Also known as: Ghar Parau, Poraw Cave, Parou Cave, Paraw Cave, Everest of world caves
Paraw cave or Ghar Parau is located near Kermanshah and in 3050 meter above sea level which is the highest cave in the world and well known as Everest of world caves.
Parau cave (Ghaar-e Parow) is located in the Poraw Mountain (Zagross Mountain Range), to the north of Kermanshah province. The Poraw Cave is the largest calcareous cave in the world and its structure is related to the third period of geology. Inside the Parau cave there are 26 wells in various depths ranging between 5 to 42m. At 751m deep, it is the deepest cave in Iran.This cave located in 3050 meter above sea level which is the highest cave in the world and well known as Everest of world caves.
The cave opening is a small hole which terminates to small and big areas with various branches and large stones, between which crevices and precipices have been formed. In the month of December, the cave is covered by stalactites and stalagmites which create special beauty. Appropriate security measures and gear are required for descending into the Parou cave.
This cave has 751 meter depth and with D5 degree of difficulty recognized as one of hardest caves to caving. The British caving team which discovered the cave named their group Ghar Parau foundation. Five professional cavers have lost their lives in this cave.
Kermanshah (Capital of Kermanshah Province) located in the western part of Iran is one of Iran’s ancient cities bordered by Kordestan province to the north, Lorestan and Ilam provinces and Iraq to the west. The city of Kermanshah is home to magnificent to
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