The Unique Ancient Baatara Gorge Waterfall in Lebanon

The Unique Ancient Baatara Gorge Waterfall in Lebanon

The Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Tannourine, Lebanon. Also known as the Cave Of Three Bridges, it is ineed an impressive natural wonder. The waterfall plunges 255 m (837 ft) down the Three Bridge Chasm – a limestone formation, which is a result of millions of years of erosion, which persists to this day. The falls is created by melting ice that trickles down Mount Lebanon.

Geologists claim that the rock formation is around 160-million years old, meaning that it was present in the Jurassic period, when the dinosaurs were wandering the Earth. Today it is a popular tourist attraction. It is advised however to be extremely careful, as the cliffs are slippery and the rock is rather frail. Therefore it is not allowed to stand on the bridge for a group of people. Nevertheless the site is breathtaking and worth visiting once in a lifetime.

Why to go there?

A true natural wonder, providing an adventurous hike, great views and unforgettable experience.

When to go there?

Go there between March and April – it is a time when the snow is melting and the waterfall is flowing in all its glory.

How to get there?

Get around in Lebanon by bus or rent a car. The village of Balaa is situated between Laklouk and Tannourine. The waterfall is only about 5 minutes away from Balaa.

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