Katalekhor Cave

Katalekhor Cave, Zanjan: Address, Katalekhor Cave Reviews: 5/5

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9 reviews
Very good

Shiraz, Iran308 contributions
Marvelous Attraction in Western Iran
Jun 2019
Katale Khor is one of the most beautiful and unique caves in the world which is located 150 km from Zanjan and near Garmab. The locals called this hidden paradise “Katale Khor” which means “mount of sun”. The cave dates back to Jurassic period (about 120 million years ago) and it had a lot of natural and artificial changes over the years.
The structure of this cave is amazing in its kind; it has numerous layers, several underground tunnels, ancient fossils and pure limes that have been created all along million years.
Written January 19, 2020
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Arash R
46 contributions
Amasing underground nature
Jun 2019 • Couples
This cave show you a great and amasing underground nature. I recomended to visit there and see the beuties of the lower layers of the earth.
Written June 12, 2019
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7 contributions
Jul 2018 • Couples
It is very intresting cave. my wife and I went there and really shocked. I suggest to everyone that go and visit this cave.
Written July 27, 2018
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Diana S
9 contributions
The best cave
Jun 2018 • Family
I love katalekhor cave alot its very beautiful place for visit it has many qandill inside it and they are in different shapes and inside the cave is very cold and you should wear a warm cloth the qandils are very beautiful and you like see them for hours.
Written June 24, 2018
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amirhossein f
Tehran, Iran860 contributions
Katalekhor Cave
Apr 2018 • Couples
Kutalokhor Cave is a dry-water cave located in Zanjan province, Khodabandeh, 80 km south of Khedar and 173 km north of Hamadan, 410 km from Tehran and 5 km from Garmab small town.

In some parts of western Iran, it is said to be low-lying mountains, and it is likely that the cave sign is due to the fact that the cave is located in one of these mountains and that the sun rises from behind and instead of the sun it is called " The Kataleh Khor Cave was discovered before the year 1300 and was registered in 1330 by a person named Jamali Zanjani.

Around the year 1343, the climbers' sun was exposed due to the length of the entrance corridor and the shortage of its ceiling and the traffic problems and the lack of attractions. However, in 1365 a group of cabrioleists from Hamedan visited a large cave and managed to form the cave Related to the Jurassic era.

(That is, more than 120 million years ago), the building is located below the Koht Chork and downstream of the crater of the Rudshur, which is located at the lower parts of the Gozlouzan. The cave is formed in a rectangular area of ​​1500 × 2000.

In place, the mechanical weathering function and internal forces together have created a number of cracks or cross faults in the interior space of the space and, due to the provision of other conditions, the cave production process has begun.

The cave consists of three floors, with its sub-tunnels, slouches and aclactamites, and many columns on the main passageways. The cone hinged from the ceilings has various colors due to impurities, and they The compounds do not have or do not come in the form of crystal clear glass.

Kutal Khour Cave is a limestone cave that is visible in some places in clay and soils containing iron oxide. This cave is about the same age as Alisadr Cave in Hamadan. Of course, these two caves differ from two directions.

One is that the cave of al-Assadr in Hamedan is completely cavernous, but the cave of Kotaleh Kord Zanjan is almost dry. Secondly, the cemetery lime is much purer than the lime of Alisadr Cave, which is a factor in the cave's beauty, because the pureness of the lime causes them to be transparent, and thus the light passes through the candles.

The mouth of the cave is at an altitude of 1700 meters above sea level, and its height difference is 50 meters from the height of the eye that drains the freshwater from the cave and flows into the river.

The entrance of the cave is a 4000-meter wide corridor with a short roof without a stone cave and a few atrioventricles, followed by an atrium of a 950 meter wide corridor with elevations of 2 meters in height and dry pits, which continues with a plunger of 50 meters, and after Crossing a hill to a large courtyard covered with abstracts and abbreviations and pillars. Inside the small crystalline hall, which encloses the columns of columns, a well is 8 meters deep, which is likely to be the outlet of the cavernous forgeries.

At present, the cave is divided into three cultural, recreational and sports divisions. Its sports section is only used by cavers and climbers, it is about 4 km, though its end has not yet been discovered.
The cave section, also used for general public use, is about 2 km straight, which is said to be just 1.3% of the entire cave.

The cultural section of the cave is located in the southern part of the city. The main part is a natural passageway used to hold various ceremonies. Of course, these corridors have no way out and the way out is artificial, but the hall itself is completely natural.
Written April 30, 2018
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Bremgarten, Switzerland15 contributions
definetly worth going!
Dec 2017 • Couples
the cave is hard to reach, but if you have enough time just try to go there. there are a lot of interesting figures to discover, very colourful places and a nice old men who with a lot of knowledge.
Written January 1, 2018
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mahdi g
6 contributions
Fantastic and great cave
May 2017 • Family
Katalekhor Cave is located at South- East of Zanjan city ( the center of Zanjan province ) with about 145 km distance but, you need to 2 hours ( at least ) for reaching to it. There are two possible route for going there from Zanjan.
1. Gheidar route
2 . Bijar route
It is important to know that the Gheiar route is really better than other one. However in Gheidar route you can visit the Soltaniyeh Dom ( the highest brick Dom of the world ). In this route you have to pass the Gheidar ( Khodabandeh ) city , so you can prepare what you need. Of course there are some restaurants and small coffee shops at Garmab town and beside the cave.
Don't forget that cave is open from 8 pm till to 4 am for visiting and you need at least 1 hour to do this. I think describing of cave is impossible and you have to visit it's beauty's.
Notice that inside the cave is cool and my suggestion is that to get a sweater for yourself.
Written September 7, 2017
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