The Baatara gorge sinkhole (Balaa gorge waterfall) is a waterfall in the Tannourine, Lebanon near Balaa. The waterfall drops 255 metres (837 ft) into the Baatara Pothole, a cave of Jurassic limestone located on the Lebanon Mountain Trail. The cave is also known as the Cave of the Three Bridges. Traveling from Laklouk to Tannourine one passes the village of Balaa, and the Three Bridges Chasm (in French Gouffre des Trois Ponts) is a five-minute journey into the valley below where one sees three natural bridges, rising one above the other and overhanging a chasm descending into Mount Lebanon. During the spring melt, a 90–100-metre (300–330 ft) cascade falls behind the three bridges and then down into the 240-metre (790 ft) chasm.

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  • Le gouffre des Trois Ponts, ou gouffre de Baatara est un gouffre situé à Tannourine, au Liban. Lors de la fonte des neiges, une cascade de 90 m de haut s'y forme. (fr)
  • La Cascata della grotta di Baatara (anche conosciuta come Cascata di Balaa) è una cascata che piomba in una grotta carsica, situata nelle vicinanze della città di Tannourine, in Libano. (it)
  • Баатара — водопад в Ливане. (ru)
  • The Baatara gorge sinkhole (Balaa gorge waterfall) is a waterfall in the Tannourine, Lebanon near Balaa. The waterfall drops 255 metres (837 ft) into the Baatara Pothole, a cave of Jurassic limestone located on the Lebanon Mountain Trail. The cave is also known as the Cave of the Three Bridges. Traveling from Laklouk to Tannourine one passes the village of Balaa, and the Three Bridges Chasm (in French Gouffre des Trois Ponts) is a five-minute journey into the valley below where one sees three natural bridges, rising one above the other and overhanging a chasm descending into Mount Lebanon. During the spring melt, a 90–100-metre (300–330 ft) cascade falls behind the three bridges and then down into the 240-metre (790 ft) chasm. Discovered to the western world in 1952 by French bio-speleologist Henri Coiffait, the waterfall and accompanying sinkhole were fully mapped in the 1980s by the Spéléo club du Liban. A 1988 fluorescent dye test demonstrated that the water emerged at the spring of Dalleh in Mgharet al-Ghaouaghir (located near Balaa). (en)
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  • Le gouffre des Trois Ponts, ou gouffre de Baatara est un gouffre situé à Tannourine, au Liban. Lors de la fonte des neiges, une cascade de 90 m de haut s'y forme. (fr)
  • La Cascata della grotta di Baatara (anche conosciuta come Cascata di Balaa) è una cascata che piomba in una grotta carsica, situata nelle vicinanze della città di Tannourine, in Libano. (it)
  • Баатара — водопад в Ливане. (ru)
  • The Baatara gorge sinkhole (Balaa gorge waterfall) is a waterfall in the Tannourine, Lebanon near Balaa. The waterfall drops 255 metres (837 ft) into the Baatara Pothole, a cave of Jurassic limestone located on the Lebanon Mountain Trail. The cave is also known as the Cave of the Three Bridges. Traveling from Laklouk to Tannourine one passes the village of Balaa, and the Three Bridges Chasm (in French Gouffre des Trois Ponts) is a five-minute journey into the valley below where one sees three natural bridges, rising one above the other and overhanging a chasm descending into Mount Lebanon. During the spring melt, a 90–100-metre (300–330 ft) cascade falls behind the three bridges and then down into the 240-metre (790 ft) chasm. (en)
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  • Gouffre des Trois Ponts (fr)
  • Cascata delle gole del Baatara (it)
  • Баатара (ru)
  • Baatara gorge waterfall (en)
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