The vicissitudes of life make it necessary for us to travel far and wide and explore the beauty of Mother Nature. That is why after quitting my job, I decided to tour several tourist attractions of the world in order to feel fresh and rejuvenated. Baatara Gorge Waterfall, Tannourine – Lebanon was the first one on my touring radar.
This tour introduced me to passion of the most profound kind, much to my expectation since I was free from my daily duties and it was time to all the things that daily commitments had denied me previously. Indeed, the cutthroat world of business sometimes denies us the opportunity to be free and explore the wonders of the world. I was happy to be free, and Baatara Gorge Waterfall made my happiness complete.
At the first sight, this waterfall gave me an inkling that nature was at its best. Actually, it looked like nature was holding a beauty contest. Perhaps the height of the waterfall (255 meters) is the most striking feature of this attraction. The waterfall drops into Baatara pothole, which is a Jurassic limestone cave. This cave is also called “cave of three bridges”. It also lies behind three natural bridges, hence the name “Three Bridges Chasm”.
The breathtaking sight of this waterfall beckoned me to itself during this tour and it was really a feast for my eyes. I was highly tempted to climb up in order to get a closer view of the waterfall but I was careful to avoid danger and possible death. The fact that I toured this waterfall during March and April explains all my joy, since snow was melting at that time. The wildflowers at that time were also in full bloom, and it was indeed a tour of its own kind. Tourist amenities and essential services accentuated the visit, and all the people I met were friendly and hospitable. Actually, it was as if everything conspired to make my tour complete and as enjoyable as possible. That explains why I was able to take a breathtaking sight of this three-tiered waterfall without spending a fortune.
Concisely, I have toured several attractions but Baatara Gorge Waterfall in Balaa province deserves a standing ovation. The beauty of this natural waterfall is almost unsurpassed, and that is why it is among the top waterfalls in the world. Its location between Laqlouq and Tannourine cities in Lebanon is the icing on the cake. I am already planning to tour it agan!