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Address: Garmab, Iran

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Beautiful but little-visited show cave

This cave system is much less popular than Ali-Sadr Cave further south - which is a shame, given the extend and quality of the grottos. There is the (unfortunately expected... read more

Reviewed 19 June 2016
Aarhus, Denmark
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Aarhus, Denmark
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 19 June 2016

This cave system is much less popular than Ali-Sadr Cave further south - which is a shame, given the extend and quality of the grottos. There is the (unfortunately expected) coloured lightning, but even that cannot hide magnificence of the glacing-like stalactites. Getting there can be a bit complicated without a private car: Shared taxis might take you as far... More 

Thank a_appelt
Tehran, Iran
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 April 2016

Katale Khor is a cave located in Zanjan Province, Iran. It is situated 120 km south of Zanjan city and is about 410 km from Tehran. The name, Katale Khor, means "mount of the sun”. Geological studies in 1984 showed that the cave formation dates back to the Jurassic period. It is believed that the cave is connected to Ali... More 

Thank kaveh h
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 April 2016 via mobile

One of the most beautiful caves in Iran . Different from alisadr. Dry cave with 30 min walk to the end . Strange figures of stones . Lower temperature than outside in hot summer . You must try it

Thank rezaakk
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5 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2016 via mobile

This seven-story and thirty million year old Cave is located between Zanjan and Garmab town. 165kms from zanjan and 5 kms from Garmab . Khatale khor means the sun's position or from where the sun rises . The existence of nature's carvings through million years in the beautiful form of stalagmites and stalactites in the corridors and halls is showing... More 

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Houston, Texas
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Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

This cave has walking distance of/ about 3 kilo miter. Is very beautiful and has a history of 30 millions year. Every one for sure will enjoying it

Thank Marbah2014
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2008

Katalehkhor Cave is located in Zanjan Province in the North-west of Iran. You'll take a one-hour-and-a-half bus ride to this cave from Zanjan, the capital of Zanjan Province in Iran. It is believed this cave is around 40 million years old and 30 km long but visitors will only see 10 km of it. Visitors will see beautiful and picturesque... More 

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