The Baatara Gorge Waterfall, or “Three Bridge Chasm,” in Tannourine, Lebanon, is one of the most magical places in the world.
Over time, the ancient limestone slowly eroded from a flowing stream, creating the dramatic waterfall and rock formations. The chemistry of the calcium carbonate seems to have played a big role in giving rise to this natural wonder’s spectacular features.
The waterfall begins as meltwater from Mount Lebanon and ends up in the chasm’s plunge pool below phenomenal cave bridges.
Back in 1988, experiments were conducted to see where all of that water ended up after collecting in the abyss. What they found was that it eventually surfaces at a spring in the nearby town of Mgharet al-Ghaouaghir.
As alluring as this attraction may seem, there are caution signs posted near the cave discouraging visitors from exploring the natural bridges because they may collapse, leading to injuries and even death.
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