The abyss of three bridges – a multi-level cave in Lebanon

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The extraordinary beauty of Baatara Falls paved its way in in the middle of the mountain of limestone, and thus built a three-level a cave with transitions in the form of bridges, that’s where the name came from “The Abyss of Three Bridges” (Three Bridge Chasm). Created by by nature, bridges located one above the other an endless stream of water, and it is simply impossible to take your eyes off this bewitching beauty.

This natural wonder is located near the city of Tannorin (Tannourine) and the small village of Balaa in Lebanon, and Scientists estimate this is a very ancient natural structure. Waterfall Baatara Ball was formed at least 160 million years ago, and to this day, its streams of water do not stop working on the creation and improving your landscape. But humanity is about the “Abyss three bridges “recognized only in 1952, thanks to the French speleologist Henry Koyfe (Henri Coiffait). This discovery happened. 20th century so late because the cave was hidden impassable thicket of trees surrounded by a meadow.

The most powerful streams of water are formed at the moment of snow melting and then the waterfall gains extraordinary strength and power. Bewitching the spectacle of a falling stream of clear water from a height of 225 meters and beautiful landscape has attracted many tourists. An endless stream of people threatened the safety of natural bridges connecting the caves. After all, they simply can not stand the constant shaking of thousands of feet of tourists wishing to walk along these ancient bridges, because they are actually not as strong as may seem at first glance. To reduce the flow of people was a decision has been made to enclose this territory and to make entry paid, but this decision was never implemented. Instead was found more correct solution, which suited all tourists. Porch cars and their parking began to be located far from the mountain range, and for passage and descent constructed inconspicuous fit well into staircase landscape. Walking on bridges is only possible in lightweight look, without backpacks and heavy bags. They can get to the bottom only cavers equipped with professional equipment and equipment.

In the 80s, an interesting experiment was conducted, which gave the answer to the question, where does the flow of water go somewhere deep into the bottom of the caves. After staining the water, scientists found that a water stream holds the way to a village with a long name – Mgharet al-Ghaouaghir (Mgharet-al-Ghaouaghir), and this is one of the main fresh water sources in the area.

Here is a natural miracle built a waterfall with its powerful “hands” consisting of falling jets of water, which to this day pleases with its beauty all Libyans and guests of this beautiful places of this wonderful country.

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