Biggest aquatic cave in the middle east
Qouri Qala or Qouri Qal’eh cave is the largest water cave of Middle East with a 65 million year background, located in Kermanshah province. This cave is located in the 25 kilometer distance of Ravansar town, in the hillside of Shahou Mountain and has an overlooking scene of Ravansar – Paveh route in the neighboring area of a village with the same name.
In Qouri Qala or Qouri Qal’eh cave of Kermanshah, there are 4 waterfalls in the depths of the ground which this feature differentiates this cave with other similar ones.
This cave has been a safe and remote place throughout history and detection of relics such as some plates, bowls, and some coins from Yazdegerd III era indicates its age and use in ancient times.
This cave is 12 kilometers long and is 3140 meter deep. And it is registered as one of Iran’s seven natural and national relics.
This cave was first registered as Iran’s natural and national relic by the Department of Environment and then it was registered as the 54th national relic in the list of Iran’s natural heritage by the Cultural Heritage Organization on March 17th, 2009.