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23-MAR-2009 Ali Majdfar

Niasar Cave

Niasar - Kashan

The green and beautiful resort village of Niasar is located 28 kilometers west of Kashan, Iran.

The Niasar cave (called Reis Cave by locals) is thoroughly man-made, except for one or two natural chambers near the entrance openings. The cave is believed to be a Mitra temple (Mitra was ancient Persian religion). Its first cut possibly dates back to the Partian (Arsacid) era, 248 BCE – 224 CE. Most Mitra temples like the Niasar cave have been built in full darkness. This cave has other entrance openings, some of which are located inside a rock which separates the upper parts of Niasar from the lower neighborhoods.
Fresh air Current circulates throughout the cave. In order to walk in most passages, corridors and even in small chambers of the cave, one has to creep and crawl. Even in some parts, the path is so narrow that it is not possible for one to pass through without stooping.
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woody3416-Oct-2013 02:08
An incredible image and history...vibrant and colourful...great work...V
Guest 07-Feb-2012 14:22

Janice Dunn23-Sep-2011 19:59
What an interesting place to see - thank you
Julie Oldfield17-Jun-2010 13:31
Excellent lighting.
Marwan Habib20-Apr-2010 19:19
Nice colors.
fotabug20-Mar-2010 17:39
Wonderful image. Would be a very interesting place to see
Ceya14-Mar-2010 18:57
Marvellous capture, Ali! V
maria 14-Mar-2010 12:06
it's very beautiful !!!! I like the way the colours are combining !!!! :-)
Cedric Sims13-Mar-2010 21:20
Cool, like the lighting and color!
Guest 13-Mar-2010 11:13
Excellent exposure. Great.
rocky11-Mar-2010 15:41
Interesting image and explanation. Amazing work. =V=
meekam tam10-Mar-2010 12:36
Beautiful cave with detail explanation, Ali! Great shot! V
princess10-Mar-2010 08:15
Fantastic image. Great informations regarding the Niasar cave. V.
Manas Khan10-Mar-2010 01:21
Spectacular! Great capture! V
sue anne09-Mar-2010 12:18
Very nice and like the green light. V.
Rosemarie Kusserow09-Mar-2010 08:57
What a beautiful image! I admire the glowing colors and your fine composition,
Rosemarie :o) BV
Sam_C09-Mar-2010 05:43
Excellent shot and informative caption! V
Marcia Colelli09-Mar-2010 02:06
Wonderful light and composition V
Simon Chandler08-Mar-2010 23:54
Fantastic composition and exposure. What a unique scene! v
BrigitteKrede08-Mar-2010 19:19
the light is impressive , nice mood...v
GaleriaFotoStefan08-Mar-2010 17:44
Great photo! V
Giancarlo Guzzardi08-Mar-2010 16:20
incredible ancient place
January Grey08-Mar-2010 06:12
Wonderful neon glow! Beautiful shot, Ali. V~
Bryan Murahashi08-Mar-2010 05:20
Beautiful touch of colors in this ancient cave.
waterfalls man08-Mar-2010 04:35
Great Capture V!!
Carol How08-Mar-2010 04:24
Amazing image - must have been very hard to photograph! V
Graeme07-Mar-2010 23:19
Wonderful lighting and composition Ali.BV!!
Jean Chiasson07-Mar-2010 22:53
Love the vibrant colour and light Ali vote
laine07-Mar-2010 20:57
Great lighting against those golden walls.
Carol Rollins07-Mar-2010 19:41
Fantastic image with great information. Wonderful textures and light. ~
Tom Munson07-Mar-2010 16:07
Fantastic image and history lesson. Great work!
Randy Adams07-Mar-2010 13:47
Great shot Ali...very interesting info..thanks for sharing! V
Fong Lam07-Mar-2010 13:11
Beautiful shot of this man-made cave, Ali....V
Peter Stahl07-Mar-2010 08:34
Great info!! Excellent job. :-)
Zoltán Balogh07-Mar-2010 07:17
Marvellous image Ali! V
marko gregoric07-Mar-2010 07:01
Stunning image of this fantastic scene. V.
Paco López07-Mar-2010 06:39
Fantastic shot and place!! V!
Fred Parsons07-Mar-2010 05:37
Nice work and very informative
larose forest photos07-Mar-2010 04:23
Remarkable photo and I appreciate the commentary which helps us learn so much more. Very impressive. VV
Stan Wojick07-Mar-2010 04:17
Wonderful narrative - I really appreciate your devotion to showing the history and cultural artifacts and landscape of your country
Hank Vander Velde07-Mar-2010 03:53
Very nice image and info Ali.
Jean D07-Mar-2010 02:07
Lovely scene, Ali! ~V
Vince06-Mar-2010 23:37
Wonderful capture of this historical place. Thanks for the information. Vote.
dineman06-Mar-2010 22:35
Wonderful shot V
Margot W06-Mar-2010 21:04
I wonder if I could go in? Not fond of tight spaces but I am happy to see through your camera.
Guest 06-Mar-2010 20:23
Love the vibrant colour and light.. great shot Ali! V
François Fauchard06-Mar-2010 19:48
Wonderful light ! It looks like these from Vietnam
John Reynolds LRPS06-Mar-2010 19:45
Well captured. Great light and colour.
Kuriacose Joseph06-Mar-2010 19:02
This is very strange lighting. Nice picture.
marie-jose wolff06-Mar-2010 18:25
wonderful light! V
Guest 06-Mar-2010 18:11
Wonderful image, Ali. Very interesting history lesson. BV
Stephanie06-Mar-2010 18:02
Interesting information regarding the Niasar cave. Another gorgeous image Ali ~ love the colors! V
Michal Leszczynski06-Mar-2010 17:55
Wonderful photo. V.
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