[well]Jeita Grotto Quick Facts:

  • Interconnected limestone caves located in Lebanon
  • Longest cave structure in the middle east
  • A height differences of 1,000 feet ( 305 m)


Jeita Grotto

Jeita Grotto is a set of interconnected limestone caves located in Lebanon. A river runs through the two caves referred to as the lower cave and the upper galleries. The Jeita Grotto is the longest cave complex in the Middle East with a height difference of 1,000 feet (305 m).

The Jeita Grotto sits at 980 feet (300 m) above sea level. Explorers have made there way 22,700 feet (6,910 m) from the front entry way of the lower grotto to the deepest end of the underground river, and about 7,000 feet (2,130 m) of the upper galleries.

The upper galleries features stalactites, stalagmites, columngs, mushrooms, ponds, curtains and draperies. The effects and views of the cave have been enhanced with a good lighting system. The longest stalactite in the world is found in the White Chamber of the Jeita Grotto.

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