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Karaftu Caves

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Karaftu Caves

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Iran-farazh wrote a review Dec 2019
Sanandaj, Iran76 contributions9 helpful votes
I would recommend this site to every visitors. There is two parts, one is made with hands through history and there is natural part. if you wants to visit both you may need almost one hour. I like the natural parts more. You have to climb a several stairs, go through dusty routs, wet routs and sometimes narrow ones so remember to wear a suitable shoes and dresses. There is electricity inside the cave but it is good to have a headlamp also. It's located on a high altitude lands(about 2000 meters high above see levels) compare to it's surrounding areas, so it is always colder. And remember to bring a camera, you may find a very nice subjects and photos there.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Asra wrote a review Nov 2019
Sanandaj, Iran116 contributions304 helpful votes
KARAFTU If you are intrested in historical sites don't forget to visit Karaftoo cave in kurdistan province. Karafto Caves is located in a castle by the same name between Divandareh and Saqez, north of the Kurdistan Province. Karaftu Cave is an aggregation of natural beauties and the exploits of previous humans to master nature and live better and securer. The Karaftu Cave is undoubtedly one of the most enchanting tourist attractions in the west of the country, which the ancient Iranians created without any advanced tools. Spring is the best time of year to visit the Karaftu Cave. Due to the Karaftu Cave is located in one of the snowy areas of Kurdistan province, it may not be a good idea to visit it in winter. The distance between Tehran to Karaftu Cave is about 550 kilometers and takes about 7 hours. You can get there via Karaj-Qazvin, Zanjan-Bijar roads.
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Date of experience: March 2019
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BRaissiyan wrote a review Jun 2019
Tehran, Iran300 contributions149 helpful votes
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A natural amazing and mysterious cave, invaded with human communities and partly carved and converted to a settlement and a perfectly defended Castel since ancient times. There have been evidences of pre-historic lives, pre Islam (ancient Persian) era and after Islam. The cave in its three floors accommodated a sizable society in a vast time spam. The renovation activities are well designed, but information for tourists are not adequate. There is a chance to see thousands of birds (mostly swallows) nested on the cave walls, and also bats occasionally. Views from the cave windows are also amazing.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Persia Travelin... C wrote a review Jan 2019
Shiraz, Iran18 contributions3 helpful votes
I have been visiting this cave and enjoyed its man-made sides, Highly recommended to those who are looking for visiting somewhere unique
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Date of experience: November 2018
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amirhossein f wrote a review Apr 2018
Tehran, Iran860 contributions197 helpful votes
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Karaftu Cave is located 60 km from the north of Divandareh and near the village of Yozh Bashkandi Kandy and is one of the most attractive tourist destinations in the province. Karaftu Cave is a natural and calcareous cave that has been changed in different times for use and residence, and the main feature of the cave is its rocky architecture, which is dug in four floors in the heart of the mountain. There are Greek scripts on the head in one of the third floor rooms, which counts from the cave as the Temple of Heracles. In the architecture of this cave, in addition to creating rooms and passageways, the rooms have been interconnected and light gates have been embedded outward, and on the walls of the cave in some rooms, an abstract painting of animals, man and carvings Has been. Carthage Cave is one of the most remarkable works of the past. This cave is located above a mountain. Karaftu Cave is partly built by nature and partly by man. This cave has many gardens in you and handmade rooms in several floors.
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Date of experience: April 2018
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