Iran’s Ali Sadr Cave ‘too commercial’ for world heritage list

Villagers in Ali Sadr say over-commercialisation of their cave has cost them a chance of gaining UNESCO world heritage status.

One of the natural wonders of the world is in the hills of northwestern Iran.

Ali Sadr is the world’s largest water-filled cave and attracts thousands of visitors each year.

It once could have been a candidate to become a UNESCO world heritage site but not any more.

Al Jazeera’s Zein Basravi reports from Ali Sadr village in Hamadan Province, Iran.