Zanjan

Kataleh Khor Cave

Kataleh Khor or Katale Khor or Katalekhor is a 10-kilometer cave located 165 kilometers southwest of Zanjan. The cave was discovered by hikers in 1952. Geological research has found that the cave dates back to the Paleozoic era and is believed to be at least 30 million years old. The only way into the cave is through its 70-centimeter triangular entrance which is 11 meters above ground. The cave is covered in 30- to 40-meter stalagmite and stalactites which have created an interesting view. Only two kilometers of this cave is open to public. A recreational facility has been built close to this cave where visitors can spend the night.

Kataleh Khor Cave

Katale ( Catale ) 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 “.

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