Quri Qaleh Cave

An exceptional tourist attraction in the northwest of Iran

Quri Qaleh Cave is one of the exceptional tourist attractions in the northwest of Iran. It is 12 kilometers long and 3140 meters deep, containing many halls.

All the halls are inspired by the naturally-formed stalactites and stalagmites. Mary, Ferdowsi, Amir Kabir, Beethoven, Mushroom, Pisa Tower, Elephant, Heart, Ship, and Waterfall are among the names given to the cave's many halls.

The temperature at the cave varies from -7 to 11 degrees Centigrade, with a relative humidity of 89 percent. So it is easy for tourists to visit during all seasons of the year.

This amazing tourist attraction is located about 90 Kilometers from Kermanshah and 25 kilometers from Ravansar town on the slopes of Shahou Mountain. Archeologists believed that the cave is 65 million years old.

One thing that differentiates this cave with other similar ones is the 4 waterfalls in the depths of the ground in this cave.

Zoologists believe that this cave is a good habitat for a rare species of bat named mouse-ear. Knowing the fact that, a large number of the vertebrates lived there before it was spotted.

Quri Qaleh cave was registered as the 54th national relic in the list of Iran’s natural heritage by the Cultural Heritage Organization on March 17th, 2009.


Quri Qale Cave

Quri Qale Cave – Photo by IRNA


Quri Qale Cave

Quri Qale Cave – Photo by IRNA


Quri Qale Cave

Quri Qale Cave – Photo by IRNA


Quri Qale Cave

Quri Qale Cave – Photo by IRNA


Quri Qale Cave

Quri Qale Cave – Photo by IRNA


Quri Qale Cave

Quri Qale Cave – Photo by IRNA

Quri Qale Cave

Quri Qale Cave – Photo by IRNA

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