Malham Cave in Sodom

Probably the world’s largest salt cave, Malham Cave is very close to salt pillar of wife of Hz. Lut عليه اسلام

Dead Sea region, Israel Occupied Palestine

Coordinates: 31.122194, 35.3831095

Cave explorers in Israel occupied Palestine believe they have discovered the world’s longest salt cave, larger than the previous one in Iran.

The Malham cave, first partially mapped in the 1980s, is now known to stretch for over 10 kilometres, through Mount Sodom, Israel’s largest mountain.

The cave is adorned with glittering salt crystals, and it is close to where the Quran claims Hz. Lut’s عليه اسلام wife was turned into a pillar of salt upon the “sight of Allah”, who had descended to Earth to bring destruction upon Sodom and Gomorrah.

The main outlet of the cave is that it is close to a salt pillar nicknamed “Lot’s wife”.

The relationship between the Malham cave and Mount Sodom is closely linked, as the mountain is essentially a large salt block, formed by the shifting of the Earth’s plates at the northern end of the 4,000-mile Rift Valley.

The mountain is covered by a thin layer of rock, but when it rains, the water trickles down into the salt layer eventually carving out the caves and forming the stalagmites.

People are not allowed to go inside because the roof collapsed a few years ago. So make sure to confirm before visiting.

Even if the Cave is close, driving through the Dead sea region and visiting all those other important sites is still an amazing experience.