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Katalehkhor Cave of Zanjan

 

Katale khor is a cave located in Zanjan Province, Iran. It is situated at 120 km south of Zanjan city and 410 km away from Tehran. The name, Katale khor, means "mount of Sun". Geological studies in 1984 showed[who?] that the cave formation dates back to the Jurassic period. It is believed that the cave joins to Ali Sadr Cave in Hamadan province.The road from Zanjan to Khatalekhor cave passes Soltaniyeh, the biggest brick dome of the world.This cave was discovered about 90 years ago but it was registered by Ahmad Jamali.
Zanjan is known for its beautiful handcrafts such as knives, traditional sandals, called charoogh, and malileh, a handcraft made with silver wires. Zanjani artists make many things like various decorative dishes and their special covers as well as silver jewelry. In ancient times, Zanjan was known for its stainless and sharp knives. But this tradition is gradually becoming extinct by introduction of Chinese-made knives into the market which are far cheaper, more abundant and of course less artistic[citation needed]. Many villagers today are traditional carpet weavers, perhaps Zanjan's most popular handcraft. Zanjan's population boasts the highest level of happiness among the people of 30 other provinces in Iran, according to a detailed survey conducted by ISNA.
 

Katalehkhor Cave of Zanjan

 

Katale Khor cave is located about 400 km west of Tehran, Iran, near the city of Zanjan. The cave was scientifically studied at 1984 and due to the results, formation of the cave referred to the Jurassic period (about 120 million years ago). The cave mostly contains lime stalactites and stalagmites and huge halls and corridors, mainly dry. Three levels of the cave have been explored so far and it is anticipated that unexplored levels exceeds to four. Currently, there are two visiting routes inside the cave, a 2 km long straight route for public visit and a 4 km long sport route for professionals. This cave at entry stages was residence of ancient people so that bones of about 80 people are still preserved. This gallery presents a tiny part of nature excellence and glamour in the " KataleKhor Cave ".
 

Katalehkhor Cave of Zanjan

 

This cave is not only a longest but also the most beautiful cave of Iran given a cave phenomenones. Katale- Khor cave locates at Zanjan province and at 150km Zanjan city. Almost 3/000m from the route of this cave has been performed for building a floor and lighting and prepared for visiting the public. Despite three floors from this cave has been discovered and also from perspective of the longitude the much area of cave has been identified, but there are the undiscovered parts and routes in this cove yet. Kinds of stalagmite and stalactite as simple and composite, fungal-shaped, kinds of lime columns, colloform sediments, strip – shaped relief , lime masses as imaginary pictures, natural volumes similar to animals and other beautiful cave phenomenon s are an observable in this cave. The residence and catering possibilities around cave and it’s access road have a desired quality.
 

Katalehkhor Cave of Zanjan

 

Katalehkhor Cave of Zanjan

 

Katalehkhor Cave of Zanjan

 

Katalehkhor Cave of Zanjan

 

Katalehkhor Cave of Zanjan

 

Katalehkhor Cave of Zanjan

 

Katalehkhor Cave of Zanjan

 

Geocoding: 35°50′8″N,48°9′42″E

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