Caves

Caves in Iran

Caves are formed by the dissolution of limestone. Rainwater picks up carbon dioxide from the air and as it percolates through the soil, which turns into a weak acid. This slowly dissolves out the limestone along the joints, bedding planes and fractures, some of which become enlarged enough to form caves.

Roud afshan

Tehran

Bishapour cave

Fars

Khoffash Cave

Ilam

Yakh morad

Alborz

Ghoori ghale'

Kermanshah

Sahoolan

West Azerbaijan

Katle khor

Zanjan

Keraftoo Cave

Kurdistan

Chama Cave

Chaharmahal

Alisadr Cave

Hamadan

Ayoob Cave

Kerman

Nakhjir Cave

Markazi

Namakdan Cave

Hormozgan

Darre-Al Cave

Razavi Khorasan

Garmsar Cave

Semnan