A cave that turns into a waterfall in summer

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Despite the many wars that have plagued Lebanon in recent decades, there are several natural beauties in the country that remain untouched. The Three Bridges Cavern, as it is popularly known, is one of them.

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Located in Tannourine, Baatara George Waterfall, the official name of the cave, is a rocky limestone formation that was carved over millions of years by the nearby water that thaws during the summer.

As such, during the hot season, the cave becomes a cascade and attracts enough tourists to the site.

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The waters come from the snows of Mount Lebanon and fall to an abyss of 250 meters. It is estimated that the cave is about 160 million years old, dating to the Jurassic Period.

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Over these millions of years, the waters that flow naturally into the cave have formed three rocky bridges, hence the name of the place.

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The formation was discovered in 1952 by the bio-speleologist Henri Coiffait. In 1988, a fluorescent dye experiment revealed that the water from the abyss emerges from the subsoil from a source near the town of Mgharet al-Ghaouaghir. See some photos of the place!

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