Go 7 mln years back visiting ‘Nakhcheer Cave’

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Nakhjir is a limestone cave situated in Markazi Province of Iran

Nakhcheer or Nakhjir is a limestone cave situated in Markazi Province of Iran with approximately seven million years old which is now a tourist and research destination for people from aroudn the world.

 
Upon entering the cave one feels themselves back to seven million years ago. Residents of the region believe this cave was discovered accidentally after a shepherd lost his sheep and later on during the 1980s mountain climbers entered the cave and officially submitted the place. The cave is on the top of a mountain and many visitors from all around the world go to visit it.

Inside the cave is covered with corals like candelabrum on the ceiling and walls. The corals are in different shapes of turtle, eagle, deer, sparrow, bride and man.

This cave was basically shaped due to inversion and after millions of years the cave is changed to today’s form. Inside the cave there are several halls and ponds, long corridors, crystal candelabrum which make it an eye catching beauty. The halls of the cave have different names and the most famous one is Chehel Sotoon Hall. Some of other halls are Bride Hall, Lake Hall, Limbo Hall, Zoo Hall, Chehel Cheragh Hall and the Hall of Beauties.

The natural air conditioning inside Nakhcheer Cave is one of its outstanding beauties of this cave. This cave is naturally cool during summer and warm during winter. Although the cave is narrow and dark but one never feels lack of Oxygen there.

The main corridor of the cave is more than 1200 meters, there are several minor corridors as well. Dolomites sedimentary cover all corridors and porches of the cave in white color like a layer of white snow.

By Shokoufeh Rastin

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