Katale Khor is a cave located in, Zanjan Province, Iran. It is situated 120 km south of Zanjan city and is about 410 km from Tehran. The name, Katale Khor, means “mount of the sun” The Cave was discovered about 90 years ago. Geological studies in 1984 showed that the cave formation dates back to the Jurassic period it is believed that the cave is connected to Ali Sadr Cave in Hamadan Province. Of course, the two caves are different from two viewpoints. Firstly, Ali Sadr is full of water, but Katale Khor is almost dry. Another wonder of the cave is the number of its levels, which are very rare among major caves of the world.
The recreational division of the cave is used by the public and includes 2 km of straight path. Experts maintain that the division constitutes one-third of the cave.
The road from Zanjan to Khatale Khor passes Soltaniyeh, an ancient khanate city. Due to penetration of water into lower layers of the cave and shallow lagoons, crystalline stalagmites have created very beautiful vistas. During 120 million years of its life, the cave has changed many times with earthquakes, faults, and collapses being among the most common natural changes which have taken place inside the cave.

It is a traditional Qajar era laundry house and today it is Zanjan’s Anthropology Museum. Historical building of Rakhtshooy Khaneh (which means washhouse) lies at the historical texture of the Zanjan city and was built around 20th century. This place was used for washing clothes by women living in the city. It was constructed by two brothers, Mashad Akbar and Mashadi Esmail. At the present, this historic building is being used as Zanjan’s anthropological museum.

Zanjan is the capital of Zanjan Province in north-western Iran. With a population of 448,398 Zanjan covers an area of 6763 square kilometers.
It is famous for its knives, traditional sandals, and other handicrafts like charoogh and malileh which are made with silver wires. Zanjani artists make many things like various decorative dishes and their special covers as well as silver jewelry. In ancient times, Zanjan was known for its stainless sharp knives .Many villagers today are traditional carpet weavers.

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Soltaniye Dome is a UNESCO World Heritage site, the third largest dome in the world after Santa Maria Dome and Hagia Sophia Dome and also the largest brick made dome in the world, which is located in Soltaniyeh city in Zanjan Province, Iran. Soltaniyeh, located 240 kilometres (150 mi) to the north-west of Tehran, was built as the capital of Mongol Ilkhanid rulers of Iran in the 14th century. Its name refers to the Islamic ruler title sultan. UNESCO listed Soltaniyeh as one of the World Heritage Sites in 2005 and people have described the architecture of the building as “anticipating the Taj Mahal.”