The stunning location, epic caves are always seen in fantastic movies, landing on such beautiful place always remain a dream. But this dream will no more be just a dream, with help of several travel blogs you can walk up to such places with heap of valuable information on that particular place. ‘Baatara Gorge Waterfall’ is a magnificent place, situated in Lebanon, Tannourine. The Baatara Gorge Waterfall is also known as ‘Caves of three Bridge’.
Discovery of ‘Baatara Gorge Waterfall’ was made by Bio-Speleologist named ‘Henri Coiffait’. The huge waterfall is accompanied with a deep sinkhole which was mapped by ‘Speleo Club’. The cave is said to exist from Jurassic Era. The water drops from huge height of 837-feet, flowing across three bridges naturally made by Nature. More pleasant view of waterfall is possible to catch after winter season, when winter snow melts and water melts and cascade to give charismatic view. Today the site is protected from any sports or travel adventure that will damage or hurt the nature’s beauty.
Travelling from route of Laklouk to Tannorine, one can pass through village of Balaa. This route takes only 5-mintues to reach the beautiful spot. This is one of the most remarkable formation by nature on planet earth. The site was studied deep to start with travel sport at current site, but then the idea was discarded to protect the site from any impairment.
The year 1952, was very remarkable for Henri Coiffait, who discovered ‘Bataara Gorge Waterfall’. After several attempts, many pothole exploration club tried to reach at the bottom of the waterfall but were not successful. Thirty years later, the bottom of the waterfall was explored. Great study and research was made on place, according to the research conducted, the site consist of Limestone at the top of sequence dated 160 million years old. It is vital to note that the water collected at the bottom is very much clear and unfiltered over millennium years.
Amazed, why it is called as ‘Caves of three Bridge’? The three bridge at this site are not made by man, but are naturally formed by nature’s act. The top bridge was formed, then over period of years, vertical and circular erosion activity made series of collapses, which made other two bridges. The winter time is most dangerous time to visit, you can see chunks of ice sliding down the pothole and reaching the bottom with huge speed.
A visitor must be aware of the sign boards, which strictly warns them to stay away from edges and walking on the bridges. The edges of this site are too slippery, a fall might lead to death. But definitely visiting this sight is truly outstanding and memorable moment to get close to nature.