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Ali Sadr near Hamedan (about 80km from the city) is the world’s largest water cave. For many years the exploration of the cave progressed slowly. It was only in 2001 that with the help of a German/British expedition, a great progress was made in surveying 11 kilometers of the cave. However the exploration of Ali Sadr is still an ongoing process and it is said that the end of the cave is yet to be found. This exploration is made even more difficult by the many different routes that the cave has. Some of which end in dry land or a lake at great deeps.
As the name “water cave” suggests, the cave is mostly filled with water from a nearby spring. This has created a great opportunity for boat rides in the cave for the tourists and visitors. The boats are linked together with a rope to avoid going off track and getting lost. The first boat in each group is a paddle boat with the guide that pulls the other boats. If you seat in one of the following boats, you can just seat back and enjoy the view.