08/2007
Criteria: (vii)(viii)(ix)
Category: Natural
Submitted by:
Iranian Cultural Heritage, Handicrafts and Tourism Organization
State, Province or Region:
Hamedan Province
Coordinates: N35 18 20 E48 17 52
Ref.: 5220
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Description

Alisadr cave has too many water halls and wide variety of beautiful features such as stalactites, stalagmites and carst deposits with various forms. This with about 2400 M in cave boating is the biggest cave in the world from this respect. This cave has a lasting exploitation and protection management system.

Statements of authenticity and/or integrity

The original natural factors such as dissolution, erosion, settlement are of influence. Outside the main part of the cave the exploitation facilities have been used in away they will leave no negative influence on its natural appearance. The whole collection of the features in the cave can be visited in an end to end circle and that characteristic of accumulation and concentration of features is clearly observable.

Comparison with other similar properties

The longest and the biggest water cave in the world (from the point of the boating course inside the cave).